Flabby thighs! Need help!

India
June 18, 2011 12:16pm CST
Hey guys, I'm 5'4'' and 58-60 kilos heavy. I don't really work out or keep a specific diet. But now my thighs are flabby and my butt is also kinda loose. I'm 22 and I want to lose weight fast, tone my thighs and my butt and my tummy. What kind of exercises would you suggests for a girl who is only a beginner at working out? My stamina is not that great either. Thanks in advance!
6 responses
• Singapore
19 Jun 11
There are two things you need to take note of when you want to achieve your goals of losing weight fast and toning. First of all, you need to watch your diet. One way is to count calories. I suggest that you join this site - caloriecount.about.com. It's free! Every time you eat something, record it at the site, you will start to be aware of the food that is high is calories or high in sugar, sodium or other properties. At the same time, you will also get a good idea when you are eating nutritious food as each food is graded. Awareness is key to understanding what we put into our mouths. Eat normally in the beginning and you will start to be aware which is what I call "lethal" foods - food with high calories in particular! Slowly, your mindset will change as you get a better idea of food that is going to just add to your weight. The other thing you need to take note is exercise. I have to confess, I don't follow any exercise routine. But since I started on the website, I was encouraged to do some simple exercises. If you do not get out of your house often, you can still exercise at home. If you just do exercises without knowing how many calories you are losing, you won't know if you are making any progress. If you do some yoga, then key in the activity, you will find out how many calories you have lost during the session. If you want to know how much calories you are burning if you run on the spot, check this site for the answer. When you key in your current weight when you sign up, you will know the amount of calories needed to maintain your weight. Your objective is to consume less calories than need to maintain your weight. In this way, you will lose weight over a period of time. There may be days when you will consume more than you need, but there will be days when you will consume less. Check out your average to see how you are doing over time. It's great fun!
• India
20 Jun 11
Thank you very much Sydney, this helps a lot. I just signed up at Caloriecount.com. I'm really hoping things would be better soon! Thanks again!
• Singapore
21 Jun 11
You are welcome. I may not be able to advise you on the type of exercise to shape your thighs, but I hope you can find that out from googling it. In the meantime, with balanced diet and some exercise, you will lose weight. All the best!
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
19 Jun 11
How about ur parents? Are they fat? If they are no fat, your taking exercises will help. also reduce totally fat food - ghee, oil, sweets, meat etc. If it is possible join a gym where they do physical exercises for 45 minutes to one hour daily sweating out there. This will help u. have a good day.
• India
20 Jun 11
They aren't fat, just medium built. Yeah, a gym would have been good but, no. I've some personal problems 'cause of which I can't really go outta my house. Thanks for replying!
@graxcrix (19)
18 Jun 11
hi there, i just want to share my own way of losing weight..i had this after 6 diet (my own version) where i only eat bread in the evening but i eat breakfast & lunch meals since they are important for a working girl like me..at first, it was so hard but later on i tried to control myself from craving foods..thats why discipline is another factor if want to achieve something..i dont do much exercise coz i dont have much time for that but a 10 to 30 minute simple walking will do & ive done it going to my workplace..& one more thing, dont think too much that your on a diet coz sometimes psychological effect can also affect the slow process of your weight loss maybe because your mind & body are pressured..hope this will help..Good Luck!!=)
• India
20 Jun 11
Thanks so much! I'm not a working girl but cause of some personal problems I'm not being able to go out of my house. Though I do try to skip my dinner, I wouldn't be able to resist if mom makes something tasty :( LOL.
@JodeneB (177)
• United States
18 Jun 11
hello there! I myself, have never tried the fad diets on t.v. or in magazines. I have recently gotten rid of flabby thighs & tightened my behind. I have changed my diet - no fast food (or maybe 1 or 2 times a month), organic foods, (try to eliminate processed foods), lots of fruits and veggies. A lot of the chemicals in today's foods prevent us from losing weight. As for exercise, I go hiking every saturday or sunday. The place i go hiking have quite steep trails, like walking up stairs...only steeper! It used to be that i had to stop many times to catch my breath, but now, i do not need to stop. I am used to it & stronger. More than losing weight, my lower half is more toned & i feel so much better! If you don't have hills you can hike, you can walk up & down s flight of stairs, but do like 5 times. it may be boring, but that kind of exercise helped me out. good luck!
• India
18 Jun 11
First off, thanks for responding! The major problem is my laziness :) I don't go outta my house much, so I'd just have to work out in my room itself. Like running-in-place or something. Does that help? How long would I have to keep doing that? How long every day? How do I keep drinking plain cold water all the time? It gets very tiring! I'll try anyway. Thanks again!
• United States
18 Jun 11
I do about 40 minutes - 1 hour of yoga three times a week and I walk a LOT. I eat a salad everyday and drink lots and lots of water. Tummy exercises are tricky. That one you really have to WORK for. But yoga and walking have been great for me. The results are almost instantaneous especially for the thighs. You just have to give yourself a routine every week! Good luck!
• India
18 Jun 11
I did yoga for about a month and it didn't do much. Probably cause I didn't stick with it. Is doing Suryanamaskaram everyday enough? I don't think so :( I'm just too lazy to stick with anything :( I used to try reducing my rice intake for a while, then I lost it. I try drinking a lot of water, then I forgot about that too. Idk, I'll try harder I suppose. Thanks for the response!
@thetis74 (1525)
10 Jul 11
I have read that fat has their own route as to which part of the body it wants to stay when it gets into your system. For some people it is stored more on the belly and in your case it went to your butt, tummy and thighs. It is good thing that you are working. I have not tried going to the gym for workouts because I don't have the time. But I am sure that gym instructor, I believe, better knows what workout you should follow to focus on these parts that needs the burning of fat deposits in these areas. Avoid the fattening foods and make sure to take plenty of fruits and vegetables.