Got Excess Skin after Weight Loss? What’s Next.

Loose sagging skin
 Got Excess Skin after Weight Loss? Your Weight Loss Journey  Continues With Slimpressions Shapewear Let's talk about a growing issue; lose, sagging excess skin after weight loss.  You’ve skipped dessert. You’ve made healthy food choices. You’ve gone the extra mile…literally. Blood, sweat and tears may be the understatement of the year. Your weight loss journey has not been easy and you’ve lost a few stones along the way. We know losing weight is no small undertaking. #beenthere Congratulations! After the countless sacrifices you’ve made in order to lose weight, you should feel overjoyed right? Unfortunately, many women are not as happy as they thought they would be after shedding some pounds because they struggle with...

 Got Excess Skin after Weight Loss? Your Weight Loss Journey  Continues With Slimpressions Shapewear

Let's talk about a growing issue; lose, sagging excess skin after weight loss.  You’ve skipped dessert. You’ve made healthy food choices. You’ve gone the extra mile…literally. Blood, sweat and tears may be the understatement of the year. Your weight loss journey has not been easy and you’ve lost a few stones along the way. We know losing weight is no small undertaking. #beenthere Congratulations! After the countless sacrifices you’ve made in order to lose weight, you should feel overjoyed right? Unfortunately, many women are not as happy as they thought they would be after shedding some pounds because they struggle with loose skin common after weight loss. Although sagging skin after weight loss is common, it can be really deflating. According to the Huffington Post, excess skin is just one of the “5 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight”.  www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/weight-loss- no-one- tells-_n_6277682.html The struggle is real and it is one we know it all too well. Loose skin can be really embarrassing. That’s a big reason why we created Slimpressions , the best shapewear for excess skin (in our humble opinions). Let’s face it. Many women are not in a position to have excess skin removal surgery for a couple of reasons – plastic surgery can be pricey, it can be quite painful, recovery time is significant and typically it requires multiple surgeries to remove sagging skin from all of the problematic areas. There are certainly many perks to skin removal surgery and the advantages are clear. Done and done. Many women have found Slimpressions body slimmers to be their go-to sagging skin solution and a wonderful alternative to plastic surgery (or at least until they go under the knife). We like to say that Slimpressions is Real Shapewear for Real Women TM . Unlike the “special occasion” shaping brands on the market, Slimpressions was designed for women on their weight loss journey who desire an all-day solution to help them smooth out lumps and bumps. Slimpressions is more than simply shapewear though. Slimpressions is confidencewear TM . We designed our line of moderate slimming solutions to be comfortable enough for all day, every day wear. We believe women have the right to look and feel their best Monday through Sunday, not just on Saturday nights. What makes our designs so comfortable? We leverage a patented technology to create a seamless torso. Unlike many “cut and sew” garments that force every body type (regardless of any loose skin) into a consistent mold/pattern, our seamless designs conform to every body shape. So regardless if she’s an hourglass, pear, etc. Slimpressions works for her. In addition, our products are longer than most traditional shapewear styles. Slimpressions were designed to sit on the hips to work with a woman’s body to stay in place and minimize untimely roll-ups so common in other brands. Our product selector will help you find the product that's right for you. Make no mistake. Shapewear is a temporary, body shaping solution to tackle excess skin. There’s no question your silhouette will look slimmer and sleeker with Slimpressions body shapers. Who doesn’t want to look thinner instantly, after all? For us, it’s all about looking and feeling your best about yourself and enjoying the milestones along your weight loss journey. #support #thickandthin Blessings, Amy Pedersen Slimpressions’ Co-Founding Slimpressionista www.slimpressions.com

Dressing Room Drama

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Dressing Room Drama For years, shopping was a stressful and, sadly, a bit of an emotional chore rather than a source of pleasure as it was for all my skinny friends.  Just the drama of going into a dressing room was awful. Like a roller coaster, my pants size has gone up and down (as has my weight) over the years.  Add my height to that and you can imagine the dressing room drama I experienced trying to find something to wear.  Half naked and feeling vulnerable in these unforgiving dressing rooms, I’d criticize myself for not being X or being way too Y.  I no longer beat myself every time I enter a dressing room now and here’s why…I now know the problem is the fashion industry; not me. The reality is clothing is designed for a select...

