One of the best ways to get toned arms is to focus on your shoulder muscles. Start with 5lb weights and try to do this exercise at least twice a week.
Start with 5lb weights in front of your thighs:
Lift the weights straight to the front, do NOT go above your shoulders. Take the weights down slower than you brought them up. Count 2 seconds up, 3 seconds down. Do 3 sets of 8. (No make-up alert!)
Bring weights back down to front of thighs:
Next: Lift weights out to side 8 times, do NOT go above shoulders. Take the weights down slower than you brought them up. Count up for 2 seconds and down for 3 seconds. Do 3 sets of 8.
Bring weights back to front of thighs:
Happy lifting! Remember, building muscle tone is the ONLY way to raise your metabolism after after 30 - so get to it!