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July 24, 2012 4:46 AM
*BUMP* This thread is some serious motivation and hope! All you moms look amazing!!
July 24, 2012 5:12 AM
bump...

Fantastic job ladies smokin
July 24, 2012 5:44 AM
I look very close to your before picture as well. Can you tell me a little bit about your calorie intake and how long it took you? Also, I'm finding the more abs I do the more my tummy sticks out so I've cut it out completely except planks. Also my pooch gets smaller but my measurement isn't changing. Did that every happen to you? Like between your first and second picture your tummy is clearly narrower and smaller, and mine did the same thing, but it still stuck out just as far in the middle! Ugh!

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The top photo is my before and afters from January to March of this year. I have had 3 c-sections...TWINS 2007, singleton 2008, singleton 2011. The bottom photo is my CURRENT photo. I started Insanity in April but I got lazy during Recovery Week. I'm currently doing my "first" run with Insanity and pushing super hard this time around. I hope this is helpful.

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July 24, 2012 6:16 AM
You all look amazing! This thread is great inspiration even for people who aren't moms :)
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July 24, 2012 6:59 AM
It's very encouraging to see so many great "after" pics. I've had 4 kids, no C-sections, and more than my fair share of stretch marks and belly hang. At my heaviest (after my 2nd baby) I was over 250lbs. After my last pregnancy I was back up over 200lbs and had a lot of sag. I heard about laser lipo and decided that if I could work hard and loose 20lbs I'd treat myself to it. It is non invasive, non surgical and not too expensive. They use lasers to stimulate specific fat cells and then have you run, followed by a sit in the sauna to help "sweat" it out. The biggest bonus I thought was that while the laser stimulates the fat cells it also shrinks the skin. In 3 sessions (which is not very many but all I could afford lol) I lost almost 3 inches on my belly. Since then I've kept up the results with running and cutting out processed foods and have lost almost another 20lbs. I still have a long way to go but I'm hopeful!
(I'll see if I can find my before and after pics and post them if I do)
  6611559
July 24, 2012 7:19 AM
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I have the discusting hang at the bottom of tummy already quite stretchy full of stretch marks and in what i call a W - I have no expectations it going away and I have 70lbs to lose but I will take before pic and after and post in a years time LOL
I have noticed that mummys on here think there before is bad with tummy n strechys id do anything to look like the before, your all so beautifuo


Oh I would too! after I had my son I had 70lbs to go, but now I only have like 25. I would love to look like alot of these ladies starting out! Lol.
  16203383
July 24, 2012 7:23 AM
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July 24, 2012 7:24 AM
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2 C-sections baby! This is an older pic. I am ALMOST at an 8pk as of this morning! ;)

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Um, this is INCREDIBLE! You give me hope. :)
  6561436
July 24, 2012 7:24 AM
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It's very encouraging to see so many great "after" pics. I've had 4 kids, no C-sections, and more than my fair share of stretch marks and belly hang. At my heaviest (after my 2nd baby) I was over 250lbs. After my last pregnancy I was back up over 200lbs and had a lot of sag. I heard about laser lipo and decided that if I could work hard and loose 20lbs I'd treat myself to it. It is non invasive, non surgical and not too expensive. They use lasers to stimulate specific fat cells and then have you run, followed by a sit in the sauna to help "sweat" it out. The biggest bonus I thought was that while the laser stimulates the fat cells it also shrinks the skin. In 3 sessions (which is not very many but all I could afford lol) I lost almost 3 inches on my belly. Since then I've kept up the results with running and cutting out processed foods and have lost almost another 20lbs. I still have a long way to go but I'm hopeful!
(I'll see if I can find my before and after pics and post them if I do)


Oh my gosh! Definitally something I would be interested in. (Do you know on average how much a session would cost?) I would love to lose 3 inches! Lol. Did it help the way your lower belly looked? Cant wait to see photos! Sounds like you HAVE come along way already.
  16203383
July 24, 2012 7:27 AM
Wow - very informative. Bump.
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July 24, 2012 7:31 AM
I have six kids. No c-sections, but I gained 50-60lbs per baby. The last four babies were 9+ pounds. I did not get stretch marks with the first three kids, but then the last three, just tore my skin up. And having my last child at age 39, I did not lose the weight until I actually worked it off. I got more stretch marks with her and loose hangy skin.

My tummy is not perfect, but it is a lot better.