Dressing Room Drama

For years, shopping was a stressful and, sadly, a bit of an emotional chore rather than a source of pleasure as it was for all my skinny friends.  Just the drama of going into a dressing room was awful. Like a roller coaster, my pants size has gone up and down (as has my weight) over the years.  Add my height to that and you can imagine the dressing room drama I experienced trying to find something to wear.  Half naked and feeling vulnerable in these unforgiving dressing rooms, I’d criticize myself for not being X or being way too Y.  I no longer beat myself every time I enter a dressing room now and here’s why…I now know the problem is the fashion industry; not me. The reality is clothing is designed for a select few.  Unlike celebs, most of us don’t have the luxury of tailored clothing customized just for us.  As a new designer, I learned there was no universal sizing standard.  Manufacturers have their own sizing and labeling systems.  Typically, designers base their cuts on a traditional hourglass figure.  And how many of us have those?  A study of over 6,000 women conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University indicated only 8% of women have an hourglass shape.  Eight percent!  Yet most clothes are designed for these incredibly lucky ladies. Obviously, women come in a variety of shapes and sizes, regardless of their weight.  There are many terms for the various body shapes - pear, apple, spoon, hourglass, oval, rectangle, diamond, well-endowed, etc.  Of course, that’s just the beginning.  Then there’s the height factor. Tall and petite women find it even more challenging to find apparel that fits.  Yay us! So when faced with the decision on how to manufacture Slimpressions®, we considered all the options.  We could have certainly taken the easier (and cheaper) path and created a cookie cutter, templated shapewear line featuring spandex pieces sewn together designed around an hourglass mannequin like so many other companies do.  And we could have certainly chosen overseas factories known for their cheaper prices and, candidly, poorer quality like many others in the industry. However, we chose to leverage a high-end patented seamless technology to manufacture our confidencewearTM.  Why?  This approach allows Slimpressions to conform to every woman’s body type, regardless of their shape, helping them look slimmer and feel more confident.  Made in North America, our designs comfortably sculpt a woman’s body to smooth out loose skin and give women a sleeker silhouette.  We embraced moderate compression for every day wear instead of the heavy shapewear artillery (think old-school girdles and corsets) reserved for a few short hours on special occasions.  We just value oxygen and blood flow too much for that! Knowing how the fashion industry works now, I’ve learned not to beat myself up when shopping for clothes anymore.  Instead of blaming myself for not having a perfect body, I recognize the nuances of the industry.  I now approach each shopping trip as a treasure hunt instead of thinking the problem was me.  I go in with limited expectations and am pleasantly surprised when I find something that fits right.  Further, I’m super loyal to the companies that “get me” (and my size) and have created great pieces that I feel really good wearing.  By accepting who I am and the limitations of the fashion industry, I enjoy shopping again.  With this insight, I hope you can too. Blessings and Positivity, Amy Blankenship Pedersen Co-Founder, Slimpressions For more positive messages, please join us here subscribe

340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions

340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Now
Be Bold. Be Brave. 340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions #340lbs Weight loss begins now. I am 49, a mother of 3, an executive and weigh 340lbs.  I was a former athlete. I was diagnosed with a Chiari Malformation and had brain surgery in 2006. I adopted 3 children, all siblings in 2008.  I have had 3 more surgeries.  I am spiritual, involved with church and volunteer when I can, love photography, yet … I weigh 340lbs. Family photos are fun. I am always the photographer (by choice). Vacations used to be fun, now I hate going to the beach or the pool and swimming was my sport.  Now, let’s flip to work. I am confident, driven and great at what I do, yet … I weigh 340lbs drumroll please ....  my insurance...

