Monday, 20 June 2011

MoMenTum

I have recently been reading lots of posts by ladies taking part in something called MomenTum and it has got me thinking.  I have for over a year now been getting quite distressed about my muffin tops and my need to pull the waist band of whatever it is I am wearing up over my flabby belly to disguise it, and yet I never seem to be able to do anything about it.

I want to, I need to but I am not sure how.

I am by no means big but I have always been very active and been able to maintain a nice size 12 figure which was pretty toned (size 10 depending on which shop I went to). People who know me always dispute my claims at being a size 12 but I think that is because I have no chest so any weight I ever lose comes off there, and my top half is a definite size 10, so I think it can be misleading.

Pre-children I swam 3 times a week (50 plus lengths each session) and cycled/walked everywhere and I was a member of a gym and I loved keeping fit. In return I had a nice flat stomach, and was toned and felt good.

Since children especially number 2 and hitting 21 plus 16, I have a belly for the first time in my life which is really quite flabby, I have muffin tops, flabby thighs which now wobble, and a c section overhang from 2 sections and a hysterectomy and I want rid.

These ladies taking part in their joint weight loss/tone up have inspired me and if anyone of you out there who does take part happens to read this, then please, please let me know how to get involved.  I know I only have about half a stone to shift and my main aim is to revise my diet and get fitter but I need motivation and I would like to join in! Anyone know how to go about doing this?

Thanks in advance - I type that as I put the lid back on the Pringles - but I actually feel pretty good because I would normally be able to polish off a whole big tube of them and normally do but tonight I have managed to refrain and there is over half a pack left which for me is a miracle.  However, I would prefer for them still to be sat in the cupboard unopened and for my will power to return home after a long absence!

13 comments:

Liska said...

Hi
Got your comment. Feel free to add your post above to the linky.
Actually you won't still be up now so I will do it for you :-)
But you'll need to hop over to get the "code" to add to the bottom of your post as that is what makes it a blog hop.
Sorry I did not reply sooner but was at work today and my baby only went to sleep about an hour ago.
Liska xxx

Liska said...

consider yourself LINKED :-)
You are number 12 on the linky - come take a look.
And grab the code
xxx

Would Like To Be A Yummy Mummy said...

Welcome on board, we are all different shapes and sizes and have different amounts to lose but want to shape up for ourselves and our families. We all write the posts on Monday and chat via Twitter too. Sounds like you know what to do but just need the support..in that case you are in the right place. Looking forward to reading more x

Claire said...

A huge warm welcome! We are a friendly and supportive bunch all at different sizes and following different plans. We all have one thing in common though and that's a determination to do something to shift the mum tum. We all give each other motivation and support. There's always someone in the group you can relate to and Liska is a fab organiser. Good luck with your changes this week xx

Dianne x said...

Welcome to a lovely friendly group of women. It does not matter how little or great you need to feel good about yourself, we can all spur each other on. I have taken up swimming and am nearly at 50 lengths a session perhaps trying to swim once a week could be a start.

Well done with the pringles xx

Dianne x

Helen said...

Hello from me too. I used to go swimming nearly every day pre kids...I'm just so knackered to go after 8'o clock at night now....but come September when little one starts full days at pre-school I will be back....hopefully!
Good luck with the muffin tops!
x

Michelle Twin Mum said...

Ohh lovely to see you joining in.

Good luck getting that flat tum back.

Mich x

meetjosmith said...

Well done for putting the lid back on the pringles - not easy I know!

carole said...

Hello and a big warm welcome from me too!

These are a great bunch and we all give each other support and encouragement no matter how much or how little we have to lose.

Look forward to reading your posts

Have a great week :) x

The Rambling Pages said...

Hello and a big warm welcome from me too!

These are a great bunch and we all give each other support and encouragement no matter how much or how little we have to lose.

Look forward to reading your posts

Have a great week :) x

The Rambling Pages said...

Ohh lovely to see you joining in.

Good luck getting that flat tum back.

Mich x

The Rambling Pages said...

Hello from me too. I used to go swimming nearly every day pre kids...I'm just so knackered to go after 8'o clock at night now....but come September when little one starts full days at pre-school I will be back....hopefully!
Good luck with the muffin tops!
x

The Rambling Pages said...

Welcome on board, we are all different shapes and sizes and have different amounts to lose but want to shape up for ourselves and our families. We all write the posts on Monday and chat via Twitter too. Sounds like you know what to do but just need the support..in that case you are in the right place. Looking forward to reading more x