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Back at work in two weeks and trousers slightly too tight - anyone wnt to measure inches with me??

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boundarybabe Thu 22-Oct-09 10:48:23

Am back to pre-pregnancy weight - but was overweight beforehand so still some pounds to shed. I haven't had to diet really and I've been exercising sporadically.

I still have a great wobbly jelly belly littered with strechmarks (mmmmm). I've got two new exercises DVDs (10 minute solution) both which concentrate on the tummy/waist. I've measured today and my waist is 34in and my hips are 38in shock. I'm going to do at least one 10 min workout everyday. Anyone want to do similar and compare inches in a week's time?

smileyboy Fri 23-Oct-09 13:29:47

yeah I'm up for it! I haven't even got pregnancy to blame it on as my ds is 2 years old now but I lost all my baby weight straight away and then slowly over the past 2 years have just become addicted to snacking (bored stay at home mummy who is used to working!!!) I eat all his left overs and do very little excercise so I need to really work on all of that.

I have just started healthy eating and started another thread on that which I have had lots of helpful comments on so hopefully I am on the right track.

I am trying to up the amount I move in general and doing a lot more walking. Also started doing 20 minutes aerobics or muscle toning excercises every evening (only started 2 nights ago!).

I currently have a waist of 32 inches and hips of a staggering 42 inches!!! I am so out of proportion and my bum and legs are in horrid shape. You sound a lot more in proportion!!

boundarybabe Fri 23-Oct-09 18:18:58

That's only because the jelly belly encompasses the entire abdomen.....

Did 10 mins of aerobics focussing on abs today and then went for a hour's walk. Got drenched though!!

smileyboy Mon 26-Oct-09 12:14:14

Oh well done you though! I went for a walk yesterday evening, it was cold but dry thankfully!

I am less concerned with jelly belly and more concerned with cottage cheese lardy legs (yuck!). I really want to get my bike out the garage and do something about them. My hips and bum are enormous. Know any excercises to help tone it all up a bit?

I have been doing a bit of (light) weight training for my arms,which aren't too bad suprisingly, and it has toned them up really well. Been doing 50-100 sit ups a night to tone up tummy which seems to be working fairly well too. The real FAT areas are my legs and bum and I just don't know how to even begin to make it shrink!

boundarybabe Wed 04-Nov-09 09:03:32

Hi Smileyboy are you still there?

I managed to lose a few pounds last week - although my scales are rubbish so it could be anywhere between two and six depending on what surface they're stood on! hmm

I've lost an inch off my waist but my hip/mummy tummy measurement is the same! Yesterday was my first day back at work so I indulged in a curry in the evening (after the 'welcome back' cakes at work I figured I may as well spoil the diet properly!), but back on the diet today.

I'm not expert but for legs and bums I think squats are the way to go.... I think I always used to do them wrong, the secret is to sit on an invisible chair rather than to bend your kness and lean forward which is where most people go wrong. How about this: squat down, suck in tummy and twist from side to side whilst keeping hips still. That should work legs, bum and tum??

LB29 Thu 05-Nov-09 11:59:23

Hi, Am I ok to join in?

I'm completely of proportion as well my waist is 32" and my hips are 42"!
I don't have scales any more, I had issues with an ED in the passed so I definitely won't be buying any or dieting. I'm hoping more to tone up rather than concentrate on slimming.

50-100 situps lol I don't think I could manage 20 lol. Does either of you have wii fit? Just wondering if that would be a good investment as I really don't have time for any classes.

x

boundarybabe Fri 06-Nov-09 13:47:00

LB I don't have a wii fit unfortunately.

I did read something interesting the other day though - apparently you don't need to do hundreds of reps of an exercise, 36 is enough - if you can do more than that you either aren't doing it right or you need to add more resistance. So if you want to do crunches (not sit-ups - they are back for back/hips), start with 6 and try and work up over time to 6 sets.

Also, I'm sure you've heard this before but muscle weighs more than fat so if you are looking to tone up scales are useless anyway! Much better to concentrate on inches, after all the size is what we care about anyway when it comes to clothes shopping! Well done for working through the ED by the way. I've had friends with similar issues in the past and it takes a lot of strength to get through something like that.

I've not done my DVD for a couple of days but walked to work and back yesterday (about 45 mins each way) and walked to town today - about an hour and 15. Off to do some tummy toning now..... ho hum.

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