ORIGINAL: AIL Staff
if not you'll never lose the weight as you're most likely inherently weak minded and will probably die a fat, weak shadow of what you could have been had you stuck at it.
I, most definitely, fall into the latter category :(
Sit-ups are pretty good for the love handles. Sit in the normal sit-up position with your hands to the side of your head - as you raise your body off the ground twist so that your right elbow touches your left knee; and on the next one touch your left elbow on your right knee. Start off with 2 sets of 20... working up to 5 sets of 20 after 4 weeks.
The best all-round exercise though is running, I'm afraid. It's the best way to get your body up to the temperature to begin shedding pounds.
... in our advancing years though this can really take it out of your joints so get yourself a decent pair of running shoes (actually go to a running shop and get these fitted) and try and stick to running on grass as much as possible to prevent your knees from getting beaten on the tarmac.
3 sessions a week of just 30 mins will really help push you in the right direction. If you can do the sit-ups after you've got a sweat on from the running - even better.
Also, don't forget to stretch your limbs out after running.
The ones at the bottom of this page are pretty good:
And AIL Staff's right, if you can get through the first few weeks you'll be fine :)
Good luck!! :scared:
Posted: 2008-08-19 14:15:05