Exercise has nothing to do with skin. Only time will show whether or not it will tighten up a bit. It takes about 2 years for it to reach the elasticity it will remain at.
I've also had 2 children and have reached 107 lbs and still have a pot belly and loose skin. I workout a lot with tons of emphasis on strength training. I've gotten "toned" (ie: built muscle) everywhere, including my stomach. I have abs of Babylon under my abdominal fat and loose skin. However, short of turning myself into Skeletor, I will never have a flat stomach. Even at 107 lbs I still had a pot belly leftover from my pregnancy. I apologize for being the bearer of bad news. The best advise I can give is not to overwork your abs, I found out the hard way it actually causes your belly to stick out more as the muscle pushes the fat out further.
I am trying something out right now... don't know if it will work or not but it may help a little. I went through a bit of a bulking cycle where I trained heavy, ate right but put on weight in order to gain more muscle with a calorie surplus on training days. Now I am working on cutting away the fat with a small calorie deficit (continuing to strength train to prevent lean muscle loss) in an attempt to work on my body composition. One sign of hope is that my waist is 1/2 an inch smaller than it was at the same weight the first time around.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 6/18/2013 (20:02)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
All that matters is that you be the healthiest you, you ca
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