Creating Your Exercise Routine

Looking for the best exercise to lose weight is like looking for the best investment for your 401K. No single exercise is going to be the silver bullet for accelerated fat loss just like no single investment vehicle will send your retirement account to dizzying heights while providing exceptional safety. Weight loss success stories for women are a culmination of optimal nutrition, strength training with weights, and intelligent cardio that includes interval workouts. In each of these three categories, there are some simple guidelines that can help you generate consistent and progressive weight loss to look better and feel better.

Strength training with weights is one of the best methods for increasing lean muscle, which in turn fires up your metabolism naturally. Lean muscle, which makes women look slender, shapely, and fit, burns calories all day long after intense exercise.

Two main reasons that stop people from losing weight with Living life to the fullest are either boredom or injury. The truth is that weight loss is about using more calories than u get in (in other words, burning more calories than you eat). So, they say, while running at an 8-minute-mile pace might be a great calorie burner, if you’re not going to do it, it’s not going to help you. Instead, start with something you can do, like walking or working out on an elliptical machine or exercise bike.

I’ve owned so many different exercise machines. I’ve had a treadmill, a stair climber, a stationary bike, a rowing machine, and many others. I currently own an elliptical machine. And I used to work my butt off (not literally, unfortunately) on these things 45 minutes a day five times a week. I’d get in my target heart rate and stay there for the whole work-out. I thought it was the best exercise way to burn fat. But if it was, I’d be slender, and I’m not…yet.

I am sure you all know that your lower abs seems to be the hard ones to define. This is simply because that is where most people carry their fat, it has nothing to do with needing to work them out more. With that being said, lying leg lifts are one of the best exercises to target your lower abs, but it also does hit your upper abs which is why we like this exercise so much.

For “lateral jumps,” you stand feet together, and your arms at your sides. Then, jump far to your right, landing only with your right foot, while extending your left leg behind your right leg, and squatting slightly. Repeat the same procedure, but this time jump as far to your left, landing only on your left foot, and your right leg behind. Continue this for a minute, rest, and repeat all the sets twice.

We all know we need to exercise. Let’s put away the excuses and stop lying to ourselves about what we need in order to exercise. Just get up and do it. You won’t regret it.