This is me 1 year after she was born. I never had baby weight one year later, but I did with my 6th child.
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This is me at the beach two weeks ago. I am on the right. You can see my stretch marks and when I bend over, I do still have some loose skin, but it is not crazy bad.
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I think getting my body fat below 20% helped a lot. I also dry brush my skin, apply coconut oil, do planks, and ab vacuums
July 24, 2012 7:36 AM
Wow!!! Some of these results pics are really amazing!! I am now almost 42 and had 2 very large boys with whom I gained quite a bit of extra weight when pregnant. I lost it after my 1st and some of it after my 2nd. I am now working about 8 years after my 2nd to lose the rest of the weight that I have. I am currently 155 and stalled there for several weeks. I hope to get rid of my c-section pouch also. It has gotten better but the skin is so messed up it seems that I just do not know how good it will become.

These are great inspiration for me though. Thank you ladies!!
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July 24, 2012 7:40 AM
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*BUMP* This thread is some serious motivation and hope! All you moms look amazing!!


Agreed!!! It's got me ready to go workout but i can't because im at work!!! Gotta wait til i get home! But everyone looks amazing and it shows that i can do it too!!! Thank you for sharing!
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July 24, 2012 7:50 AM
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I have six kids. No c-sections, but I gained 50-60lbs per baby. The last four babies were 9+ pounds. I did not get stretch marks with the first three kids, but then the last three, just tore my skin up. And having my last child at age 39, I did not lose the weight until I actually worked it off. I got more stretch marks with her and loose hangy skin.

My tummy is not perfect, but it is a lot better.

This is me 1 year after she was born. I never had baby weight one year later, but I did with my 6th child.
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This is me at the beach two weeks ago. I am on the right. You can see my stretch marks and when I bend over, I do still have some loose skin, but it is not crazy bad.
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I think getting my body fat below 20% helped a lot. I also dry brush my skin, apply coconut oil, do planks, and ab vacuums


Wow you look amazing! Do you do any o0ther workout routines like cardio? (What do you mean by dry brushing your skin? And what is an Ab vacuum? I would give anything to look like you do after 6 kids!
  16203383
July 24, 2012 8:02 AM
I teach Zumba, BUT, I kind of customize my class to be a full body workout. I have a lot of moms in my class, and our schedules are so busy, we do not have time to spend hours in the gym. So, I do a lot of squats, brazil butt lift moves, hand weights, planks, ab vacuums. All my muscles that I have are from my class. I use to weight lift, so I know how to work areas. My class is cardio and calisthenic weight training.

Dry brushing is a huge brush made for your skin. I had a female competitor tell me to do it. You can buy one of those brushes at Walmart where the loofahs are. It is suppose to make your skin regenerate.

Ab vacuums is working your transverse abs (just like planks) and that pulls your abs in. You can do crunches and get a 6 pack, but the ab vacuums and planks actually pull in your abs. I do not do crunches, I do a lot of "hip hop" abs moves...like lots of hip pumping, so that is like mini crunches. Youtube Ab vacuums. I can not do them like they can on there, but I am getting a lot better.

Your tummy may not look like pre-baby, but it can improve...no need to get discouraged. happy
July 24, 2012 8:24 AM
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I look very close to your before picture as well. Can you tell me a little bit about your calorie intake and how long it took you? Also, I'm finding the more abs I do the more my tummy sticks out so I've cut it out completely except planks. Also my pooch gets smaller but my measurement isn't changing. Did that every happen to you? Like between your first and second picture your tummy is clearly narrower and smaller, and mine did the same thing, but it still stuck out just as far in the middle! Ugh!

QUOTE:

The top photo is my before and afters from January to March of this year. I have had 3 c-sections...TWINS 2007, singleton 2008, singleton 2011. The bottom photo is my CURRENT photo. I started Insanity in April but I got lazy during Recovery Week. I'm currently doing my "first" run with Insanity and pushing super hard this time around. I hope this is helpful.

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This seriously gives me major motivation thank you soooo much!!!!
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July 24, 2012 8:35 AM
QUOTE:

I look very close to your before picture as well. Can you tell me a little bit about your calorie intake and how long it took you? Also, I'm finding the more abs I do the more my tummy sticks out so I've cut it out completely except planks. Also my pooch gets smaller but my measurement isn't changing. Did that every happen to you? Like between your first and second picture your tummy is clearly narrower and smaller, and mine did the same thing, but it still stuck out just as far in the middle! Ugh!

QUOTE:

The top photo is my before and afters from January to March of this year. I have had 3 c-sections...TWINS 2007, singleton 2008, singleton 2011. The bottom photo is my CURRENT photo. I started Insanity in April but I got lazy during Recovery Week. I'm currently doing my "first" run with Insanity and pushing super hard this time around. I hope this is helpful.

