The article features 3 trainers and they explain 3 different ways to achieve losing 20lbs in 12 months. I'm not necessarily in the market for a whole 20lbs but what I read from Kathy was just so simply put and practical.
Seize the Day - Concentrate on activities that are a part of your daily routine (like walking the dog) and do them for extended periods of time.
Flex Appeal - Hit the gym at least 3 times a week. Weight training is a must to build muscle. Use 5-to 10-pound weights and do at least 10 repetitions of curls, squats, and lunges.
Belly Buster - The plank - an exercise in which you prop yourself on your elbows to form a flat bridge, tighten your tummy, and hold the pose for at least a minute - is the best way to strenghthen your abs. Include 3 during each workout.
Prime Examples - Pack in protein (fish, skinless poultry, lean meats) at every meal - it helps you feel fuller longer by stabilizing your blood sugar.
Carbs Are Not the Enemy - Refined sugar and white flour are villains because they add no nutritional value to your food. Embrace healthy carbs (things made from whole grains), nuts, and fruit.