im female, 5'5, 118 pounds. B/c i've gotten older, ive put some weight around my waist area, particularly around my stomach where there's a thick layer of fat there.
So what i need is someone to tell me if what im doing to get rid of it is the correct way.
My diet is ok. Not unhealthy but not REAL healthy either. the problem is, i dont take in that many calories to begin with. prob less than 2000 a day (1700)
a piece of sausage for breakfast, a sandwich with salad and fruit for lunch, and chicken, and veggies for dinner and lots of rice! (im asian)
ok so i cut out the carbs starting today. and here is my workout routine:
Monday: run moderately for 20-35 minutes
Tuesaday: Resisatnce training on my legs (calf, hams, thighs)
Wed: run moderately for 20-35 minutes
Thursday: Resisatnce training on my upper body (arms mainly) ( i dont do any ab ex ercises b/c i think they're already strong but yu cant see them b/c of the fat layer!
Friday: run moderately for 20-35 minutes
SUn: run moderately for 20-35 minutes
my goal is not to gain more muscles but to retain/tone the muscles i already have. since i dont take in that many calories a day, should i continue to run to lose that fat? and is what im doing enough? i use to be stick skinny and i dont want to be that way again. if i stick to the regimine i listed above, is that gonna make me skinny since i dont intake many calories but i read that the only way to lose that layer of fat is to do cardio. please help guide me in the right direction!