more than the abs

by anna

After having 4 full term pregnancies and several mid term miscarriages, I had lower stomach fat. It wasn't until I started exercising the entire body and losing weight all over that the lower stomach finally went away.

However, it is still the first area where I gain weight so it is and forever will be a problem for me. It is a matter of how important it is to you to have a flat stomach that will determine how much effort you put into it. For me it will be a continous effort for the rest of my life.

I am 57 years old and I exercise 4-5 days every week, alternating cardio with weights and yoga. I walk 3 miles 3 times a week and ride my bike a few miles (weather permitting) a couple days a week. Sometimes I put on my IPod and dance away in my house for at least an hour. Losing weight in the lower abs has gotten increasingly difficult to manage as I am aging.

I take Vitamin C, a multivitamin/mineral, Vitamin D, fish oil, drink plenty of water, eat 4-5 veggies per day (raw or juiced) as well as skinless grilled chicken, fish once a week, nuts and seeds, one half avocado just about every day and plenty of fresh fruit.

Yes, I do get my share of calcium. I am still about 10-12 lbs from what I weighed in high school. My cholesterol is 175, LDL is 117, triglycerides 65. My blood pressure has always been normal or a little low all my life until this past year. My physician wants me to lose these last 10-12 lbs before she decides if meds are warranted. I wear a size 6 and I feel good about that. Yes, it is a never ending process if you want to maintain a good physical appearance. Now if I could only lower that blood pressure :)

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Feb 11, 2021

by: Gina

That's wonderful, Anna! I am so pleased to hear about the health program you have created for yourself. Best wishes in your continued health and fitness goals!

Gina Paulhus

Jun 08, 2010
by: Anonymous

Thanks for an inspiring note. I seem to have trouble just losing the lower belly now, so I will use your tips. Have you looked into homeopathy to control blood pressure? Flax seeds realyl help as well. Good luck and keep moving!

Jun 04, 2010
by: Anonymous

wow im surprised look at ur age and ure so active very good. im 29 and cant lose the 20 pounds gained after my second baby. Just have to get started on this exercise routine i know i can do it and ure my inspiration.

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