How to Lose the Post Baby Belly

Michelle —  August 24, 2012 — 1 Comment

One month ago today I set myself a goal to lose weight, reduce my waist measurement and improve my posture. My goals in detail are:

Weight: 62kg (137lb)

Waist: 28″

Thighs: 20.5″

Below Bust: 30″

Arms: 10″

One month ago on 24th July my weight was 66.5kg (146.6lb) and my measurements were:

Waist: 30″

Belly: 34″

Thighs: 21″

Hips: 37″

Bust: 36″

Below Bust: 30.5″

Arms: 11″

One month later I have not quite achieved all my goals. I still have 1.4kg (3.1lb) to lose and want to take 1″ off my waist.  From a positive point of view I have lost 3.1Kg (3.1lb) in a month which I am very happy about. I have also taken 1″ off my waist, 1″ off my belly, 1″ off each thigh, 0.5″ off my hips, 0.5″ off from below my bust and 0.5″ off each arm. My posture is so much better. I feel taller! Here is my progress in detail:

Weight: 63.4kg (139.8lb)

Waist: 29″

Belly: 33″

Thighs: 20″

Hips: 36.5″

Bust: 36″

Below Bust: 30″

Arms: 10.5″

Post Baby Belly

The exercises I have been doing three times a week have made a massive difference to my belly. In the before photo you can see that due to weak core muscles my belly protrudes. I am not sticking it out in this photo, as you can see my back is flat. By strengthening my core muscles my belly is so much flatter. Go to my post ‘Michelle’s Mission to Look 19 Again’ for a breakdown on this workout. The only direct abdominal exercise I do is plank.  The workout takes 20 minutes to complete and I only do it three times a week.

Before

Taken this morning

What Next?

I still want to lose 1.4kg (3.1lb), take 1″ off my waist and 0.5″ off each arm so I am going to continue with intermittent fasting and eat low carb food during the feeding windows. I can’t do my full workout for 10 days due to having a mole removed from my back yesterday. In two weeks time we are traveling to France, Malaysia and New Zealand and the kettle bell can’t come with me. I need a workout I can do while I travel. Anyone got any suggestions?

 

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One response to How to Lose the Post Baby Belly

  1. Amazing Michelle! You have incredible determination, and have achieved so much… wow “)

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