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New mummies with wibbly tummies RISE AGAIN!

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projectbabyweight Thu 23-May-13 16:18:50

Hi everyone,

Thought we'd start a new thread for new-ish mums with wibbly tums (+ thighs and bum in my case grin )
Old threads here

and here

Plus an old stats thread, though we could start a new one.

Everyone's following their own plan I think. Mine's a more or less low-carb affair, plus the 30 day shred. I've got 18lbs to lose, aiming for about 1lb/week - low due to love of chocolate grin

plonko Wed 29-May-13 20:19:24

Ooh that sounds like fresh hell! Will give it a go once I'm strong enough to do proper planks - I'm currently stuck on beginners planks with both knees on the floor!

Hmm I've been having a bit of a free for all with fruit LRD. I understand that some fruits are carbier than others, and that berries are best, but I love a banana. Although I read the low carb boot camp allowed fruits and veggies and its one depressing read. Carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and all fruit off limits for the first two weeks - I hate the sound of that. My fit consists of all fruit and veg (barring white taters) a lot of eggs and meat, nuts and seeds for snacks and a dollop of yoghurt if I want pudding. It might sound boring but it's really varied enough, and I'm certainly not going to get in the habit of denying myself a bit of cheese or the odd carrot!

eagleray Wed 29-May-13 20:43:12

ah yes planks - I used to do them many moons ago! I will maybe try and add some on after my shred sessions.

Re bananas - they are now 0 points with WW, but used to count as something. I try not to eat too many though.

LRM thanks - I will dig out the exercise ball and give that a try. I did use weights while lying on a ball once but used too heavy weights and leant back too far and suddenly my feet had gone over my head and I was on the floor in a heap blush

littleredmonkey Thu 30-May-13 09:29:25

It's a chrismas miracle. Baby only woke once last night! Dont feel quite as crap.
Eagle. Bless with tipping off the ball. Done it myself too.
Plonko. Carrots I eat tons of em. My biggest evil was biscuits and lots of em allday. The biscuit barrel is empty and has been for 5 months
Project. How r u today honey?
Anyone doing the squats? Oh I would love to be back at a gym but no time or energy so making do with my garage. Bit lonely training on your own. Use to like a chat at my old gym. I had a trainer as well 45 pounds an hour. He nearly killed me every week. Can't afford him and the gym so me and my garage spiders will have to do

plonko Thu 30-May-13 10:48:25

I managed a whole ten squats yesterday before DS wailed for my attention. And my garage is bloomin' draughty and too full of crap, so I tend to do a bit of exercise on the floor of whichever room I'm in when the mood strikes.

I can feel the effect of the planks already, am gonna aim to do a set of five or ten each morning and afternoon. Have started doing push-ups too to get rid of the bingo wings.
Would love a personal trainer to hurl abuse at me and whip me into shape though!

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 30-May-13 11:29:51

Morning ladies I'm going to start going for longer walks from today I've had sciatca but its getting much better so no excuses starting with 45 mins everyday going to work my way up to hour and half. Sounds like everyone's doing well with exercises smile

therumoursaretrue Thu 30-May-13 11:42:40

Hi all!

Wishful I think I will join you with trying to increase the amount I'm walking. Walked for one hour last night but wasn't giving it my all, very much at my leisure!

Today is my off day, so will have a walk with the pram later and hopefully fit in some squats but that's it.

I am another one who is not sure about how much I can 'fix' my tummy confused

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 30-May-13 12:19:33

I'm not sure it's helping my tummy so far but when I was having treatment for my sciatca the physio told me an exercise to help strengthen my core and she said it would help flattern my tummy- on all fours suck in. And hold tummy for 3x sets counting to ten. I've been doing it for a few weeks I can honestly say I can see a difference but it might be doing something smile

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 30-May-13 12:20:14

cant see a difference

projectbabyweight Thu 30-May-13 14:33:42

Hi all. Impressed with everyone's exercise efforts! I shouldn't have given up the 30 day shred after 10 days but I was peed off at not losing even 1/4 of an inch from bum. I ought to start again as I was definitely getting fitter.

