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How to Lose that Ugly Weight

Updated on August 8, 2014

Start out nice and safe and easy

You do not need to start off on a Grand Prix racer bike.But just do it comfortably.
You do not need to start off on a Grand Prix racer bike.But just do it comfortably. | Source

Here is the real deal.

Sloppy fat on our bodies hurts our self esteem and can be unhealthy.Ugly fat does not do anyone any good. So let us just not worry about a diet too much and let us not become fitness fanatics but let us look a little better and feel a lot better. We all do not need to look like models but some weight just plain effects our outlook of ourselves and that weight should be trimmed.

In a nutshell you just simply take what is out there already and apply it to yourself.

Yoga and stretching

(Yoga is simply using parts of your body that you normally just let go to waste. It can be real light in substance and have as much meditation as you care to put into it) Instead of trying right of the bat -- touching your toes just reach down one hand at a time and touch your opposite knee. And then do both hands and knees for a little while. Bring your shoulders all the way back. Take it easy and do it as it feels natural. In just a few days you will be touching you ankles and want to reach for the sky each time stretching backwards.

Just get up out of your chair here and do it ten times.

No Pain No Gain is for youngsters and athletes not normal folk. We want you to have no pain just gain. There now you have done some exercise and feel better already.

Now just stand up again and place your feet shoulder width apart extend you left arm straight out sideways and take you right hand and touch the inside of your left elbow. And then do the same to the other side. Do this twenty times and sit back down and read some more.

Now alternate you arms over you head and and lean from side to side. Easy does and hold it there for just a few seconds until you feel it.

Put a song like this on -- don't be bashful! Read below.

You are the hero here.

We are shedding tears of joy over here. Because you just said - "I can do this! I will do this!" And you can and you will because it feels good and it makes you better and feel better. If one person who does not do exercise here does these small activities they will be healthier and happier.

Everybody do the vacuum.

First practice sans vacuum. Feet apart shoulder length but with one foot a full foot in front of the other. Bend knees slightly and extend a hand down and comfortably in front of you. Switch of hands from time to time but use both of your hand with your different foot forward. (kind of like doing the twist in full form) Imagine you are vacuuming.

When you have done this a bit without a vacuum -- knock yourself out and do it with one. You have just changed a chore into a belly fat tightener.

(be careful with you back here if it hurts at all adjust so it does not)

You do not have to hike that tomorrow but walk two flights of stairs please.

I have known men that at one stage in their lives were so out of shape they breathed heavy carrying a briefcase. And yet later hiked this with me. The one thing in common is they started small.
I have known men that at one stage in their lives were so out of shape they breathed heavy carrying a briefcase. And yet later hiked this with me. The one thing in common is they started small. | Source

"Spring" always pumps my juices.

Do the chair!

This is just plain and simple. lift your foot and the feet off the ground as you sit in your chair. Just do it. One at a time, leaning back, leaning forward, right then left and then together, just do it it is easier than a sit up or crunch.

Hopefully you get the idea of using all housework as an exercise to "firm up" rather than just the easiest way to do it which is hard on your back.

Figure these ones out.

Do the dusting.

Do the mopping.

Fold the clothes.

Stretch to the max making the bed.

Do shower yoga.

Try something doing the dishes.

Washing windows is now a new exercise.

Authors' favorite is picking up the toys.

Knee bends

Alternate your right and left hand on a table. And bend your knees. Sorry I cannot make it more cool or complicated. Deep is okay but take it easy. Switch back and forth with back straight and back bending forward. Take it easy.

Do the Door Jam. Just a front door jam and put your toes up on the base and do toe raises holding on to the side and gloating on the phone to your sister that your are exercising.


Play squirt fight with someone you love.

Gardening is an awesome time to stretch and pull.
Gardening is an awesome time to stretch and pull. | Source

These should be patented!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Rolly you have to just keep after it. I begin training for another big one and the training in harder than the hike because it is everyday with a conscious effort. ----- hihihihi better than any alternative!

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      Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Eric... great suggestions on losing the extra we carry... I have found after 40 it is harder to loose it...

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Abby I have about 1900 miles of hiking in the Grand Canyon, it is still my favorite playground.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you very much Chitrangada Sharan it was fun to write.

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      LOL. I love hiking, but the Grand Canyon? Yikes! It will be a memory that you won't forget, I'm sure. ;)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Great and unique hub!

      Such a common problem but you said it differently but effectively.

      Very well done and voted up!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      It is time for me to get ready for a big Grand Canyon hike so enough of the easy stuff. Repelling takes a little more vigor. hihihihihi

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Ah, my dear ole friend, Eric! I think it's time for you to get your heavy bag out and do some kickboxing now. Hehehe! Great article as not everyone can do the 'painful' stuff. By the way, I loved the pics of your little one... so cute! :-)

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      O' this was really for us out of shape guys and dolls -- just some movement is needed.

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      Eric, I'm not a fan of yoga, but exercise is good. Obesity is such a terrible problem in the US, worse in some parts than in others.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you much John, we have to keep them juices flowing.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a different hub from you Eric. Great advice and easy to do exercises to incorporate into the housework. We should all try our best to keep as fit as our bodies can cope with. Well done.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Dana for the read and great comment.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I have a four year old -- But I still have to watch my old man belly ;-) or watch it groe

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      Dana Tate 3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Maintaining one's proper weight is very important. Lot's of exercise and healthy eating keeps everything well proportioned...great article Eric.

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      Eric, voted up and useful...and I am keeping this one in my inbox....I DO walk every day, even in floods, snowstorms and hurricanes, and I do knee bends quite often. Since we have four cats, and the cat boxes are downstairs, I am up and down the steps constantly. But I LOVE some of your other suggestions which I am going to do. Thank you for a hub that will benefit ANYONE who reads it. God bless, Sparklea :)

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      DDE, your hubs reveal a very active lifestyle, good for you.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill, yes and in your writing desk picture we see the weights within grasp!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Losing weight is not easy for everyone but with your simple steps one can lost that ugly weight. I am active daily and hope to keep that weight down with my walking and daily running around thank you.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love the pics of your little helper. I actually do yoga my friend...keeps me looking boyish. LOL Have a great weekend.