Need help with abs

Hi, I'm a 23 year old female. I have a 4 year old daughter. I weigh on average 8stone13lb I still have a jelly belly from giving birth (aswell as a million stretch marks) I've been going to the gym on average 3 days a week, 2 for the past two weeks due to work. I can see small changes, I'm just wondering will my jelly belly ever go away? I try to do 30 mins cardio each workout and a variety of toning exercises e.g sit ups, crunches, planks, plank pressups. In experience how long until I will see more defined abs? Thanks

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Re; Need help with abs
by: Kim

Hi, I remember what a challenge it was with work and a young child occupying most of my time. The best way for you to lose belly fat and change your body makeup is to strength train on a regular basis and maintain a healthy diet. Cardio will definitely help and you should keep it up at least 3 days a week, but weight training is crucial for body sculpting.

Try and do exercises that target both the abs and core 3-4 times a week. If you go to "Kim's Corner" on our site you will see some excellent strength training exercises that will help you burn some of the body fat and hopefully convert it to smaller lean muscle.

Your diet is also very important. Cut back on sugars and try to have fruit and some form of protein in the morning. The rest of your diet should consist of vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. If you look on "Mully's Kitchen" at our site, we have a variety of healthy eating ideas.

If you follow these exercise and diet tips on a regualr basis, you should see some noticeable changes in your body within the first month or two. Please let us know how you progress.

Kim

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