Be Bold. Be Brave. 340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions


#340lbs

Weight loss begins now. I am 49, a mother of 3, an executive and weigh 340lbs.  I was a former athlete. I was diagnosed with a Chiari Malformation and had brain surgery in 2006. I adopted 3 children, all siblings in 2008.  I have had 3 more surgeries.  I am spiritual, involved with church and volunteer when I can, love photography, yet … I weigh 340lbs. Family photos are fun. I am always the photographer (by choice). Vacations used to be fun, now I hate going to the beach or the pool and swimming was my sport.  Now, let’s flip to work. I am confident, driven and great at what I do, yet … I weigh 340lbs drumroll please ....  my insurance company does not have any surgical or non-surgical weight loss plans.  I can't even take advantage of the nutritional programs or proceed to my referral at the bariatric facility nearby.  Can you feel my tears running down my cheeks?
#slimpressions
God brought me to this inspiring woman named Amy Pedersen, CEO of Slimpressions. I fell in love with her story and loved seeing the website.  There is such a great group of people here … much like a family.  Looking at the products, I thought, “Yeah right, how am I going to fit into these?”  I wanted to order one online, but didn’t. What was I afraid of? What is the worst thing that could happen? It doesn’t fit and you send it back with their no hassle guarantee return policy. Then the emotions kick in, depression because you are too big yet … “you have such a beautiful face”, “you have a great heart”, “you are an amazing person” … YES BUT I AM FAT … I weigh 340lbs!
#suprisecomfybralette
Amy surprised me one day with a little brown bag.  Inside it was a Comfy Bralette. I took it home and tried it on and was so excited. It fit perfect.  It was soft, comfortable, supported me in all the right places and gave me so much confidence.  I was shocked … and yet I weigh 340lbs. Real shapewear for Real women! I get it. #Ibelieve I have very dear friend who has lost 180+ lbs. She has been such an inspiration to me personally and professionally.  My family, friends, Amy and Slimpressions are behind me.  What am I waiting for? So I started my diet 4/9/2016 because I am 340lbs. Not just because I failed my first physical ever and my doctor said I had to, but because I need this.  I drove to my prayer group at church last night and as I sat in silence, tears just fell. One by one, like a child slowly turning on a faucet. Soon, I simply lost control of all my emotions and felt naked in my skin bearing my soul in silence to God as he said, “Be Bold. Be Brave.” I opened up to my group and shared my struggle.  They prayed over me and I found continued strength through their healing words.
#strength
I don’t weigh 340lbs. Today I weigh 330lbs.  I have a weight loss of  10lbs in 10 days. This is the first post (of many) you will see of my weight loss journey. My first weight loss goal is 50x50. 50lbs by age 50 which will be coming up at the end of September. Slimpressions is not just a company with products on their website.  They care about OUR journey and are here to cheer us on.  The journey can be weight loss, career driven, family extension, inner healing, or retirement. As a community we all support on another and what better place than to let Slimpressions into your life, like I did mine.  #bebold  #bebrave Please "LIKE THIS" or SHARE so I know you are out there supporting my weight loss journey. I will keep writing, posting and sending prayers and blessings your way.   Dawn  04/19/2016 IMG_4483-e1462242488300     

Slimpressions Corporate Charity – Food for the Poor

Helping Haiti
Long before Jen and I founded Slimpressions® body slimmer, we knew we were blessed.  We live in a country full of abundance.  It’s easy to take for granted all of the many blessings so many of us have…..a warm, safe place to live,  access to food and clean water, educational opportunities, religious freedom and the ability to pursue our dreams.  In addition, Jen and I are surrounded by truly amazing people in our lives including our husbands, children, extended family, friends and the entire Slimpressions shapewear team.  We are truly blessed women. Jen and I learned of Food for the Poor several years ago at church and we immediately fell in love with the good work this organization does.  Food for the Poor is a charity work committe...
Long before Jen and I founded Slimpressions® body slimmer, we knew we were blessed.  We live in a country full of abundance.  It’s easy to take for granted all of the many blessings so many of us have…..a warm, safe place to live,  access to food and clean water, educational opportunities, religious freedom and the ability to pursue our dreams.  In addition, Jen and I are surrounded by truly amazing people in our lives including our husbands, children, extended family, friends and the entire Slimpressions shapewear team.  We are truly blessed women. Jen and I learned of Food for the Poor several years ago at church and we immediately fell in love with the good work this organization does.  Food for the Poor is a charity work committed to helping the poorest of the poor in the world.  They run an extremely lean operation.  Only a few cents from every dollar go towards overhead expenses.  The rest is used to help those in need. 288250167.custom Jen and I are very proud of the fact that we’ve been able to house two families, provide livestock, school supplies, food, medicine and materials to help people to earn a livelihood in the Caribbean.  We’re well on our way toward our next goal as well.  We’re working hard to build a village in Haiti. Our project consists of 15 houses, 15 sanitation areas and a community center in a very desolate area of Haiti.  You can feel good knowing that a portion of your purchase of Slimpressions®body shapers go towards helping those less fortunate.  For more information about Food for the Poor and the village we’ve adopted, please visit their website.