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I actually do NOT keep track of my calorie intake as well as I should. I'm 5'1 (1/2 lol) and I just made 24 on the first of June so the amount of calories I should be intaking is 1750 but I either go way over or way under depending on what I feel like eating. My poison of choice for my exercise routine is Insanity. It just melts everything because its nonstop craziness! I love it! Any kind of HIIT routine you choose to do melts the fat like butter. I do still have a tiny bit of unflattering flab right above my scar that I'm sure will start to disappear with more hard work. My husband said if I bust ass for an entire year with no luck of making it go completely away...he will pay for my TT to finish what I've been working so hard to accomplish.
July 24, 2012 8:35 AM
I still have the shelf and have been back down to my pre-preggo weight and even lighter and still had the pooch. (I had a c-section) almost 4 years ago and it's still there.
  11289573
July 24, 2012 8:38 AM
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I have six kids. No c-sections, but I gained 50-60lbs per baby. The last four babies were 9+ pounds. I did not get stretch marks with the first three kids, but then the last three, just tore my skin up. And having my last child at age 39, I did not lose the weight until I actually worked it off. I got more stretch marks with her and loose hangy skin.

My tummy is not perfect, but it is a lot better.

This is me 1 year after she was born. I never had baby weight one year later, but I did with my 6th child.
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This is me at the beach two weeks ago. I am on the right. You can see my stretch marks and when I bend over, I do still have some loose skin, but it is not crazy bad.
Image not displayed

I think getting my body fat below 20% helped a lot. I also dry brush my skin, apply coconut oil, do planks, and ab vacuums

OMG!!!! You look amazing for SIX kids and also to be 40 years old! Please pass the aging process to me!! You are seriously one hot momma!! :D
Edited by OnMyWay4 On July 24, 2012 8:39 AM
July 24, 2012 8:39 AM
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I teach Zumba, BUT, I kind of customize my class to be a full body workout. I have a lot of moms in my class, and our schedules are so busy, we do not have time to spend hours in the gym. So, I do a lot of squats, brazil butt lift moves, hand weights, planks, ab vacuums. All my muscles that I have are from my class. I use to weight lift, so I know how to work areas. My class is cardio and calisthenic weight training.

Dry brushing is a huge brush made for your skin. I had a female competitor tell me to do it. You can buy one of those brushes at Walmart where the loofahs are. It is suppose to make your skin regenerate.

Ab vacuums is working your transverse abs (just like planks) and that pulls your abs in. You can do crunches and get a 6 pack, but the ab vacuums and planks actually pull in your abs. I do not do crunches, I do a lot of "hip hop" abs moves...like lots of hip pumping, so that is like mini crunches. Youtube Ab vacuums. I can not do them like they can on there, but I am getting a lot better.

Your tummy may not look like pre-baby, but it can improve...no need to get discouraged. happy


Thank you so much for the advice. I am going to YouTube it. Sounds like something I would definitally want to do. I wish we had a Zumba class here. But small towns are known for many things. I just started day 1 of Jillian Michales 30DS so hoping for SOME results even if its not much.
  16203383
July 24, 2012 8:56 AM
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I teach Zumba, BUT, I kind of customize my class to be a full body workout. I have a lot of moms in my class, and our schedules are so busy, we do not have time to spend hours in the gym. So, I do a lot of squats, brazil butt lift moves, hand weights, planks, ab vacuums. All my muscles that I have are from my class. I use to weight lift, so I know how to work areas. My class is cardio and calisthenic weight training.

Dry brushing is a huge brush made for your skin. I had a female competitor tell me to do it. You can buy one of those brushes at Walmart where the loofahs are. It is suppose to make your skin regenerate.

Ab vacuums is working your transverse abs (just like planks) and that pulls your abs in. You can do crunches and get a 6 pack, but the ab vacuums and planks actually pull in your abs. I do not do crunches, I do a lot of "hip hop" abs moves...like lots of hip pumping, so that is like mini crunches. Youtube Ab vacuums. I can not do them like they can on there, but I am getting a lot better.

Your tummy may not look like pre-baby, but it can improve...no need to get discouraged. happy


Holy crap, I found a good video on youtube explainging/demonstrating the ab vacuum, and I tried it. I am sore!
  19854806
July 24, 2012 9:50 AM
bump...need to read this later...I need help too!
July 24, 2012 10:01 AM
Thank you so much for the advice. I am going to YouTube it. Sounds like something I would definitally want to do. I wish we had a Zumba class here. But small towns are known for many things. I just started day 1 of Jillian Michales 30DS so hoping for SOME results even if its not much.


I just started the 30 DS yesterday too! I started a boot camp 3 wks ago, but it's only 3 days a wk. I am praying that I see some of these beyond awesom results myself:) Good luck to you too!!!!!
  3466864
July 24, 2012 12:05 PM
hmmm, I messed this post up.
Edited by applebaumb On July 24, 2012 12:06 PM
July 24, 2012 12:32 PM
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LOVE THIS!!!
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