My height is 5 feet 8 inches. Two years back I weighed about 115 kg. I did lots of exercise and now I am 85 kg (still overweight). My problems are:
1. Due to continuous workouts, esp. running, my skin has become very soft all over, especially around the stomach, where there is still a lot of fat, and I have tyres also. Even now I am working out very hard but the fat remains on the front and sides of my belly.
2. There is also fat accumulation around the nipples and the skin is very soft. My chest is totally out of shape and seems effeminate due to loose fat.
Congratulations, for knocking off 30 kgs in 2 years! That is a tremendous achievement. Keep it up! The skin may have lost its elasticity and feel lax, but that is the lesser of the two evils and to be expected when you experience massive reductions in weight. (Don’t blame “continuous running” for the loose flab.)
Do be patient and continue with your exercise programme and you will meet with more success. It is also very likely that your body has got adapted to the exercise routine, so you now need to change it in order to bring about further weightloss. There are several factors that can be altered. For instance, you can either increase the duration of your workout or the frequency. Alternatively, you can exercise at higher intensities or even change your mode of activity (add cycling, swimming, uphill walking, circuit training, etc).
Please ensure that you are changing only one factor at a time; do not mplement all of them in one go.
Secondly, you have not mentioned weight training in your exercise routine. Weight training will help increase your muscle mass and tone and tighten the body as well.
Refer to our previous issues for exercise ideas for different body parts. As you gain muscle and lose further weight, the fat around the chest and trunk will also drop. So do not be depressed… You have fat to lose… not hope!!