Extra fluff may be an issue for women reaching their mid thirties. And some tend to head right to the gym. Leaving all trust in a trainer to help shed those extra pounds that have begun to add up around the mid section. Lower abdominal weight gain is common among thirty something ladies. Some can even begin to gain weight as early as their late twenties. And not realize it until they reach thirty.
A busy schedule is usually to blame for this. However once this is acknowledged by our thirty something women they jump right into the workout scene. Not aware of what the trainer isn't telling them. Its important to know your bodies girls! Keep a journal of what you eat every day. Include things like wake up time, commute time to and from work, and how many hours you are working. What are you doing different?
And do some research on your age group as well as ethnic group. What types of foods would suit you best. Make sure to eat a well balanced meal each meal.
And take your new knowledge with you to the gym. For myself I've learned that a slow steady progression works well with my body. And I start from the ground up. I've seen many women focus on the waist up and can't seem to figure out why they still have that pouch. If you haven't had any children and are naturally slim, but have begun to add on a little extra fluff around your lower abdomen its probably do to lack of core training.
Its common sense, you can't tighten that belly if your working your arms only. Well that's my opinion. Women of child bearing years also need fat. It keeps the woman's cycle normal. So if you're a hard core trainer don't neglect your cells by excluding fat from your diet. I won't say what type of fat is healthier for you. Since most of the studies on fat consumption are an ongoing debate.
Just be wise and do your research.
What I wouldn't go heavy on are refined sugars. So watch out! they are every were! Even in your health food stores. Make sure to read your labels, and do your research. If you see something on a food label that you're not well informed of. Look it up or ask a friend. And even then, look it up anyways.
And be sure not to jump on any band wagon or trust just any trainer. They are looking for clients that are long term. If they taught you all you need to know in the first session there would be no need for you to return. Do your research on them also. If you want to see credentials, ask.
Do some trainer shopping. See what people have to say about the trainers in your area. I bet there are some great ones around you.
Have a plan. when you approach your fitness routine know what it is you want to achieve. And make steady continuous progress. Don't give up. Ever!
Train well and stay safe!