Many people want to lose weight. Some people want to get in shape. Then there are other people who are generally happy with their bodies but would like to tone up a bit. This is probably one of the easiest things to do out of the three options stated above. Toning your body will add some definition to your muscles. Your clothes will fit a little better, and you will be proud to show off your body. If you don't need to lose weight and you just want to add some muscle tone to your body, follow these steps.
Join a gym, buy workout equipment or get some free weights. The main thing you need to focus on to tone your body is your muscle mass. For men, you probably want to bulk up. For women, you want to have lean muscles. You must do some form of weight training every day to see results. It's not about how long you use the weights; it's how well you use them. You need to use proper form and work out all the parts of your body that you would like to tone up.
Get aerobic exercise at least three times a week for 30 minutes at a time. You cannot spot-reduce, so if you want to tone your tummy, you must eliminate excess fat from your entire body to see the muscles you are going to develop. This is the same for any part of your body.
Eat healthy. You want to eat a lot of lean proteins. Since you will be doing a lot of weight training, you need to ingest around the same amount of calories that you burn so that you do not lose weight or lose muscle mass.
Get a workout video that will show you proper form and give you motivation. This is an inexpensive way to hire a personal trainer. The video you get can walk you through the proper techniques to use to get a nice and toned body.