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#1 of 4 Old 02-21-2012, 06:48 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I had two births and my youngest is 15 months.  I am almost at what I consider to be my "normal weight" and I feel very healthy.  But I have what feels like a "kangaroo pouch" in my stomach.  It isn't large.  But it is there.  Any ideas on how best to tone my belly?  Sit-ups always strain my neck....so I'm looking for an alternative.

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My tummy is super stretchy, probably because I am so thin and had two big babies. I do a couple of different exercises that are finally starting to work for me. I mix them up. 

 

I do these: http://tanjadjelevic.com/blog/2012/01/10/reluctantly-healthy-with-judy-greer-3/

 

and these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AimPOSXe7n4

 

My tummy is actually getting tighter as I do these every day. 

 

 

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I took a class on the Tupler Technique and it really does work.  You have to splint your tummy in with a streachy wrap and do exercises every day, but it works.  I've already lost 4" off my waist, which is quite a bit for me since I'm a pretty petite woman.

 

Check on-line and see if there is a class near you.  I think it was worth every penny.


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I'm pregnant with my fourth have that kangaroo pouch...I can't suspect it will get any better with this one, lol.  I'll definitely be looking for a Tupler class.  I've already bought her book but was unsure about how to use the splint and do the exercises.  I think I should have bought the DVD instead.


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