Trying to lose weight and go back to 135 while also losing my lower belly fat ,any suggestions, tips or workouts that would help
You might be excising your abs, but if your body will not necessarily take fat from your belly. Your main aim should be to get to less than 10% body fats to get abs (or was it 5-6% maybe. Forgot the chart). Therefore, it does not matter to work directly on the abs. And in most cases where you try to reduce your waist line, by working the abs you build abdominal muscles and so your waist increases (so don't get disheartened). Compound exercises like deadlift and squats , cardio like elliptical http://jonsguide.org/best-proform-elliptical-reviews/ help in burning more calories and it'll help in reducing those fats.