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To want to lose my belly but keep my boobs and bum?

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OnceMoreIntoTheBleach Thu 23-Mar-17 20:39:57

Is this even possible?

I used to be size 6, but even then had a wobbly belly. Both before and after dcs.

I recently gained about a stone due to a change in medication, now a size 10 and my boobs and bum have filled out in a nice way, but my belly is ultra wobbly!

It's not bloating from the inside. It's the outer layer. When I lose weight the belly is always the last to go.

I know you can't spot reduce with exercise alone, but seriously, there must be something I can do/eat or stop doing/stop eating that will curb the belly but leave the T&A in place?? envy

Sylvannas Thu 23-Mar-17 20:43:03

I'm very interested in this too! I'm in the exactly the same boat as you. It sucks!!

I'm trying to build up my core strength but have only just started doing this so can't comment on the results yet.

Good luck! I hope you get there soon xx

araiwa Thu 23-Mar-17 20:44:30

if there was a way, you would be hearing about it daily from the billionaire inventors

Happyandhungry Thu 23-Mar-17 20:48:22


birdladyfromhomealone Thu 23-Mar-17 20:48:37

I have been doing PT recently and end each session with planking for 30 seconds a time. I have lost 5 inches off my waist but none of my F boobs. smile

OnceMoreIntoTheBleach Thu 23-Mar-17 20:51:14

Bird what's PT? personal trainer? 5 inches would do it for me!! grin

OnceMoreIntoTheBleach Thu 23-Mar-17 20:53:33

araiwa I know, you're right. If we discover it on this thread, we'll all split it!

I do wonder though, if anyone out there has found what works for them. Like bird with her PT and planking grin

I'm hoping to come out of his thread with a list of things to eat/avoid and exercises that might help.

Holy grail...

OnceMoreIntoTheBleach Thu 23-Mar-17 20:55:57

Sylvannas thanks, back at you smile

Fruitcocktail6 Thu 23-Mar-17 22:05:53

If you find the secret let me know

OohNoDooEy Thu 23-Mar-17 22:07:47

Pilates & no bread or fizzy drink

ChocolateDoll Thu 23-Mar-17 22:08:38

Bloody hell bird. 5 inches! You can't just leave that there. What is PT?!?!?!

Doyouwantabrew Thu 23-Mar-17 22:10:10

Don't we all!!

Op cut out bread and get a byke. It's fantastic for your figure and you can be nosy looking into other people's living rooms grin

Iamtheresurrection Thu 23-Mar-17 22:34:54

PT is personal trainer. You can plank at home.

birdladyfromhomealone Fri 24-Mar-17 00:01:54

no carbs or very little,
cut out booze accept for weekends.
PT 3x a week
Zumba 2x week
the planking apparently is what trims the middle. I do 10 a day and hold for 30 -45 secs a time.

birdladyfromhomealone Fri 24-Mar-17 00:02:39

this was when i started 6 weeks ago.

chastenedButStillSmiling Fri 24-Mar-17 00:06:55

I do shed loads of exercise, and I'm crap at all of it, but if it honestly makes a difference, I'm going to practice my planks from now on.

birdladyfromhomealone Fri 24-Mar-17 00:08:19

before and after photos 6 weeks lost a stone and 1 inch off hips, 5 in off waist and 1 in off my neck !!!!

stopgap Fri 24-Mar-17 00:10:03

I'm 5'7.5 and 8 stone 9lbs, and do tons of weight lifting, spinning, and yoga. I will never have a waspish midsection, as I'm an apple and it sounds as if you are, too.

Apple bonus: we are frequently bosomy with good legs.

chastenedButStillSmiling Fri 24-Mar-17 00:11:48

I want to kill her, but her body is to die for... I'm going to have a go!

How to do a Perfect Plank - YouTube

LickingTheButterKnife Fri 24-Mar-17 00:12:10

I'm afraid that a bit of a wobble is expexted after having children! Skin gives a lot but doesn't completely spring back into shape.

However, a wobbly belly also means an excess of body fat in that area. Aim for routines that work your core muscles, adding ab routines. I do everything from classic crunches (with or without weight) do dead bugs or side to side crunches. Watch your shoulders and neck though!

Planks are great, and you can turn them into a side plank or add mountain climber to them.

Also, as PP suggested, squats will work your lower abs and will tone and firm your bum. So will lunges.

Also, no fizzy pop, sugary drinks, alcohol in moderation, and avoid deep fried foods, chips, crisps, etc. The nutritional value is crap but they are a total bomb of calories!

LightDrizzle Fri 24-Mar-17 00:32:52

Good luck with that. I once achieved an arse like Kylie's many years ago after much working out and dieting. To achieve that I was skeletal with protruding vertebraeand tits like fried eggs. I weighed 6 st 11 lbs and it wasn't sustainable.

At my default size 8, between 7st 4 and 7st 7lbs (I'm only 5ft tall) I have a small waist, naturally D cup breasts, slim legs but wodgy bits at the very top of my inner thighs and upper arms, and a pear-shaped arse with cellulite. I'm currently a bit overweight since Christmas so have a saggy belly too. When I was 17 I had a pear-shaped arse without cellulite.

I get thigh-gap and toned upper-arm envy but it could be worse and my husband appears to fancy me and I can always get a shag so I don't sweat it too much.

RiverdaleJughead Fri 24-Mar-17 01:23:30

No offence but how have you put on 1 stone but gone up 2 dress sizes ? Seems a paltry amount !

Tinkerbec Fri 24-Mar-17 06:36:23

You need Shaun T in your life. Insanity max 30.
I hate my belly too but it has improved doing insanity as your core is constant engaged.

LickingTheButterKnife Fri 24-Mar-17 07:40:26

LightDrizzle I have a pear shaped bum too. Always had big cheeks but a the guys I've been with seem to really like it blush

OnceMoreIntoTheBleach Fri 24-Mar-17 07:47:49

Thank you all, I'm going to try the plank and avoiding the carbs etc. It's common sense I know, I think I was hoping someone would say 'I started having a daily pineapple for breakfast and my belly disappeared in 10 days' grin

River I think it's because it's all gone on my belly, bum and boobs, so tops are too tight across the front and jeans just won't go over it all! Limbs are the same but middle bits much bigger! Had to buy new everything, it's so annoying.

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