www.foodforthepoor.org/lahatte

Thank you so much for your support of Slimpressions shapewear and Food for the Poor. – Amy Pedersen

Banishing Bat Wings – Tips from Dr. Oz

The Dr. Oz Show “Bat Wings”, the loose skin that can dangle from the upper arms, are problematic for many women.  This can happen for a number of reasons: Loss of skin elasticity Loss of muscle mass Sun damage Weight loss or gain In fact, Slimpressions was originally inspired by a very embarrassing arm flab moment by our Co-Founder, Amy Pedersen. The good news is it can be improved! Check out these five tips Dr. Oz featured on his international television show.  Shapewear o   The Haves™ by Slimpressions, in particular, was spotlighted Retinol Cream  o   Helps build collagen and firm the upper arms o    Use the cream every day for optimal results Self-Tanner or Foundation o   Just as you...

The Dr. Oz Show

“Bat Wings”, the loose skin that can dangle from the upper arms, are problematic for many women.  This can happen for a number of reasons: In fact, Slimpressions was originally inspired by a very embarrassing arm flab moment by our Co-Founder, Amy Pedersen. The good news is it can be improved! Check out these five tips Dr. Oz featured on his international television show.  Shapewear o   The Haves™ by Slimpressions, in particular, was spotlighted Retinol Cream  o   Helps build collagen and firm the upper arms o    Use the cream every day for optimal results Self-Tanner or Foundation o   Just as you can contour your face with make-up, you can do the same for your arms o   Simply brush on some color where your muscle is Exercise Exercise – Fitness expert Debi Sibler, The Mojo Coach, recommends: o   Closed Armpit Pressbacks
  • Bend at the waist
  • Put your arms close to your side, bend your arms and start with your fists near your shoulders
  • Push your arms back and twist your wrists up without letting your elbows drop
o   Chair Dips
  • Sit on chair
  • Extend your legs straight out
  • Putting all your weight on your hands, lift yourself off the chair
  • Drop your bottom down in front of the chair until your arms are no more than 90 degrees
Take advantage of these tips and tricks for smoother, sleeker Michelle Obama or Kelly Ripa-like arms!    

The Bite that Burns, the Foods You Eat

Remember the Bite that Burns is About the Foods You Eat Did you know that you are burning calories while you’re consuming them? It’s true! That's the bite that burns. Certain foods burn more calories during digestion than others. For example, your body uses twice as much energy to process whole grains like wheat, brown rice, or oatmeal than it does processed food like starchy potato chips. We’re not talking negative-calorie foods here; although, that would be nice, wouldn’t it? Some additional bites (or sips) that burn include: Green Tea and Coffee Spicy Peppers Nuts (in small quantities) Lean Protein (lean meats, Greek yogurt, and eggs) Most (note most) Raw Fruits and Vegetables Broth-Based Soup (“No heavy cream al...

Remember the Bite that Burns is About the Foods You Eat

Did you know that you are burning calories while you’re consuming them? It’s true! That's the bite that burns. Certain foods burn more calories during digestion than others. For example, your body uses twice as much energy to process whole grains like wheat, brown rice, or oatmeal than it does processed food like starchy potato chips. We’re not talking negative-calorie foods here; although, that would be nice, wouldn’t it? Some additional bites (or sips) that burn include:
  • Green Tea and Coffee
  • Spicy Peppers
  • Nuts (in small quantities)
  • Lean Protein (lean meats, Greek yogurt, and eggs)
  • Most (note most) Raw Fruits and Vegetables
  • Broth-Based Soup (“No heavy cream allowed!”)
  • Beans
  [caption id="attachment_2469" align="alignleft" width="300"]healhy eating Losing weight starts with making good choices[/caption] All of these foods either contain an ingredient that revs up your metabolism or one that keeps you full for little calories. These are little changes you can make to your diet, especially during snack time, to help you boost your metabolism and get rid of those lingering pounds. Remember to eat smart and take bites that burn! Enjoying these weight loss and confidence boosting tips from your friends at Slimpressions shapewear?  Share the link with your friends! Resources: Health Media Ventures, Inc.; Health.com; The Top Fat-Burning Foods http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20553780,00.html WebMD, LLC.; WebMD.com; Slideshow: Fat-Fighting Foods http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-fat-fighting-foods  

Pet Names for Pesky Problem Areas

Pet Names for Pesky Problem Areas We've heard a lot of funny names for different problem areas. Our co-founding Slimpressionista, Amy Pedersen, often jokes about having the “founding arm flab” that inspired Slimpressions shape wear. Although her maiden name is Blankenship, BlankenHIPS is more like it!  (He-he-he, love you Amy!) What are your names for “flabbage” up top: Arm Flab Bat Wings Subway Arms or Muscles that wave? How about the midsection? We've heard: Muffin Top Spare Tire Jelly Belly and Love Handles. Last, but certainly not least, let’s not forget those areas that The Bottom Line Collection helps smooth…Thunder Thighs and the Caboose! No matter what you call your trouble spots, we h...

