If you want to shed a few inches around the middle, a good way to speed the process along is wearing a sports girdle during work outs. The girdle has a neoprene, which is similar to rubber, on the inside which makes you sweat almost three times as much around your tummy. So any extra water weight around your stomach gets sweated out and your waist is being contoured at the same time. I have noticed a dramatic difference especially around my love handle areas. i got mine at Big 5 but you can always find them online at Amazon.com. You will be slimmer, trimmer, and feeling all around better and looking great in your bikini this Summer.