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    ♥ms.pacman♥ is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Default getting rid of that tummy pooch!!

    i've posted here many times with the seemingly never-ending struggle to get rid of the "mummy tummy". my youngest is 6years old, and even though i was eventually able to lose the 30 lbs of baby weight a few years ago i still struggled with the tummy bulge, fitting into pants w/o muffin top, etc. past several years i have exercised regularly by running (5k/10k's, half-marathons), zumba, hot yoga, but nothing ever seemed to make a difference re: my tummy..was very frustrating.

    i finally figured out that instead of just doing cardio , i really needed to do targeted muscle toning exercises, to strengthen the abs muscle so it's not like everything is hanging out. i started doing Pure Barre in June and got quickly addicted to it. then at work we started doing a 90day challenge, doing 25 minutes of HIIT-like workouts. i got the videos to do at home so it is super convenient.

    Also, re: eating, i still don't count calories but i found that NOT SNACKING at night helped tremendously!! made me less bloated in general. it was super hard at first but then got used to it. i think what makes it hard as moms is that we can't save eating treats for after kids are in bed. i have to it eat it in front of them, which means there has to be enough for them to have whatever i'm having. which i guess is good bc it makes me/us eat less sweets...lol

    after a few weeks I a started feeling a difference, not just in my abs but in my arms. then, pants started fitting better finally. i took a photo over the weekend (after completing 40th Barre class) and compared it to same from 10 weeks earlier. i've only lost like 2 lbs since, but i can really see a difference, i think! this is from doing PUre Barre 4-5x a week, and maybe T25 workouts at home (half hour) 2-3 x a week.

    anyway just figured i'd share in case it helps anyone. i'm 1 year away from 40 and the struggle is real! lol
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    Good job! And congrats! Thanks for sharing & being an inspiration plus giving me some hope! Katherine

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    petesgirl is online now Sapphire level (2000+ posts)
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    Wow! That's awesome! I need to get motivated to do something about my baby fat...
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    jgenie is online now Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Wow - you look great!! If you do the first week free promo can you still do the unlimited month for $99?
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    ♥ms.pacman♥ is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgenie View Post
    Wow - you look great!! If you do the first week free promo can you still do the unlimited month for $99?
    thanks! and yes, i did exactly this! i did the first week free, then i did the unlimited month for $99. i think i managed to squeeze in 24 classes in that 5 week period!

    Also, not sure if all Pure Barre studios are the same, but at mine i found out that if you manage to go at least 12 times in the your first unlimited month, you can get a SECOND unlimited month for another $99! So i did that..almost done with that one now.

    Anyway I think may have to go and get a 12month unlimited membership now.

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    Great job!

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    Ooo, nice!!! Congratulations!

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    Amazing! I am definitely going to follow up with some questions! Keep doing what you're doing because it does get harder post 40...

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    Quote Originally Posted by [emoji813
    ms.pacman;4264058]thanks! and yes, i did exactly this! i did the first week free, then i did the unlimited month for $99. i think i managed to squeeze in 24 classes in that 5 week period!

    Also, not sure if all Pure Barre studios are the same, but at mine i found out that if you manage to go at least 12 times in the your first unlimited month, you can get a SECOND unlimited month for another $99! So i did that..almost done with that one now.

    Anyway I think may have to go and get a 12month unlimited membership now.
    Mine does not do that as far as I know. I think pure barre is amazing. Because of summer stuff I haven't been in a month and before then I was only going 2x a week. My body feels the difference. Starting next week, I am hoping to get back to 3 or 4x a week.


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    Awesome job and you look great. Good discipline too, I'm inspired.


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