Pet Names for Pesky Problem Areas

We've heard a lot of funny names for different problem areas. Our co-founding Slimpressionista, Amy Pedersen, often jokes about having the “founding arm flab” that inspired Slimpressions shape wear. Although her maiden name is Blankenship, BlankenHIPS is more like it!  (He-he-he, love you Amy!) What are your names for “flabbage” up top:
  • Arm Flab
  • Bat Wings
  • Subway Arms
  • or Muscles that wave?
How about the midsection? We've heard:
  • Muffin Top
  • Spare Tire
  • Jelly Belly
  • and Love Handles.
Last, but certainly not least, let’s not forget those areas that The Bottom Line Collection helps smooth…Thunder Thighs and the Caboose! No matter what you call your trouble spots, we have your shaping solution!  Check out our Product Selector where you can shop not only by body shape, but also by problem area! We've broken it down into the chest, arms, hips, bottom, thighs and belly. Do you have a “pet name” for pesky problem areas?  Let’s hear it!  #allingoodfun  

Shapewear for the WLS Journey

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Shapewear for the WLS Journey; Real Shapewear for Real Women Women come in all shapes and sizes.  We believe women's shapewear should too! Looking for the right shapewear line after weight loss surgery? Slimpressions is the shape wear brand of choice for WLS post-ops across the globe. What makes Slimpressions so special?  Three words. Comfort. Fit. Quality. Slimpressions uses a patented technology to leverage various weaves within one comfortable, streamlined body slimmer. The ribbed midriff provides extra compression and structure to smooth and shape loose and excess skin.   Our body slimmers conform to every body shape,  rather than displacing loose skin in places it was not intended to go like with other brands. The result?  ...

Shapewear for the WLS Journey; Real Shapewear for Real Women

Women come in all shapes and sizes.  We believe women's shapewear should too!

Looking for the right shapewear line after weight loss surgery? Slimpressions is the shape wear brand of choice for WLS post-ops across the globe. What makes Slimpressions so special?  Three words. Comfort. Fit. Quality. Slimpressions uses a patented technology to leverage various weaves within one comfortable, streamlined body slimmer. The ribbed midriff provides extra compression and structure to smooth and shape loose and excess skin.   Our body slimmers conform to every body shape,  rather than displacing loose skin in places it was not intended to go like with other brands. The result?  Women look slimmer and feel more confident.  Slimpressions:
  • Make you look like you’ve lost even more weight by smoothing and sculpt any loose skin while enhancing your body shape’s best features.
  • Slim and sculpt without sacrificing important things like oxygen and blood circulation. Comfortable enough to wear all day, every day!
  • Body shapers have a lot of stretch that conforms to your shape and supports you where you need it most.
  • Have a wide range of sizes that support you at every part of your weight loss journey.
  • Body slimmers conform to every body type – Straight, Pear, Spoon, Hourglass, Top Hourglass, Inverted Triangle, Oval, Diamond.
  • Are longer than most. Slimpressions body briefers were designed to sit low on a woman’s hips and works with her body to stay in place.
So what do you have to lose? Give us a try. If what you select is not perfect for you, you can always return or exchange your Slimpressions.  We’re not happy until you are happy! Learn more about our no risk money back guarantee.
Comments from a few WLS post-ops...
  • “I tried a bunch of compression garments and slimpressions are my favorites. More expensive, but better.” – plum21
  • “It (Slimpressions) holds you in well, but you don't feel like you're suffocating.  I like that it's long enough that you can pull it down over your hips... it stays tucked into pants.  It doesn't roll, either....” RNYBeauty
  • "The top is a 3/4 sleeve scoop-cut top (The Have Nots) that you step in to.  It lands on your hips, or close to it, and holds in the muffin-tops, back rolls, arm flab, and gives a tiny bit of cleavage assistance.  – Melting Mama
  • "As a 5+ year gastric bypass post-op who has not had reconstructive surgery, my wardrobe includes many pieces from Slimpressions.  I love that there's solid compression but every piece is extremely comfortable - I wear Slimpressions shapewear daily!  My favorite is the Skinny Mini - the perfect cami-style top!"   www.divatauniablog.com
  • Slimpressions are the bomb! What do you think of yours?
As seen in InStyle, Redbook, Woman’s Day and highlighted (in a good way) on What Not to Wear, Slimpressions meet the needs of women looking for unique everyday shaping solutions. No matter what kind of bariatric surgery you chose -  gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RNY), Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (lapband), Sleeve gastrectomy, VSG, or Duodenal switch, Slimpressions confidencewear has you covered. Shop now for styles to help you look slimmer instantly!

