Tummy Flap!!

Allia - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I'm 14 and soon to be 15 .. during my pregnancy i gained 69 lbs , my pre-pregnancy weight was 126. I've only lost about 20 lbs since ive had the baby, & I also have a tummy flap .. Im very uncomfortable with how much i weigh. Im am way to over weight for a 14 year old.. The flap really bothers me also, even though i know its the marking of having a baby, but it still bothers me. Does any body have any tips on how to lose the flap &the weight, i need help??

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Brooke - posted on 01/21/2009

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cut out any sugar that's not naturally in food from your diet. make sure you're breads are whole grain. don't eat within a couple of hours of bedtime and fit in extra activity wherever you can. stay away from high fat foods too. eat a lot of lean protein and produce. drink lots of water and get as much rest as possible. as far as the tummy...eating healthy is a MUST! do abdominal stuff (u can look move up on-line). you have to do cardio excercise if you want to burn the fat around your tummy and this should help the flap shrink. for a quick fix, get a pair of spanx or, if they are too pricey, a pair of control top panty hose and cut the legs off. this is what i did after i had my baby. i wore them a lot just with my jeans. they help you feel like you look better in your clothes until the weight comes off. keep pushing. it took me a long time to lose my last 10 or 15 pounds...it will come off, but you have to be commited to healthy eating and as much exercise as you can fit in. good luck! let me know how it goes!

also....your baby is beautiful!

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I understand how much weight can bother you hopefully you and baby are doing good. I would like anyone and everyone to check out my site for the teen challenge with skinny fiber all proceeds go towards stopping bullying! http://countrygirl.sbcteenchallenge.com it is an all natural product that works and has lots of benefits and can make a huge difference. I also have a support group on facebook that I just started for weight loss tips and healthy living ideas.www.facebook.com/groups/467352680019132 I wish you the best of luck I have been the bigger girl all my life! I was 180-190 through out highschool and was picked on all the time so I can really understand the weight issue.

Angeline - posted on 01/30/2009

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Good luck with your Turbo Jam. I have used it before and after baby and it is AWESOME!!!! I gained 45 pounds while pregant and went from a size 2 to a size 14. Turbo Jam got me back to size 2 (along with very strict healthy eating) in 3 months! Good luck. The better you feel about yourself, the better a mother you can be to your precious baby!

Taryn - posted on 01/23/2009

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Great job on getting going with Turbo Jams!  Like Brittany said, you'll love the energy and the results!  I'd love to hear your progress too!  If you'd like, join my fitness thread on the Team Beachbody community:



http://forums.teambeachbody.com/groupee/...



Here we all keep one another accountable, motivated and share great stories of success.  I also try and post good tips on health, nutrition and just general tales. 



Best of luck and keep us posted!

Brittany - posted on 01/23/2009

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Hooray!!! I am soooo excited for you! You will love it! It is so high energy, it's like a kickboxing,dance party! Stick with it and I know you will be happy with what you see. If you want to ever talk about how you like it, how your feeling, whatever, my email in matthewsgirl_88@yahoo.com

Allia - posted on 01/23/2009

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I had a natural birth. Im ging to try the turbo jam my mom just ordered it for me plus she ordered the eliptic or however you spell it lol. Ive also started to ear more heathlier so i hope i can lose the weight! & thank all you guys so much for your help !! i really appreciate it :)

Jeri - posted on 01/23/2009

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if you had a c-section do not do traditional crunches it will just push you belly out more.  a while after i was cleared to exercise i did some crunches before bed one night and the next morning i woke up looking 5 months pregnant! i couldnt see my feet and it took about 2 weeks to go back down.  do any other kind of core exercises and lots of cardio.  when you take you baby for walks stand up straight and squeeze your abs inward and focus on deep breathing.  dont suck in your belly so much as actually tense the muscles.  does that make sense?



if i had the money i would definately do the turbo jam...really anything with a personal trainer!  good luck and have fun!

