If you really want to lose weight in your hips you need to get something through you skull, you cannot possibly lose weight in only one area of your body. You can exercise your little heart out and eat right but you will lose weight all over not just in one area.
You can concentrate different exercises to the area of your hips and these exercises will help tone the area more than other areas so it may look like you can just lose weight in your hips but that is not the case. Weight comes off from every where because it is everywhere. You didn't just put the weight on your hips and no where else, you put it on all over.
Start with easy walks around the block then build up to more intense walking. When you get good at that, walk with weights around your ankles and wrists. If your joints bother you, do your walking in a pool. The water will take the load off of your joints and give you some resistance, too. I read in a magazine about these four women who walked off a lot of weight, one of them walked off 250 pounds in two and a half years. It is possible to walk off any amount of extra weight you are carrying.
There are experts who will tell you walking is the best exercise you can do, I tend to agree. There are others who will tell you that intense workouts are the best, and maybe they have a point but I would rather walk than try to do something I wasn't sure of and end up hurting myself.
I do have bad knees so I am doing my walking in a pool. I just started but last week and with diet as part of this whole regimen, I lost four pounds. Now, I'm not going to lose four pounds every week but to start off, that is pretty normal. In a couple of weeks when I am stronger I will probably get on the stationary bike for twenty to thirty minutes before I walk in the pool for twenty to thirty minutes. That would be a nice hour long workout and then I can treat myself to ten minutes in the hot tub to keep things loose.
Losing weight may take a while if you have a lot to lose but I keep saying it doesn't have to be difficult. Human beings are inherently lazy and that is the main reason we are a nation of increasingly obese people. I am not saying that people do not work hard for what they have it is just that the things that used to help us stay fit and trim have today become motorized or roboticized or can be run by remote control.
Have you seen the new automatic vacuum? There is a round one that has been around for a long time but there is a new one one the market that has it's own navigation system and can tell where it has been and where it hasn't. I am thinking about getting one, how pathetic is that? I think we all deserve to be fat if we cannot even get up the energy to vacuum every couple of days. We make things easier for ourselves but that doesn't mean we make things better for ourselves and when you want to lose weight your hips better is easier.