I guess today is the moment of reckoning. Looking in the mirror, do you really feel good about your image? I can answer that for most of us.
It all depends on your own perception of body image. I dealt with that topic previously.
Let's say that you like almost everything about your physique, but just want to tone up. That I feel is the proper assessment of the vast majority of us.
If it's only a matter of 5 pounds and some toning, I think I can provide some answers.
First off, cut down a little on your food consumption. If you eat a whole sandwich for lunch, try half a sandwich. Substitute say, strawberries for that cookie. Add more fruit and fiber to your diet. Hell, even try the new food pryamid website to get you started at
To get yourself motivated, just flex your pecs. WOOOF. I found that some pecs pumping exercises are really simple. Try doing a pushup using the tips of your fingers instead of your entire hand. Try one and don't give up. The more you try, the more you can do. Also vary this with fisting your hands as if you have a sword and that you are striking it into the ground. Try as many of these as you can. You'd be amazed that, first, you can do it, and second, that these exercises down regularly and routinely do product amazing results.
For the abs, some simple stomach crunches will do the trick as well. Also I find brisk walking an excellent way to reduce the waist in addition to eating less. Also try substituting flavored water or fruit juices for sugar sodas. Of course, the diet soda stuff is fine, as long as you don't over do it.
If you have any personal fitness tips that have worked well for you, please share. I know you guyz are woofy and the best dudes a guy can ever have as buds. It just goes to show that anything you set your mind to do, you can do and do better than anyone else. And if you need a little help or push, all of us are here to help.