Tone by Zone Exercise Series – Butt

We all have unwanted problem areas, which is one of the main reasons Slimpressions® was created. In additional to your overall cardio, there are specific exercises you can do to ‘tone by zone.’ We've touched on arms and the belly, but for our final post in the series, let's tone that tush! Butt Lift Lie on your back with your knees bent. Squeeze your glutes together while lifting your hips to the ceiling. Slowly bring back down and repeat 20 times. Donkey Kicks Get on all fours. Kick your left leg backwards towards the ceiling, keeping it bent. After 20 kicks, switch legs and repeat. Frog Jump Crouch down into a “frog” position, placing both hands on the ground. Jump up straight, lifting your hands to the ceiling. Repeat 20...
We all have unwanted problem areas, which is one of the main reasons Slimpressions® was created. In additional to your overall cardio, there are specific exercises you can do to ‘tone by zone.’ We've touched on arms and the belly, but for our final post in the series, let's tone that tush! Butt Lift
  • Lie on your back with your knees bent.
  • Squeeze your glutes together while lifting your hips to the ceiling.
  • Slowly bring back down and repeat 20 times.
Donkey Kicks
  • Get on all fours.
  • Kick your left leg backwards towards the ceiling, keeping it bent.
  • After 20 kicks, switch legs and repeat.
Frog Jump
  • Crouch down into a “frog” position, placing both hands on the ground.
  • Jump up straight, lifting your hands to the ceiling.
  • Repeat 20 times.
Reference: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/fitness/butt-exercises-apr01#slide-12 [caption id="attachment_1750" align="alignleft" width="300"] Donkey Kicks[/caption]

Tone by Zone Exercise Series – Belly

We all have unwanted problem areas, which is one of the main reasons Slimpressions® was created. In additional to your overall cardio, there are specific exercises you can do to ‘tone by zone.’ Last week we focused on 3 arm exercises and said, "Fly away bat wings!" This week, we're saying goodbye to that jiggly jelly belly... Torso Twist Stand with your feet shoulder-length apart. Put both arms straight out to your sides, bend your elbows so that your fists are near your ears. Bring your right knee up and your left elbow down until they nearly meet. Repeat 20 times and switch limbs. Mountain Climber Get into a push-up position. Bring your right knee to your chest. Extend back out and repeat the motion with your left knee. 20 r...
We all have unwanted problem areas, which is one of the main reasons Slimpressions® was created. In additional to your overall cardio, there are specific exercises you can do to ‘tone by zone.’ Last week we focused on 3 arm exercises and said, "Fly away bat wings!" This week, we're saying goodbye to that jiggly jelly belly... Torso Twist
  • Stand with your feet shoulder-length apart.
  • Put both arms straight out to your sides, bend your elbows so that your fists are near your ears.
  • Bring your right knee up and your left elbow down until they nearly meet.
  • Repeat 20 times and switch limbs.
Mountain Climber
  • Get into a push-up position.
  • Bring your right knee to your chest.
  • Extend back out and repeat the motion with your left knee.
  • 20 reps per leg.
Side Plank
  • Lie on your side with your legs straight.
  • Prop yourself up with your forearm.
  • Hold the position for 60 seconds and switch sides.
References: http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/workout-routines/tummy-toning-exercises#slide-7 http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/workout-routines/tummy-toning-exercises#slide-2 http://www.active.com/fitness/Articles/8-Killer-Ab-Exercises?page=2 [caption id="attachment_1741" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mountain Climber[/caption]