Wednesday, September 10, 2008

So I don't fall for the bodywrap infomercial

I made it to Mom & Baby yoga again on Monday and it was great. The girls both slept like, well like babies and I was able to get in an actual workout, complete with abs (I use that term loosely) and glutes. At one point we were in boat pose and the instructor told us to roll on our backs and then up into the standing position.

I proceeded to roll on my back, and then in my very ungraceful like, turtle on its back fashion, got stuck there on my back when I didn't have the strength to sit up, let alone stand. I just had to laugh. I knew that my core strength was pretty bad after the c-section, but I didn't realize that it was that bad. Geez.

So the baby weight is gone, but nothing went back where it belonged and I've been left with pooches and bulges that are getting in my way! My old clothes don't fit, but I can't keep wearing yoga pants, PJ bottoms, and maternity clothes forever either. Any good brands that I won't look like I'm wearing my grandma's clothes, but will start to feel somewhat normal? I need things that "float" away from the tummy and hide a multitude of sins. Oh, and yeah, don't cost a lot. Remember, I'm working from home these days and my boss is way behind on payroll.


Monogram Momma said...

2 words: Lands End

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Stay away from the low raise bottoms...they only make things look worse.

Good for you about Mommy & Baby Yoga! My girls love it too!

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

Hello? You need MAGIC PANTS! Check my blog for the link!

holly said...

i'm not fitting into my regular clothes, either. i've discovered a brand—it's still maternity but it's wonderful—called japanese weekend. it is expensive, but you only need the black jersey wrap shirt. it can be dressed up, dressed down and looks different every time you wear it—i'm going on about 3x per week!

i'll be checking back here to see what people suggest!!

Ladybug's Picnic said...

I'd have to say the magic pants from Target for hanging out/grocery store/casual for sure. I recently bought 4 pairs of jeans from Old Navy during the $12 sale for when yoga pants won't cut it. Not in the size I want to be, but in the size that fits! I actually really like the Old Navy jeans and I think they run big - and they're fairly forgiving (and CHEAP!)

Good luck, I feel your pain.

Heather said...

Have you tried J-Jill?