Im starting to notice a change in my body that's got me a bit worried. Ive never been a big guy nor have i ever wanted to be, so long as i was in shape. When I joined the air force in 2000 i weighed 135 and when i got out i was 170, not bad weight gain either. Ever since ive stayed at about 170 which is fine but over the last few months ive gained 15lbs and its all going to the lower stomach. Im not a huge health freak but i do stick to water or if anything lemonade/propell etc and shy away from fast food except every so often. Im also a smoker and i dont see that changing anytime soon though i still try to stay as healthy as possible (1 pack every 3-4 days *shrug*) Basically my question is, what can i do cardio wise that's good on the lower stomach aside from running. I dont mind going to the gym but i despise running without a purpose (ie running in basketabll/raquetball is ok). Any ideas on good weighs to trim that lower belly? I do situps often but straight sit-ups only tighten my mid and upper abs so it looks a bit wierd atm.