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January 11, 2012 1:36 PM
Just curious...I've been working out for about three months now...I've lost weigth...but it still seems I have that little "baby gut" from having two children. I don't have stretch marks or anything like that...just what looks like baby pudge. Anyone know how to get rid of that??
January 11, 2012 1:54 PM
I don't believe there is anyway to spot reduce a certain area, but just continue your cardio and ab exercises. Sorry I can't be of more help...I'm in the same boat as you with 2 little boys of my own. smile
January 11, 2012 1:59 PM
I have the same issue + tiger stripes! or stretch marks... ha. It has gotten better over time, you have to give your stomach skin time to tighten back up. I use cocoa butter that's meant to tighten up skin. I've noticed *some* difference, but I'm still 7 mos postpartum and don't expect to see huge results from that alone.
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January 11, 2012 2:11 PM
Thanks...I had my son about 4 months ago and my daugther 2 and a half years ago. I seriously don't have stretch marks...justsomething in my belly area that just won't go away. It's so frustrating!! UGH!
January 11, 2012 2:33 PM
There's a DVD by Tracy Anderson who was trainer to Shakira and Gwyneth Paltrow and helped them lose weight after their kids. It's called post pregnancy workout and it's got great reviews even from people who weren't pregnant and used it it get rid of their tummies. It's on Amazon.
Edited by shakybabe On January 11, 2012 2:35 PM
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January 11, 2012 3:42 PM
I am right there with ya!!!
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January 12, 2012 6:34 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm really determined to get back into shape...man...babies really do a number on you!
January 12, 2012 6:37 AM
intervals
HIIT
Cross training

google them all. :)
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January 12, 2012 6:37 AM
QUOTE:

I have the same issue + tiger stripes! or stretch marks... ha. It has gotten better over time, you have to give your stomach skin time to tighten back up. I use cocoa butter that's meant to tighten up skin. I've noticed *some* difference, but I'm still 7 mos postpartum and don't expect to see huge results from that alone.


I had twins my youngest are 5. and my stomach will never be the same...
January 12, 2012 6:39 AM
The only thing that worked for me was running. I'm sure there are other ways, but the combination of keeping my heart rate in zone 4 - 5 and the fact that running really, really works my core has made my stomach as flat as it will ever get. It is NOT as flat as it was pre-babies, but only at the bottom right around my c-section incision do I have a pooch.

The Ab Ripper video in P90X made my stomach, well, ripped. I had a toned stomach before I did it from running but it made my abs so defined.

Good luck!
January 12, 2012 6:42 AM
My third baby will be 19 in july.....and I still struggle with baby pudge sad Fairly flat to my belly button and then this roll that gets smaller but never really goes away.....grrrrr! Anyways, this reminded of this "hoot" of an older woman who I worked with years ago....She was on the heavy side and told us younger gals that she would be "hot" once her uterus shrunk back after her last baby followed by "THAT SHOULD BE ANY DAY NOW....HE WILL BE 36 ON HIS NEXT BIRTHDAY!" laugh
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January 12, 2012 6:43 AM
I had 4 kids within 6 years... tell me about it! One thing I can tell you... No matter how much weight you lose, the little "flap" will never go away. Definitely working your abs will take care of the pooches, but the flap will remain. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. And if you're one of those people who doesn't have the "flap"... then grumble . LOL!
January 12, 2012 6:44 AM
bump
January 12, 2012 6:45 AM
I am right with you! I have a 5, 4, 3 and 1 1/2 year old..so my belly has that little flab at the bottom..I am hoping it will dwindle over time, but idk...hoping for the best! lol.
January 12, 2012 6:47 AM
cardio and strength training and my belly was the last to go!
January 12, 2012 6:50 AM
I also have 2 1/2 year old and an almost 5 month old. I'm having the same problem. I'm losing weight an inches everywhere except that pudge area. Talk about frustrating.
January 12, 2012 6:52 AM
In addition to cardio... try the stomach vacuum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXy-tnM43uw.

I just started being consistent with doing this for a count of 15 about 10 times a day (5 in the morning and 5 in the evening). I also do it standing up. My mom pouch isn't gone yet but my tummy is flattening out!!!

Give it a try... I swear you'll notice a difference in the first week!
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January 12, 2012 7:10 AM
hmm im wondering the same thing i have just started my work out journey and i am only 4lbs down but i have lots to go and im worried about exxtra skin , its one of my biggest fead upon losing weight i just hope that while working out and losing weight slowly i can avoid it but im nervous with this thread seeing all you have lost so much weight already
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January 12, 2012 7:14 AM
6 kids in five years here! After the first three ( twins and another born not quite ten months later) I was able to get it flat. However I have a lot of stretchmarks and those didn't go away. :-( lol I lived at the gym for months and literally studied some things about exercise and weightloss. I don't have that kind of time anymore and I'm doing it from home instead of the gym. I did both card and strength training about 3-4 days a week and played sports etc too besides the workouts
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January 12, 2012 7:20 AM
QUOTE:

In addition to cardio... try the stomach vacuum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXy-tnM43uw.

I just started being consistent with doing this for a count of 15 about 10 times a day (5 in the morning and 5 in the evening). I also do it standing up. My mom pouch isn't gone yet but my tummy is flattening out!!!

Give it a try... I swear you'll notice a difference in the first week!


BUMP stomach vacuum
Edited by getfitdiva On January 12, 2012 7:23 AM
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January 12, 2012 7:22 AM
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January 12, 2012 7:29 AM
QUOTE:

The only thing that worked for me was running. I'm sure there are other ways, but the combination of keeping my heart rate in zone 4 - 5 and the fact that running really, really works my core has made my stomach as flat as it will ever get. It is NOT as flat as it was pre-babies, but only at the bottom right around my c-section incision do I have a pooch.

The Ab Ripper video in P90X made my stomach, well, ripped. I had a toned stomach before I did it from running but it made my abs so defined.

Good luck!


ab ripper in P90x awesome
January 13, 2012 5:58 AM
I have a 12, 9, 4, 3, 2 & 1 year old..I have always had trouble with my baby pouch, I have been able to lose weight but never my pouch. It's so frustrating!! I'm going to try some of the things suggested.
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January 13, 2012 7:58 AM
ZUMBA !!! 12 weeks, twice a week and lost 3 " off my waist and 1" off each arm. Plus its fun and a great stress reliever. ALWAYS leave feeling great . I lost all my "baby" weight within three months but the belly never moved. Only lost 3lbs but i like the inches better anyway.

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