Just to tell you a bit about myself I am about 5'5" and weigh about 145lbs. I have been with a gym for about a month now, but haven't seen any weight loss. I either go to group classes for an hour and a weight/resistance training class every other day. If I can't go to a class then I usually do 30 minutes on the eliptical trainer. I find that my arms are becoming more defined I think because of the weight/resistance class, but my abdominal area seems to be the same and my butt, thighs are still the same. Does anyone know why there hasn't been a reduction in weight or why I haven't toned in these other areas.
I find that when I do situps or crunches that I feel a sharp pain around my lower back. This is usually after 5 or 6 crunches. Does anyone have any tips to help me out, I would really love to tone my abs. I use the ab cruncher machines at the gym but I am not really sure if that is an effective machine.
As for Push ups, for both tricep and bicep push ups I find that I can't go that low. Is it that my arms can not take the weight of my upper body, or am I not in the proper position for my elbows to bend to lower myself with all of my weight.