(Closed) Getting back to pre-pregnancy weight

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I have no experience with this, but Mrs. Dumpling just recently mentioned this on her blog too, so you definitely aren’t alone!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have no experience, but that really scares me.  I don’t think it would be worth going through if it wasn’t for a baby 🙂  Maybe you just feel like you look larger ?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Well, it took about a year to get my hips back to size, so thats one thing that might still shrink. My ribs too, it seems. My stomach it took doing a lot of yoga, running  and incline sit ups to get back nice and flat, and I still have my “craving” pooch. (I call it that because if I stopped eating all the crap/chocolate/starbursts etc I eat it wouldn’t be there.)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh yea! So glad I have this to look forward to. I think that after baby I’m going to try to go for better fitness rather than pre-pregnancy weight.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

With my last baby (I have 4, my last is 19 mos. old) I gained 15 lbs. during my pregnancy.  I went home in my pre-pregnancy jeans!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I worked out before my pregnancy and during my pregnancy and that helped.  Breastfeeding helped, too! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ugh I’m so frustrated with my after-baby body. (i have had two children) I’m 25, and I’m 5ft 5inches, I weigh 115lbs and my waist is a 26. Looks good on paper, but I have the weirdest stomach. It’s jiggly, but it’s not loose skin. I eat amazingly healthy, never eat fast food, never eat at restaurants, I cook super healthy food at home. I don’t know why my stomach is the way it is and I feel like I’ve done alot to try and change it but it’s not working! So frustrating!!!! I weigh the same as I did in highschool, but my body definetly doesn’t look the same!!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Crunches, crunches, crunches and lots of ab work!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Mrs. DG: you go girl! No stretch marks?? You should feel like a goddess! I’m sure your body is kick ass, even if it isn’t quite what it was before.

My older sister is pregnant right now and due within the next five weeks. She hasn’t gained a lot of weight, about 12 lbs so far, but she is worried how her stomach will fair afterwards. She doesn’t have any stretchmarks yet either, and when I read that you didn’t have any she was like “THERE IS HOPE!” lol. So anyway, thanks for making her day!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@Mrs. DG: Toning was actually pretty easy for me! I did it in a month. I give all my credit to my shoes though(Vibram Five Fingers!), no joke. I walked/ellipticalled 20 minutes, ran a mile or 10 minutes on a treadmill, then did about 15 incline sit-ups 3 days a week, (after about 2 weeks I started adding more sit-ups and adding a medicine ball to the sit ups). No crunches, that just works out your upper abs which usually isn’t a trouble area after a baby. I also did Wii-Fit Yoga Core exercises at least 3 days a week for 30 minutes.

ETA it’s not like, crazy Yoga master toned, but its acceptably toned for me LOL. The main belly pooch is gone, I had 2 15 months apart so it was a little tough on my body.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I should really start working out more, but I don’t even know where to start. I have quite a few pilates and yoga dvd’s and I have a Wii fit, but since I had my second child it’s like I don’t have time anymore!

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