Update (January 12, 2009):
After doing the Fit Yummy Mummy workout for a couple of weeks, I noticed my clothes were looser! I could also see my arms getting more toned.
I also finally joined Club Fit Yummy Mummy, the online community of Fit Yummy Mummy ownders. Why did I wait so long? As a Christmas gift, Holly gave us access to the exercise videos, which she normally sells. I saw that I was actually doing some of the moves wrong. Mostly, I was doing them too fast.
From the forum, I also got answers to my workout questions, such as: what cardiovascular exercise can I do when it’s too cold outside for my usual walk? Thankfully, the answers did not involve buying a treadmill or any other new equipment.
Unfortunately, a series of illnesses made me stop exercising altogether over the holidays. Holly’s motivational Emails with tips on how to avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain – while still enjoying the parties – were a big help.
Now a case of chilblains has got me on my feet again and back to my Fit Yummy Mummy workouts. Man, this feels good! I cannot wait to look even better than before I got pregnant for the third time.
Most people who know me would be surprised that I am writing about how to lose pregnancy weight. After all, I’ve always been underweight – still am. But after having 3 babies and with my 40th birthday fast approaching, I find myself underweight and flabby. My arms jiggle, my abs are soft. My daughters tease me about it and I say, “That’s from having you!” But I know that I better build some muscle or else my metabolism will slow down, I WILL gain weight more easily than before, and worst of all, I will become more susceptible to weight gain-related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
I have been pushing away these thoughts from my mind because I wasn’t prepared to do what I knew was needed to reverse this downward trend that I’m on. Until I discovered the Fit Yummy Mummy program. I’m not new to exercising. In fact, before I got pregnant for the third time, I had been working out in a gym regularly. Plus, I own a dozen exercise DVDs.
But the Fit Yummy Mummy program is different:
- each workout lasts only 15 minutes, for a total of 90 minutes per week
- there are two types of workouts: weight training and cardio
- you can move your workouts around to suit your schedule, as long as you complete 45 minutes of weight training and 45 minutes of cardio every week
- the workouts are so varied that it would be hard to get bored
- I already have a 30-minute walk most days. With the interval training that the Fit Yummy Mummy teaches, I can cut my walk into half and yet get more fat-burning results
I began my 16-week program today. Other than the toddler trying to climb on my back as I did the plank, everything went smoothly, and my weight training workout was done before I knew it. So many other women are using the Fit Yummy Mummy to lose their pregnancy weight. Won’t you join us?
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