I've always sucked my stomach in to make it look thinner, so that's a natural thing for me to do, pull in those muscles. But I did pick up a book the other day at the grocery store. It was in the magazine section. I think it's a special publication by Prevention magazine that is all about toning and slimming the abs. It has a bunch of workouts and exercises to help slim your middle section...but it does realistically say that it will take 2 weeks to a month to lose an inch. And it only says up to 8lbs in a month, which is also realistic.
I love it. It has a complete 25-30 min workout using the exercise ball. There are 5 exercises that you do one set, then do a 2 min cardio blast between exercises. It also has a 2 week plan, where you alternate belly workout and cardio, each day, increasing the workout in the 2nd week.
Plus recipes and a bunch of other workouts and tips, etc to lose the belly fat and weight. I'm really wanting to use that belly workout to change up my routine,
I will definitely try the Pilates and the crunchless abs videos here on SP as well.
I've only had one c-section, but my stomach has so much flab, it's kind of gross!
STARTING WEIGHT (7/19/2009) - 131lbs
GOAL MET (10/26/2009) - 115lbs!
2nd GOAL MET - (11/09/2009) 112lbs!
Now in Maintenance!
First 5K Turkey Burner - Nov 21, 2009
| current weight: 122.0