Brittany - posted on 01/22/2009

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Turbo Jam has worked the best for me. But if that isn't an option right now, I would use the Goddess Life workouts or The Rania Bellydance for weightloss. Those were awesome, but all in all Turbo Jam is the best I have ever seen. I have lost 3 inches on my stomach in just 5 days! It is awesome, but these other dvds will work really well until you can buy Turbo Jam. I still use my dance dvds on the weekend. It took 5-6 days for Turbo Jam to get to me and the other ones took about the same.

Taryn - posted on 01/22/2009

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Hi there Allia.  Brittany has great suggestions and one that I'd like to 2nd as well.  She mentioned being a fan of Turbo Jams.  A home video program is a GREAT way to lose the excess baby weight and tone up.  Since you are so young, your body will response very quickly.  I'm a fitness and nutrition consultant for Team Beachbody, of which Beachbody, is the creator of Turbo Jams and TONS of other great home programs.  The key is finding something that will give you a total body workout.  If you just work on one area, or just do cardio, you aren't strengthening your muscles, of which burns most of the fat! 



Let me know if you'd like me to help you out.  You can see all the great DVD's at www.choose2befit.com.  Plus, by working out each day, you can join our community as a FREE memeber and enter to win up to  $1000 a day, by pushing play.  Not a bad incentive! :) 



Happy to help you further.  Just let me know.  Drop me an email here. 



Best of luck,



Taryn

Brittany - posted on 01/22/2009

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thanks :) it's 6 dvds, free online physical trainer, cook book, a lose 10lbs or 10 inches in 10 days book (which works, believe me) a workout guide and these AWESOME gloves that you wear while working out. The $90 includes tax and shipping so all in all in really isn't that bad. After 2 days of using them you could start to see the muscles in my arms! but if you don't want that then here are some others that I recommend.





you can get these three at www.naturaljourneys.com

yoga practice Vinyasa Flow with Rainbeau Mars

Discover Bellydance with Neena and Veena

Any of the Bellydance fitness for weightloss with Rania



and the rest of these at www.amazon.com

Goddess Workout (by goddess life, it's bellydance) with Dolphina

The Bollywood Dance Workout with Hemalayaa

Brazilian Dance workout with Vanessa Isaac

Cardio Bellydance workout with Melissa



yeah, I know. I am a BIG dance freak. It was a huge part of my life. But if you can't find those on amazon.com try collagevideo.com (not collegevideo...that's a porno site..found that one out by mistake) collagevideo.com has a TON of workout dvds for really good prices. Let me know if you have any questions!

Allia - posted on 01/22/2009

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Well congrats on losing more weight &some of the flap :) .. Is the turbo jam just a dvd or is it other stuff also .. &yes that would be great if i could have some of the names of the dvds :) thanks.

Brittany - posted on 01/22/2009

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Hey! I was 19 when I got pregnant and was barely 20 when I had my beautiful baby girl. I was pretty fit before I had my baby girl, so I totally understand how you feel. I only gained 30 lbs, but my body looks like crap! I lost 15lbs right after giving birth but the rest stuck. I too have the tummy flap (joy). But there is good news!! You can change all of it! I have already started losing that flap and weight. I am doing Turbo Jam Max. Results. I don't know if you have the money to purchase it ($90) but if you do I highly recommend it. If you don't there are many other cheaper DVD's you can buy. Find one that really taps into your interest so it's more fun to you. I love kickboxing and dance. So that is what I buy. I was a bellydancer before having Emma and I have alot of those dvds now so I can keep up my skills. You might want to try one of those. Bellydancing is amazing for your stomach and it makes you feel like you've got your sexy back. :) It also helps you shed pounds like crazy without it being high impact. Let me know if you want any names of the dvds, I can give them to you. Hope everything goes well!

Allia - posted on 01/21/2009

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Ya being commited to eating heathly is hard, but i have to if i wanna lose the weight. LOL the panty hose idea sounds really good im gunna have to try it. &thanks for all the other tips i hope they help ! :) thanks!

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