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AIBU to think Ive solved my exercise issue? (crazy approach)

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ifihadonlyknown Fri 27-Oct-17 20:49:45

So Since my youngest was born by EMCS in may Ive struggled to shift the weight. I'm 2 stones over my previous lean size 10/12 figure with most of it on my belly. I don't eat crap, I do drink wine I work 2 days a week in a physical job and don't drive so get a fair bit of walking in. But the weights been tough to shift (im 33) previous pregnancy many years ago took all of a month to remove all evidence... Anyway, partners out most nights (separate issue) teenage daughter usually out. No willing babysitters so stuck in nearly every night alone apart from sleeping 5 month old. Recently Ive been doing this crazy thing... Once all the housworks done and lil man is fast asleep, I knock back a glass of wine, stick on the music channel and dance like crazy for about 2 hours to some fast clubby type music. I used to dance properly, ballet,hiphop and a bit of breakdancing so I can bust moves. Theres a big mirror in my lounge and my fat, sweaty self looks stupid as hell but I get a real buzz on and get really breathless and hot which makes me feel like I'm getting good cardio while enjoying the sensation of moving to music. Ive lost a couple of pounds this week already, is this totally tragic or a genius solution to my boring lonely evenings and baby wobble? Honest thoughts?

whateveryousay Fri 27-Oct-17 20:51:00

What a great idea!! Love it!

Aquamarine1029 Fri 27-Oct-17 20:52:09

I think this is absolutely wonderful! Great for your body, mind and soul. Shake that ass and have fun!

BigbreastsBiggerbeard Fri 27-Oct-17 20:53:59

Hey, whatever works grin

Actually sounds like fun.....

Mulberry72 Fri 27-Oct-17 20:54:34

You go girl! Shake what your Mama gave you! Sounds a fab way to get some exercise in 💪🏻

IllegalBlonde Fri 27-Oct-17 20:58:56

Love your approach, sounds tough, effective and fun! Go for it!wine

CountFosco Fri 27-Oct-17 20:59:15

DH and I often stay up late at the weekend going down the youtube wormhole and dancing to the tunes of the 90s. I love it and so does my fitbit

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Fri 27-Oct-17 21:01:20

countfosco I thought DH and me were the only weirdos who did this!!!

Desmondo2016 Fri 27-Oct-17 21:08:33

Do it because its fun and makes you feel good. Concentrating on your diet will be the quickest way to shifting the pounds, honestly.

ifihadonlyknown Fri 27-Oct-17 21:13:49

Ahh. So I'm not mental then (well not on this basis) Only downside is that every now and then one of 'those tunes' comes on and the most painful surge of nostalgia hits me and I could sell everything to get my old body and lifestyle back... Quick tiptoe into sleeping chubby face's room and I'm reminded why I'm still here lol. for now, its good. Imagine though if I forgot to shut the curtains or if DP walked in without me hearing... I would actually die I think.

TeslasDeathRay Fri 27-Oct-17 22:19:14

Not tragic at all! grin I used to do the same when I was losing weight. Had a whole playlist of songs. There's a lot of high intensity interval workout videos on YouTube which are dance-based, so you might enjoy those too. They tire you out, but you feel amazing afterwards haha. Congrats on your weight loss!

Fidoandacupoftea Fri 27-Oct-17 22:24:57

Go for it. Who cares if it looks crazy as long as you are enjoying it. I run up and down the stairs with music on, haven't lost much but feel good

Juicyamy Fri 24-Nov-17 18:46:51

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