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Got to shrink my baby belly FAST, but how?

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Ickythumpsmum Tue 01-Dec-15 15:54:31

I had my third DC two months ago. I know I should still have a baby belly, and I know after 3 full term pregnancies my belly isn't going to snap back BUT it just has to go.

I am currently a stone overweight and have just started my fitness pal.

What's the best plan excercise and food wise to shrink this blubber which I have attached to my front. The rest of me looks fine, so really want to sort the belly.

talkinnpeace Tue 01-Dec-15 17:07:26

fasting and the shred grin
seriously :
fasting gets your body to burn visceral fat
the shred will pull the muscles back into shape

ChippyOik Tue 01-Dec-15 17:14:33

6w6p every second day.
Eat fewer than 1000 calories every other day.

crystalgall Tue 01-Dec-15 17:22:07

What's 6w6p?

talkinnpeace Tue 01-Dec-15 17:29:51

sounds like six weeks, six pounds

if it costs money, avoid

Ickythumpsmum Tue 01-Dec-15 17:32:27

Was just going to ask about 6w 6p. Would anyone mind telling me why its good or bad?

Bolshybookworm Tue 01-Dec-15 17:33:13

If you've had 3 vaginal births id hold off on the 30 day shred for a while- it's not exactly gentle on the pelvic floor!

Ickythumpsmum Tue 01-Dec-15 17:33:51

By shred is this the 30 day shred? Might do it now to entertain my kids.

Florin Tue 01-Dec-15 17:41:15

My 3 year old adores the 30 day shred and often requests to do it even when I am not doing it! I recommend a good pair of spanx, makes you feel better while you lose the weight slowly. Don't be too hard on yourself.

Ickythumpsmum Tue 01-Dec-15 18:21:56

About to 'shred' while DS1 does his reading book!

ChippyOik Tue 01-Dec-15 18:49:50

Bolshybookworm,, just put on a pad, go to the loo before you start and get going.

6w6p stands for six week six pack and is definitely not a thing that ought to be avoided! Avoid it if you want to but it is a really, really good work out. It has two levels. Level one is available free on you tube.

Ickythumpsmum Tue 01-Dec-15 19:00:35

Just did level 1 of shred free from YouTube. What do you think is better? This or the 6w6p? Will try the other one tomorrow, don't want to kill myself on the first night.
Bolshybookworm, I did have to pause it and go to the loo about halfway through.

ChippyOik Tue 01-Dec-15 19:06:16

I like them all! 30 day shred level one basically starts with push ups if I recall correctly, so it's not easy, but while the 30 day shred levels have a lot of arm exercises (which are good! and not to be sniffed at!) the six week six pack is purely cardio and core and abs. It's a great one if the area you really want to work on is your abs. I'm the same, not fat by any stretch of the imagination but my tummy can look a bit ropey if I don't work out regularly.

I must do six week six pack level two soon. I did a boxing circuit thing this morning so the next thing I do will focus on core and abs! If you get bored of shred, Ripped is more of the same (format) but different and (some) new exercises. BFBM (is really good cardio) and NMTZ is really good for toning.

ChippyOik Tue 01-Dec-15 19:09:10

ps, if you did level 1 for the first time tonight, don't go mad. You could repeat it a few times before going up to level two because she's a genius is Jillian, it's designed to build strength in your upper arms before you go on to use that strength in level two with body weight exercises that require stronger arms! So, rome wasn't built in a day! Do level one again a few times. Get bored of it before you go up to level two.

Ickythumpsmum Tue 01-Dec-15 20:01:45

Yes, I think ill do level one for the rest of the week to be honest, and ill try the 6w6p once my 30 day shredding is done.
Ive never been 'fat' but my belly needed a lot of attention before I had babies, so now its a disaster zone. I think because my legs look fine, the belly looks worse.
Thanks for all the advice tonight. It might only be the first day but im feeling so much more positive when I look at the flab on my front!

Bolshybookworm Tue 01-Dec-15 21:33:25

A pad won't stop a prolapse chippy! Honestly, I'd resist doing anything that's going to put a lot of pressure on your pelvic floor (push ups, jumping jacks, planks) until your body has fully recovered from the birth.

StarryStarryElf Wed 02-Dec-15 13:20:16

Have you had your tummy muscles checked for separation OP, one for the complaints when you have separated tummy muscles is that the rest of you body looks fine and you tummy looks sort of out of proportion...it might be worth checking out? Not the end of the word if it is, you just need physio and work them back together again.

I just walked (still walk) everywhere and was careful what I ate, that and running about after x3+ DC's did the trick, I'm currently fitter and smaller than when I fell pg with DC1.

StarryStarryElf Wed 02-Dec-15 13:24:52

A pad won't stop a prolapse chippy! This is true, I have a friend with x3 who had a prolapse, it was all a bit of a nasty surprise and not helped because she lifted something heavy! Youngest is a year and I've stopped being that person who steps forward to help when the heavy stuff needs doing.

Pilates is also good, posture can make a huge difference to you tummy too.

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