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FabBakerGirlIsSURVIVED Thu 01-Oct-09 08:48:56

I just saw you recommending a Davina DVD on another thread but it was really long so thought I would start another.

In an ideal world I would like to lose 2 1/2 stone. My weight is left over from having my 4 year old.

I wouldn't say I was fit at all tbh and I have asthma so need to get better.

I have separated stomach muscles from having my 4 year old and a little nervous about making them worse.

Part of the problem is not eating a proper breakfast if at all.

I tried the girl from Steps DVD and managed it for a bit but real life got in the way and I wasn't getting anything done in the house by the time I had done the DVD and then showered and changed. I also had problem following which way to go. I think someone doing the exercises with their back to you would help.

Would you be so kind as to recommend something for me please.


mathanxiety Thu 01-Oct-09 18:21:32

I think that breakfast eating might help. Go for some protein and carbs in the morning. I still have separated muscles after a few biggish babies. I tried Pilates once and it was agony. I am completely unable to do a situp, but I can do leg lifts (within reason). Tbh, walking helped a lot more than anything more strenuous. Your idea about showing the DVDs from the back is brilliant smile

FabBakerGirlIsSURVIVED Thu 01-Oct-09 18:38:17

Thanks for your reply.

I do need to do something about my double muffin belly. But I am annoyed at myself for being so vain to care. My body has produced 3 amazing kids, I shouldn't care what I look like.

Need to learn what carbs and protein are and find some bread type stuff I can eat that doesn't send me to the bathroom.

mathanxiety Thu 01-Oct-09 18:52:48

I have an egg and toast, or cheese sandwich for breakfast. Keeps me going til lunch. I know what you mean about wondering why I care. I got dispirited shopping and having a very hard time finding jeans that fit, so decided to see what I could do short of making my own clothes. I hate running and have an ankle that hurts if I ever try, so walking worked. I found it relaxing and I could combine it with errands.

FabBakerGirlIsSURVIVED Thu 01-Oct-09 18:55:27

It would be easier if I could eat bread.

mathanxiety Thu 01-Oct-09 19:00:41

Oh, that's a bit of a problem all right. Is it just wheat or any other grains that affect you? (sorry if that's too much detail)

FabBakerGirlIsSURVIVED Thu 01-Oct-09 19:02:15

I can't eat bread or crumpets but seem fine with pasta.

mathanxiety Thu 01-Oct-09 19:09:51

One of my DCs' favourite breakfasts is leftover macaroni and cheese warmed in the microwave. I've also enjoyed dinner leftovers in my day. The only thing I have to re-cook in some way is mashed potato.

FabBakerGirlIsSURVIVED Thu 01-Oct-09 19:16:46

I love macaroni cheese.

I tried the tinned stuff once.


mathanxiety Thu 01-Oct-09 19:30:50

I make it myself. Those tins are not too palatable, and now the DCs are spoiled. The DCs like it extra extra cheesey. It always looks like such a huge quantity when I make it, but they dig their way right through it. Sometimes I think I need a trough.

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