Had a great low-carb day yesterday, very proud of myself and slept better than I have in ages. Going well so far today too.

Actually I did have some Bailey's last night, which fails on all counts, but I love it grin

projectbabyweight Thu 30-May-13 15:37:47

plonko - I've just read your profile and seen that you like the Pixies!

When I was fitter (pre-dc) I used to run listening to Alec Eiffel from Trompe Le Monde, it was one of the only songs fast enough. I may be inspired to start again now I've remembered that

littleredmonkey Thu 30-May-13 18:53:02

Ah the pixies takes me back!
Was a good egg and did 2 hours walking. 50 squats and 30 mins weights.
I am defo going to try sucks in belly exercise wishful. Good one.
Project you made me smile with Bailey's !! Dont despair with the shred keep on trucking. If you saw how much wobble was on my bum I dare not measure it! !! Millions of squats I fear to tighten it up bugger poo

eagleray Thu 30-May-13 20:01:58

ah sorry you gave up the shred projectbabyweight - was just thinking yesterday that I should have done all my measurements at the start, but think I would have got frustrated quickly if there wasn't a difference! Did you make it onto the second level? Yum re the Baileys...

Wow LRM another epic day.

I missed the shred today for the first time... Excuses: last night I was woken by Baby Eagleray at 12.40am, 1.40am, 3.30am, 5.50am, 7.40am and 8.40am. Then at 9am I had a building contractor visit (this is my normal shred time), then a mad dash to get me and baby up, washed, fed and dressed and out the door at 11.30am to visit my old work, where we spent pretty much the whole day. Oh, and I've had a bit of a dicky tummy today too...

So, do I spend this evening resting (and bracing myself for another night of baby feeding nonsense) or do I stop whining, put the exercise bra on and get my ass onto the mat? Somebody please advise...

It will be business as usual tomorrow mind - had an interim weigh-in this morning and have lost weight so there's no stopping me now!

therumoursaretrue Thu 30-May-13 21:56:47

I think some times a rest does you good, what did you decide to do in the end eagle?

I managed to fit my walk in today, and squats, tomorrow is an hour of PT and then a walk in the evening with baby DS but...I have to bake 2 cakes, a lemon meringue pie and some cupcakes tomorrow and I'm fearing the temptation already confused

eagleray Thu 30-May-13 22:39:09

I am sat on the sofa - the decider was spending 45 minutes trying to get Baby E to sleep and then being starving so I've scoffed a banana and some leftover salad and am now resting smile

I've felt so good doing exercise each day I felt a bit of a schmuck wimping out this eve, but I think 5 days on, 1 day off is probably a good balance. I do a fair bit of walking as well but haven't managed that today either.

Those cakes sound terrifying - what are you going to do with them all?? Ooh, hungry again just at the thought of the lemon meringue...

littleredmonkey Fri 31-May-13 09:38:23

Days off are good. I am knackered today. Also in baby sleeping hell. My friends say he will sleep through when is this as mummy is tired. Find it hard to get back to sleep after he has woken.
Ps I want some cake oh and some chips

therumoursaretrue Sat 01-Jun-13 11:20:26

The cakes were for DS's nursery carers, yesterday was his last day as I have finished my degree so taking some time off.

Lemon meringue was for my DF who is getting home from hospital today after a knee replacement. It's his favourite so thought it would be a nice treat!

Managed to do the lot and only scoff half a cupcake so quite proud! Glad they are all out of the house now!

Feeling lazy today but going to go for a swim and have a walk. Then squats and weights later...just need to keep motivated! Tomorrow I am having a rest day!

Sophiathesnowfairy Sat 01-Jun-13 13:20:04

I'm back! I have managed to get down to 10stone 12lbs since the last thread. (Was 13 stone in Nov) my ultimate goal is 10 stone 7lbs.

