May 05

Do You Have Fat Flabby Arms? Summer is almost here time to tone up and show off

Time to get those arms toned up a bit, summer is around the corner and we can finally get rid of our multilayer clothing….Winters are so good in a way, you can just hide your flab so much better :).

Anyway, read this article, it will help with your general diet and exercise and get some good tips on what exercise to do to tone your arms. Variety is always good.

When I talk amongst my girlfriends, the area of our bodies that we are most embarrassed about showing off is our arms. You would think it would be flabby bellies or thighs, but no – those areas can be hidden, especially now there is that wonderful invention called spandex. It is arms that we are most ashamed of.

Just think, you look out of the window and the sky is blue and the sun is shining. You look in your wardrobe and see that new sleeveless dress you’ve wanted to wear. You put it on and then admire yourself in the mirror and the worse thing to happen happens – you notice that your arms are looking fat, flabby or even jiggly. Actually, this scenario happened to me not that long ago. It was from that moment that I decided to do something about it or else keep my arms covered up forever. This is what I discovered.

The first thing to understand is that fat flabby arms are caused by gaining too much body weight. It is an unfortunate fact that when weight is gained it goes straight to areas that we would rather it didn’t. In my case it is my belly, thighs and arms. Also, if you lose a large amount of weight it can leave you with saggy skin as well.

Top tip no.1 Reduce body fat through a combination of diet and exercise. You can do exercises such as walking, cycling, aerobics or swimming – anything that gets your heart pumping. It is important to find an exercise program that you enjoy and not force yourself to do, otherwise you will get bored and give up. Once you have found the exercise program that you enjoy then you need to stick at it. It is recommended that 30 minutes of aerobic type exercises a day is extremely beneficial to health. Everyone can take 30 minutes out of their busy days to exercise in some way. Whatever your circumstances – for example you may be a busy mum – you need to have some time for yourself.

Trying to lose weight is often difficult and frustrating. Unfortunately, you cannot tell you body to lose weight in a specific area. The only way to reduce fat in any area is to lose fat from our whole body. There is no quick fix solution to losing weight and keeping it off. It simply takes a lot of effort, determination and motivation. Do not get sucked into extreme diets as they will only fail you in the end. What you need to do is really think about the reasons why you are overeating and try and address them. What I realised is that I eat out of boredom and not necessarily when I am hungry. So what I do when I find myself yearning to eat a chocolate bar, for example, is to take myself off for a 10-15 minute walk. This seems to help.

Losing weight and doing exercises like aerobics or walking will, unfortunately, not reduce the flab around your arms.

Top tip no.2 Build muscle by using specific strength training exercises. You may think that you will have to join a gym to do this. Of course, if your financial circumstances allow, then you could join a gym and enjoy their facilities. However, what tends to happen after the initial euphoria of going to the gym three times a week wears off, you find it hard to motivate yourself to go, especially if it is raining and cold outside. You can save yourself money, by foregoing an expensive gym membership, and work from the comfort of your own home. You do not need to buy expensive equipment, you could use items in your home like filled water bottles and baked bean tins. However, if you can afford it, it would be a good idea to invest in some dumbells of different weights. The exercises that I have found useful to help tone arms are bicep curls, push ups and tricep pushdowns. These exercises will help to create toned arms without bulking up.

So, my top tips to creating those beautifully toned arms you’ve always dreamed of are to reduce body fat and start a specific strength training exercise program.

If you want to Go Sleeveless, then please visit my Fat Flabby Arms website to learn more about how to achieve this. You don’t have to be young to have toned and defined arms. You can start at any age and any level of fitness.


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