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I am 5 3" and I weight 134 lbs I am up and down on the scale but my goal is to lose 20 pounds and I mainly want to lose the weight around my stomach because I did have a child. I feel like it is harder because I have extra skin on my stomach after giving birth ( before I was super skinny and weighted 105 pounds before getting pregnant) I was wondering what type of workout plan I should have or cardio I should do to reach my goal weight.
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You can't spot lose; you'll have to lose weight all over in order to lose the tummy weight.  Is the skin you have on your tummy, just lose skin or is there fat under it?  If it's just lose skin, it may because your skin stretched during your pregnancy and you might not be able to get rid of that simply by losing weight.

Almost any type of work out is good, as long it's something you enjoy and will stick with.  Walking is always excellent.  If you aren't used to it, start small - say, 10 minutes at a time, 3 times/day and try to work up to 60 minutes at a time, daily.  Make sure you mix in some strength training with cardio (walking).  There are a ton of strength exercises that use only your own body weight, so you don't need extra equipment, etc.

Make sure you cut out all sodas and junk food.  For snacks, have fruit and cut up raw veggies instead of chips and cnady.  Drink water or unsweetened tea instead of soda and fruit juices.
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When we want to get rid of body fat, there is no way to specifically burn fat from one part of the body. Doing situps won't burn the fat that is covering your abs and doing tricep extensions won't get rid of the fat that is covering your triceps. The only thing you can do is lose weight all around and eventually the problem area will also improve. The way to burn fat is through a calorie restricted diet in conjunction with an exercise routine that will burn calories.
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It is loose skin :( I notice when I work out and I see a difference the upper part of my tummy will drop to the lower part and the skin will hang
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Thank you for the advice!!!
649848 tn?1534637300
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You might want to talk to your doctor and see if there is anything you can put on your lose skin to tighten it up, but I don't think there is.   I used to think I had lose skin, as well, but I once read an article that said when we get rid of all the fat under it, the skin will go back into place... IDK if that's really true or not.  

Keep in mind, also, that once we've had a child, our body doesn't always go back to the shape it was previously.  We're no longer the same person.
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