Tres chuffed this weekend!

Note to not drink to much wine this weekend and wreck it!

projectbabyweight Sun 02-Jun-13 10:05:41

Great work Sophia! So good to hear about people being successful despite the, erm, "challenges" of being a new mum grin

I had a hen do yesterday, and have put back on yet another pound. Feeling a mixture of discouraged and stubborn. I won't stop trying!

Low-carb again today, and dh is out this evening so I WILL start the shred again!

littleredmonkey Sun 02-Jun-13 16:27:47

Dont worry project I did not lose a pound either but got into my size 12. Jeans. Some days eextra water and if you are building up muscle that weighs more.
Well done Sophia.
Sometimes not losing refocus the push. I have done 2 hours walking and 30 mins weights then blew it and had a McDonald's milkshake. Oh well. Extra squats later

eagleray Sun 02-Jun-13 17:55:20

Brilliant work Sophia - you are nearly there!

Get back on that wagon Project - the shred is waiting for you

So envious of you LRM with your size 12 jeans - very well deserved though

I didn't do the shred this morning as took the opportunity to have a lie-in instead while DP entertained DD. Will do it this eve though, plus may try to do 10 mins on the turbo as well.

Oh, and did my weekly weigh-in today - lost another lb, which is great, but really wish I could speed things up a bit! Thing is with my current WW plan, I can eat pretty much whatever I want and as long as I keep tabs on things, I will lose 1lb a week. Time to step up now though! This week I'm going to cut back on sugar and increase the exercise a bit more. I do love a bit of a pud after evening meal, so will keep aside the carrot/orange juice I normally have for breakfast as my 'dessert'. DP also pointed out that I've eaten about 3 cakes in the last week that I didn't seem to remember eating and that those alone amounted to a fair few calories. So absolutely no cakes, even if my ww allowance says I can have them. and will keep off the wine too

Sorry to waffle - if I write everything down here I will have half a chance of doing what I said I'd do!

littleredmonkey Mon 03-Jun-13 09:58:48

Eagle. A pound a week is great honey. I know what you mean but it is coming off. Keep at it. I LOVE pud too I have nuts and dried fruit with green tea very boring. Your juice sounds so nice.
I may go for a pram jog I will dress for it and see how I go defo 2 hours power walk. Lovely day for salad and tuna. Was very naughty over the weekend. Same as you and had cake. Love cake. Love food that's why I was size 22. Oh size 12 jeans a bit snug but on at chrismas couldn't get em past my thighs.

littleredmonkey Mon 03-Jun-13 10:00:05

Have failed at squat challenge will try harder this week

projectbabyweight Mon 03-Jun-13 16:41:15

Keep it up LRM, you're spurring the rest of us on smile

littleredmonkey Mon 03-Jun-13 19:21:55

Passed on jog but power walked 2.5 hours today and so tired. Had chap come over to measure out our driveway so no weight. Shattering day so early night and hope the fat fairies take some of my fat away while I zzzz

eagleray Mon 03-Jun-13 23:02:18

Please send the fat fairies my way too!

Had quite a good day today - madly busy sorting out the house as have visitors tomorrow. Managed to shred this evening while DD lay on her baby mat. She got so fed up waiting for me to finish that she rolled over for the first time too! Oh, and stopped for 30 seconds mid-way to bid on a cot on Ebay (and I won it).

Also did a walk this eve - DD wouldn't settle so popped her in a sling and went out for a stroll, and did a supermarket shop on the way home. So that's a 6kg weight I carried around for an hour, plus same amount again in a bag - does this count as weightlifting??

Good eating day too - carrot juice for dessert, but also some fruit and dash of yoghurt as had plenty of ww points left.

Not specifically doing the squat challenge but doing plenty of them with the shred. Think I'm nearly done with level 1 - just hope level 2 isn't too much of a shock shock

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