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Gone from 28 to 34" waist after having a child, help!!
Kettlebells. Brilliant for working the core and building strength without bulk. Find a class with a trainer that pushes you to use 8kg plus weights otherwise you are wasting your time, learn the exercises that concentrate on the abs and buy a kettlebell for home to do some extra core work and you will have a waist back in no time. I was back into slim fitting skirts after 3 months after my second (had a c-section), it took me a year to get back to normal after my first.
I also think that it takes at least a year. You didn't mention how long you are post natally... Matt Roberts does a great plan in his Fitness for Life book - lovely recipes and manageable fitness. Out of interest, what did Paula thingymajig do? The marathon runner? She had 2 kids and is stick thin