Time for my check in. I lost 2.2 pounds this week and 2 inches which included 1/2 inch off my waist and 1/4 inch off my hips.
I'm one tenth of a pound away from my first weight goal. I'm going to try on pants in a smaller size while I'm out shopping today as a reward and maybe buy a pair. My mom sent me her jeans after she shrank out of them so I've been wearing my mom's mom jeans and I'm ready for something more my style.
I've been using the Tuppler Technique to shrink my tummy so I thought I'd share a little more about what it is and how to do it. Most women, after having a baby will have a diastasis, which is a separation of the ab muscles. When the muscles separate you end up with a more rounded and sometimes pregnant looking tummy. You can use Julie's exercises to bring the muscles back together and shrink your tummy. The exercises will also strengthen your back and help with back pain. It is important not to do any crunches and to hold your abs in tight when you use them so you don't make the separation worse.
I've been doing my exercises in front of the bathroom mirror with my hands on my tummy. I think it is making more of a mind body connection when I watch my abs work as I do the exercises. I've found it to be easier to isolate the proper muscles while I'm standing and rarely do the exercises while sitting. My tummy has flattened out much faster than the last time I tried the exercises. I don't wear a splint either. Here is an article(scroll down to getting your belly back to flat) which explains how to do the exercises.
And here is my exercise report:
F-7000 steps, weights
S-5400 steps(rest day)
M-9000 steps, intervals
T-10,000 steps, weights
W-9000 steps(mini rest)
T-8500 steps(mini rest)
I need a new pedometer as it's skipping almost half of my steps. If I run it's accurate but not when I walk. I guess I'm not a bouncy enough walker? I don't know. I've been wearing it on my belt and I've tried several different spots but can't get it to work right.
Here's a mini before and after. The second pic was taken last week after two week's worth of work. It's at a slightly different angle but I think my tummy looks smaller. My posture was better!
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