I've been working out for 3 weeks now. I take a break every three days. I also watch what I eat, lots of protein, vege and fruit. I try to create a calorie deficit of about 600 - 900 everyday. I run a 5K every time I workout. But I still have a stomach. I'm 31 now. I remember that when I was 24, running straight for a week would get rid of my stomach. This is really a little frustrating.
Our bodies change as we get older and I definitely think the pooch is one of those changes. No matter how slim you are, I think if you're above 30 it's close to impossible to have a perfectly a flat stomach. I am 34 and the same weight as when I was 24, but yeah, my body looks different.
So go easy on yourself. There are far worse fates! And I bet it has absolutely zero effect on how attractive you are.
I am in my 50's and have an extended belly. I look 5 months pregnant. I've tried everything but my belly won't go down. It DOES make me feel unattractive and embarassed..This has happened within the last year..It is very frustrating and sad for me so I relate. :(
I am sure it is so frustrating...
But be encouraged! Even if you aren't seeing immediate results, or they aren't coming in the time table that you think they should, the truth of the matter is this:
You are changing.
You are making lifestyle changes.
And you will get there!
We all want to lose that tummy :) You aren't alone my friend!
Keep going! Keep fighting! You can and will make it!
I'm trying enzymes and probiotics..I've had to change my entire wardrobe..Thanks for the support but I might just have to accept this is how it's going to be. Thanks again my friend.
Thanks for the support guys.
Hannah, I think you are right. I've lost 2.5lbs since I started working out and I'm pretty small to begin with. I do feel more energized and better about myself. Just the fact that I can run a 5k without stopping makes me feel really good. But I really really want to tummy to go. =)
Missrandi, if you are trying enzymes and probiotics, it sounds like you think it's a bloating (gas/constipation) issue, not a fat deposits issue.
If it's bloating, then yes there are many things you can do to help it. Fat is a whole different beast esp as our bodies change over time.
What does your diet look like - what is a typical day? Are you able to pin down the foods that make it worse? Everyone is different as to what causes them gas. Do you feel gas discomfort? Are you constipated or going regularly?
I do use a fiber laxative to not be constipated gieven to me by my Doctor.The minute i eat anything the bloating occura. by the nighttimme it looks like a basketball is my belly. i've had tons of tests but no answers..it is very depressing. thank you so much!