Weightlifting & Exercise/Getting rid of belly fat



Like a lot of women, we have a problem with the mid-section. I just turned 40 and I made it a goal to look the best I have in a long time. I am very active. We do a lot of outside activities, run, hike and very rarely sit down. I eat excellent, including vegetable smoothies for about 2 yrs. I had my son about 6 years ago and gave birth through c-section. I had pretty good looking abs before him. After the c-section It bugged me psychologically because I kept thinking if I worked my abs in any way I would hurt myself were the surgery was. Even 4-5 years after that I thought the same thing. It wasn't until about a month and a half ago I started to do the Insanity. The exercises allowed me to concentrate on that area. So I am toning out again. I have no stretch marks but the only problem I have is I still have jibbly fat there. Like a balloon of water. You especially see it when I am stretching and bending over. YUCK And you could see a little bit of fat bumps. Will I ever be able to get rid of that? I do the insanity about 4-5 days a week plus go to the gym Monday and Thursdays to do upper body. Any advice would be helpful. By the way I am 5'4 132 lbs. Wanna get down to 125.

Can you help a girl out. : )

Thank you

I think it sounds like you are doing all you can in the workout picture.  What you may need to do is change your diet.  Since you mention nothing here I wonder if you would write back and tell me about the day in the life of Heather.....as you eat.  Include portions, and what you drink.  Give me a breakdown of a Weekend day as well as a week day.
Thanks, Karen

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Get on the inside track with Karen and her daily advice. http://karenfilisullivan.com. Or on FacebookLIKE us at ZWL - Zen of Whole Living I have more than 30 years experience and can help with lifting technique, muscle recovery, weight loss, body building and powerlifting. I've been certified by AFPA as a Personal Trainer and 12 years ago acquired a second certification from the same agency as a Post Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist. Any recommendations or advice rendered are based on fitness information as specified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Fitness Professionals and Associates. Follow my Blog on http://karenfilisullivan.com


Almost 25 years coaching and training. Wow! I feel old. Before that I was a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter (ask my Chiropractor -- he can tell you). I have trained kids ages 12 to 89. From sports specific training to stroke rehabilitation. I love helping people move more gracefully, powerfully and safely.

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English with a Journalism concentration was my college education. My training has been with my mentor, Jack Michaels, ACSM and professor at the College of William and Mary. My certifications are with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates. AFPA. I hold a certification as a Personal Trainer and a Post Rehabilitation Exercise Expert (Isn't that a mouthful?l). My continuing education requirements have been fulfilled at a number of organizations and are monitored by AFPA. I keep my Red Cross CPR and First Aid current.

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Clients include athletes training for marathons, mountain climbing and general weight loss. In addition I have clients troubled with COPD, Fibromyalgia, and Parkinsons as well as stroke rehab. She was the Strength and Conditioning coach for Williamsburg Aquatic Club, a USA Swim Team, in Williamsburg, Virginia for 3 years.   Karen is presently working at Main Street Gym in Historic St. Charles, Missouri where she teaches Pilates and continues her work with clients. Her training reaches across the country with her long distance Body Restoration eTraining. Her dedication to fitness reaches into the nutritional supplementation with Shaklee products. She only works with clients who add nutritional supplementation to their training. Read more of her story on www.shaklee.net/BodyRestoration

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