Lala, I have some bad news and good news. The bad news first - thigh and butt fat is very, very hard to git rid of. It is stubborn as $#!@. I am not telling you this to discourage you. I am telling you this to prepare you or explain to you why you are probably frustrated. I see it all the time. Some girls don’t understand why their friends are losing weight and yet they are stuck. Well, their friends have abdominal fat and abdominal fat comes off pretty easy.
The good news is that it is not impossible to get rid of. You have to work a little more than those girls with fat around their stomachs.
You have to do a LOT of cardio. Do some strength training with lunges and body squats - not a lot of weight. Low weight and high reps don’t build muscle - you want to tone and maintain your muscle mass.
The main things you need to concentrate on are cardio and diet. Do cardio 4 - 5 days a week and stay away from sugary processed refined carbs.
When I say cardio, I mean do something for a minimum of 30 minutes max of 60 that makes your heart rate race. You should be exhausted and sweating afterwards. Try an advanced aerobics class or advanced water zumba/zumba. You can even run. The intensity has to be there, if not, no or very slow results.
You find refined carbs in frozen dinners, boxed dinners, chips, cereals, sodas, fruit punches, fruit juices, baked goods and snacks. Eat healthy fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. Also, drink ONLY water. Seek the help of a personal trainer or registered dietitian to find out how many calories you need to be eating a day to MAINTAIN your current weight based on your age, sex, height, weight, and activity level. You will then need to reduce that amount by 500 calories to lose weight. Yes, you need to count calories. If you eat healthy, it is easy.
Best of luck and good health!
Exercise Physiology undergraduate