- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
This is awkward to write about, LOL, but I am in good shape (defined arms and legs) but my middle section (belly) has always been a tough spot for me to tighten up. I’ve never had a flat stomach! Not even when I was younger! Sometimes I’m paranoid that people look at me and wonder if I’m preggo because of this crazy (but cute, I say!) buddha belly that I have compared to defined legs and arms. I’ve come to terms with it and love my body, but the dress style I bought is not forgiving (AT ALL) and you can really see curves. Plus, I want to rock a bikini on our honeymoon. So, I ask you, bees: What recommendations do you all have for achieving a smaller tummy?
A little background about my lifestyle: I follow a low carb diet for the most part; lots of meat (protein), veggies, fruits, nuts, occasional legumes, very light cheese here and there and occasional fiber whole wheat treats. I definitely sneak in some sugar (they put a M&M machine in my apartment lobby – not fair!!) and realize I should cut back there. No soda. I also consume a lot of greek yogurt. (BTW I have friends that swear by no-dairy, is this true for any of you out there?) Overall, I follow a healthy diet but need to watch portion control and snacking (ugh… I love snacking). I work out 4-5 times a week, mostly my barre class which is helping to firm up muscles and I realize I should step up the cardio. OH, I’m an avid lover of the vino so I’m cutting back there as well (sad face).
Looking for fitness and nutrition advice that worked for you, especially if you saw results by a reduced stomach / belly.