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how can i get rid of my flabby belly

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jaynel Tue 20-Feb-07 19:04:34

Hi i had a c section nearly two years ago but i cant get rid of my flabby belly, i got to keep fit once a week, i watch what i eat, i do sit ups,when i rememeber, but i cant get rid of the flaby bit, any ideas??

sazjaz Tue 20-Feb-07 19:43:49

i lost my belly just through running

dinny Tue 20-Feb-07 19:44:15

how often, how much, sazjaz?

fizzbuzz Tue 20-Feb-07 19:53:03

jaynel, have just started seeing a personal trainer for this very reason.

Did 7 weeks of situps (200) every night. Stomach still huge, but now hard.

Trainer has given me new exercises. Have been doing them 2 weeks, no difference yet, but they are much harder than situps.

Am completely pissed off with it, spent all weekend googling tummy tucks.(sad)

sazjaz Tue 20-Feb-07 19:55:21

i ran 3 miles a day for 3 weeks ate lots of bananas . it really tones ur whole body , had to stop cos i was losing to much weight

FioFio Tue 20-Feb-07 19:56:50

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JodieG1 Tue 20-Feb-07 19:59:08

You can't spot reduce weight it comes off all over. Doing tummy exrcises will help the muscles but won't get rid of fat in this area. The way to lose the fat is to lose overeall weight and bodyfat.

good information here

ScottishThistle Tue 20-Feb-07 19:59:23

Depends on your tummy muscles, if they're fu**ed you'll never get rid of it with diet/exercise I'm afraid!...A friend of mine had a tummy tuck at 29, Dr said he'd never seen anything like it!

sazjaz Tue 20-Feb-07 20:04:21

i have a 4 pack the bottom set of muscles refuse to nit together

fizzbuzz Tue 20-Feb-07 20:14:55

But how does having a ceasarean F* tummy muscles? I am a whole lot lighter than I was before getting prgnant and my stomach is awful.

Used to be a smallish size 14, now to fasten clothes I have to buy a 16, and they hang off me everywhere else. It looks ridiculous. Am really really pissed off by it.

ScottishThistle Tue 20-Feb-07 20:16:39

Your muscles may not have knitted back together, it's not uncommon.

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 20:18:50

so, if your tummy muscles dont knit back together, will your tummy always look like a bag of spuds?

fizzbuzz Tue 20-Feb-07 20:29:46

How do we make them knit? Have loads of knitting needles!

ScottishThistle Tue 20-Feb-07 20:31:36

Afraid'll never achieve a flat un spud like tummy with muscles which won't knit!

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 20:53:37

thats not fair! So, what are our options for a normal looking tum then?

fizzbuzz Tue 20-Feb-07 21:02:18

Why won't they knit, or how did they unknit?
Am seriously pissed off now..........

ScottishThistle Tue 20-Feb-07 21:04:24

I'm not a Doctor but I don't believe you can do anything for lax tummy muscles apart from tummy tuck, liposuction...I may be wrong though!

Gobbledigook Tue 20-Feb-07 21:05:48

Are you sure it's not overstretched skin? YOu won't get rid of that with any amount of exercise.

I'm very slim, my abs are quite toned, legs and arms etc, small waist. However, the bit under my belly button is all crinkly and a bit saggy and there is nowt I can do about it, short of surgery adn I ain't that desperate!

I'm just getting back into regular, high impact exercise now so I'll let you know if it makes a difference!

sarflondon Tue 20-Feb-07 21:07:26

Hi Jaynel they are hard to get the hang of but bicycle curls are really good. Ordinary sit ups take a long time to work. I run a lot but didn't lose my saggy tum until I started doing these a few times a week.

Mandymoo Tue 20-Feb-07 21:07:34

better start saving for a tummy tuck then hadnt i?!

fizzbuzz Tue 20-Feb-07 21:20:03

Can you describe a bicycle curl?

jaynel Wed 21-Feb-07 09:07:43

how do i do a bicycle curl? i am very slim everywhere execpt for my tum, i look about 3 months pregnant, it horrible, im going on holiday in may and dreading wearing a bikini

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