I used to be really active in HS and was a tri-sport player. I since recently have completed college, within that 5 yr period I had no sports or activity. I gained 20lbs and all of it was in upper body weight... the unhealthy kind around my ribs and chest. Does anyone have a suggestion of how I can change my diet and work off that fat fast or in a reasonable responsible way? I also have high cholesterol... and being only 24yrs old I want to keep this under control before it gets out of hand. In HS I weighed anywhere from 120-130lbs. I am currently 156-160lbs and 5"3... so overweight for my height according to the BMIView Thread
Thank you for your time! Well the problem is in HS I know I at least did these sports, (Tennis, swim team, and I pole vaulted for track) 3 hrs a day. I am now trying to do excercises at home and motivation is a HUGE problem especially after work. I try to run/jog at least three days a week for 1mi-2mi and then do yoga after. On my off days I lift 5lbs weights, I have a shake-it weight and also do yoga along with a zumba dvd I have for my Xbox360. I just dont feel like I am sweating enough during my workouts and it's not doing me any good. I did also completely change my diet and drinking water has never been a problem for me.View Thread
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