Recently I have lost about 10 lbs, (I am about 5'6 and 140 lbs) and am still trying to lose another 20 lbs.
I see that I have gotten smaller in general, but I don't think I look any better, and my mom also pointed out how I look thin, but my body looks shapeless and unattractive. This has let me down a bit emotionally...I am putting in a lot of effort in my diet and workouts at home, but I don't look any more attractive, even though the numbers on the scale is dropping.
I don't have a gym membership, and my primary ways of working out is jogging outdoors, squats (listening to pop music), and dancing in front of the mirror in my bedroom (lol).
I don't think I can convince my mother to get me a gym membership any time near in the future.
What are some ways I can make my body look aesthetically pleasing, or give some shape to it, not necessarily lose weight, without resorting to the gym?
Does running and jogging uphill around my neighborhood suffice, or are there other simple work-outs I can try at home to give my body that sexy, toned, yet curvy look?
I would like to specifically tone my legs and midsections...
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
maybe aging has to do something with the ability to tone up.
Years ago, I could tone up by simply losing weight and get away with not doing any strength exercises...now, my body seems like its starting to sag the more the lose weight :( and I'm only 22!
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When you see someone everyday as in this case you see yourself, you don't notice the changes.
Your eye sees what your mind remembers. Bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger told bodybuilders to look in the mirror & picture what you want to see in your mind.
The scale is a good indicator of weight loss but not the perfect thing. It's how your clothes fit or how you want the new ones to fit.
Very few people have the "perfect body"
Here are some workouts for your ABS. link
No you will not get a 6 pack from just this alone.
You also mentioned your legs link
Youtube is a great source of info.
As far as running uphill it is good for the quads downhill is very good too. Try it & you will see.1
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