I really have a HUGE dilemma when it comes to exercise. I finally started doing cardio 3 times a week. I am doing the Couch to 5k program. With doing that and cutting calories I have recently lost over 15 pounds. The problem? There are areas of my body that are truly disgusting and I want to start improving, but don't know where to start.
My stomach and midriff- The stomach is large, but even worse is my midriff. It sticks out further than my boobs. I am not flat chested at all. Most shirts cling to it, so I am stuck wearing things that aren't stylish. It's so depressing.
My arms (tricep and bicep area) - Not only are they saggy, but it's also "bubbly" and has pockets of fat. I can't wear really short sleeves.
Upper Thighs- Again, the bubble or pocket of fat.
So, my questions are... what are good exercises for these areas? I don't belong to a gym, but I do have weights, stability ball, and DVD/VCR player. Am I best using videos such as the Biggest Loser or the abs/arms/thighs of steel? I realize that this will take a long time to tone and I'm not aiming for a super flat, tight body, but I just want to be normal.
Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? Please help, this is really bumming me out!
Thank you in advance!!