I asked if y'all wanted to see my "before" and "after" pictures for the Tone It Up Bikini Series and the vote was "yes". You brought this on yourselves! ;)
I submitted bikini pictures that really focused on my stomach because I still had some fluff and a lot of loose skin from my pregnancy. This is an area that some women feel hopeless about after they have had a baby. Do not despair, ladies! This area can be snatched! I still have some loose skin but not as much as before. Will I probably have some loose skin when I compete? Yup and I'm cool with that.
Something I found helpful:
Focus on your core throughout your training. I'm still repairing ab separation from my pregnancy with Harper so I don't do traditional ab exercises. They hurt like hell. I don't do crunches and sit-ups are just now becoming tolerable. When you're running (or whatever exercise you love) engage your core. Pull that belly button in! I find that I work my core the most on leg and back days. Get up! Engage your core and do 10 squats or lunges. Your abs will feel it.
Ass. Sorry! I can't help it! Y'all know that I've been working on building a booty. I started lifting heavier on leg days and focused more on my hamstrings. They make all of the difference. Trust me.
Something that I have learned in the last few weeks:
I really, really, really suck at taking selfies and I find it awkward for Mike to take my picture for challenges. Its weird. In my head it sounds like, "Hey Babe. I need you to take a picture of my butt for the internet again. Thanks!".
I'm off to look for a tripod and remote.