Monday, May 18, 2009

crunches, crunches, I did crunches

I did! I did crunches today and two days last week. Nothing like the shred woowoomama is doing, but at least I'm going something. Either before or after one of my pumping sessions, while my office door is closed and the door blind down, I roll out my green exercise mat on the floor and do crunches and pelvic tilts. Seems like I should be doing something else to decrease the slooge in my mid-section, but that's all I've come up with. Anyone have other exercise ideas - I mean simple ones - talking 5 minutes on my office floor type of exercises.... I still have a significant diastasis 8.5 months later, so I obviously need to do something. I've bounced back pretty well weight-wise after baby #2, but not so well belly-wise. Sigh. Oh well. At least the belly can be slooged around so I can fit into prepregnancy pants now. Yesterday I was thinking that it's time to hunt out my old jeans, not the "I'm feeling plump" ones, but the real ones. But maybe I'll wait a few more weeks just in case they still don't fit. And maybe the "plump" ones were just feeling baggy since they have been worn several times since the last washing (read "more than several but I'm embarassed to say I don't know when they were last washed"). I hate putting on jeans just after washing - makes me feel like I've gained 5 lbs. Oh, and last week I squeezed into a pair of pants that my college roomate gave me about 10 years ago. That made me feel good.

Well, all that talk made me hungry. Off to find something to munch.


  1. You were always the ripped one in college so I feel weird giving ab advice, but here's my ab exercises:

    Yoga move: The Plank - Get in push-up position with hands directly underneath shoulders. You can start on your knees at first and then work up to putting your legs into a fully outstretched position. Stay there for a while, feel the burn. Then alternate placing one knee on the floor, lifting it back to full Plank, then place the other knee on the floor.

    Standing twists - go slow and you won't hurt your back. Stand feet shoulder width apart. Hold an object that's heavy (a weight, a weight ball, a book, whatever) and pretend like there is someone behind you that you are passing the object to. Keep your feet firmly placed and twist to the right pretending like you are passing the object, then twist to the left, again pretending like you are passing/taking the object. This works best when you are back to back with a real person and you are ACTUALLY passing the object to each other.

    All the other ab stuff I know I think you probably already do.

  2. Thanks for the tips BabaYaga! I did some more reading yesterday too, and it sounds like I need to work on the transverse muscles - got a list of exercises to try. Hopefully soon I won't look like I'm 4 months pregnant. :)

    Oh, and thanks for the pants you gave me years and years ago. ;)

  3. I would recommend planks for sure! Those are a perfect total stomach workout!

  4. You're welcome. Don't dwell too much on the bod. You're a hottie no matter what. Wandering Dad would agree. :)

  5. Don't worry, I'm not dwelling on it too much. :) Just thinking that maybe I should at least make a little effort!