Try these 5 Quick Fixes for your Jiggles

5 Quick Fixes for Anything That Jiggles

We’ve all got a soft spot that bugs us. One of these moves will firm it up.

Here’s a fact about flab: It results not only from lack of muscle tone but also from excess body fat. “You could do 1,005 crunches, but if you don’t do enough cardio, you’ll just have very toned muscles under a blanket of fat,” says Johanna Subotovsky, learning manager at Equinox Fitness. You need at least 30 minutes of cardio, three times a week. Then try this spot-specific advice.

1. Bra bulge

To get rid of the little roll that spills over your bra strap in the back, try bent-over rows.

  • Stand next to a chair with a dumbbell in right hand. Place left knee and hand on seat and extend right arm toward floor. Bending elbow out to side, slowly bring weight up to chest.
  • Do two sets of 15 reps on each side.

2. Inner- and outer- thigh mushiness

The hips and thighs are the first place most women tend to store fat and the last place they lose it. In addition to lots of cardio, try the four-way lunge.

  • With hands on hips, step forward with right foot and lunge (don’t let knee go past toes); return to start. Lunge backward; return to start. Lunge right (keeping left leg straight); go back to start. Then with left foot, lunge to left side. Repeat, leading with opposite foot.

Do two sets of 15 reps on each side.

3. Underarm flab

Triceps respond fast to exercise and fat loss, which means that you could see a change here in just a few weeks with chair dips.

  • Place your hands on the edge of the seat of a chair and walk your feet out. Slowly lower butt toward floor, bending elbows to about a 90-degree angle; press back up.

Do two sets of 15 reps

4. Armpit overhang

The flesh that peeks out over the top of a strapless gown can be tightened with push-ups. But the issue may be the dress, not you.

  • “It’s all about the cut,” says stylist Cristina Ehrlich, who’s worked with Penélope Cruz. “Look for a dress where the top is high enough that it doesn’t dig into your armpit skin. It should come up and over the area.”

5. Belly pooch

Along with plenty of cardio, you can flatten your lower abs with planks.

  • Get in a raised push-up position, except with forearms on the floor; hold the pose with back flat and belly in for 30 to 90 seconds. For more definition, try the bicycle.
  • Lie on floor, knees bent, hands behind head. Lift shoulder blades and twist right elbow to left knee; then twist left elbow toward right knee. Do two sets of 15 reps.

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Sometimes I can’t remember what I do with everything that goes on in my day, so my question to everyone is, “Today I ate _____”? Do you know, can you even remember? Let alone do you know what time it was when you ate?  Many of us are so busy that we go through the day not paying much attention to what or when we eat. Unfortunately, not paying attention can lead to an expanded waistline. I am encouraging everyone to make a food journal and include what you do to burn off the fat. Keeping a food and exercise journal is accentual to weight loss and lifelong maintenance. It gives an insight to what you ate, when you ate it and how you are melting off the fat.

You don’t have to go out and buy a food journal you can make your own right at home.  Just get a notebook that you can carry with you at all times and write down what you ate, how much you ate and what time you ate. Don’t forget to include all beverages that were consumed throughout day as well.  Your Journal should include:

Breakfast Snack Lunch Snack Dinner Snack

Banana w/ cherry pomegranate Greek yogurt

8oz water


3 egg omelet (1whole egg and 2 egg whites) w/red bell pepper, onions, spinach, 1mushroom (veggies =1cup) and banana

8oz tea w/NO Sugar



30 minute Cardio workout via The Firm exercise tape