Toning is really just a product of a lower body fat percentage, and to reduce the size of the love handles you may have covering your obliques will require that you start burning more total calories than you are eating. No amount of ab or oblique training can single handedly accomplish this goal. It would be misleading to say "Do more side bends" or "Do more bicycle crunches", as these types of exercises do very little to reduce body fat. This is not to say that ab and oblique exercises are not important, but the real problem, most likely, is that you're simply not burning enough calories. A healthy well-balanced diet is the cornerstone to any weight loss or fitness program and should be your first consideration when trying to lose your love handles. Next you'll want to start burning off those excess calories with a solid cardio program. Resistance training is another great way to speed your metabolism and give you a lean and toned appearance. Ab and oblique exercises have their place in the fitness battle, but it's definitely not at the front lines!