Yes the typo in the headline was intentional. I am impatiently waiting for the last 5 or so kg of my pregnancy weight to magically disappear, but starting to think that I may have to help it along!
I have been trying to be as active as possible, walking with Aiden (in the sling OR in the stroller) at least once a day, for at least 45 minutes. But if you are living in Japan now, you will be well aware that the rainy season is upon us, and although I have a rain cover for the stroller, I don`t fancy getting wet myself.
It is hard to control what I eat because my MIL cooks for us (so lucky right?), but I have been limiting the number of snacks I eat (and when I do snack, it is something pretty Japanesey like manjyu or sembe, and the occasional icecream!).
So, yesterday when Aiden and I were out in Shinsaibashi (buying a funny little hat and bib for his omiyamairi next week - more info on that later) I came across this book and DVD which I had previously seen on TV.
Can you believe this woman (Hiromi Kashiki - check her Japanese blog here) is 48 years old?
The book (and DVD) is entitled Curvy Dance カーヴィーダンス, and appealed to me because I hate traditional aerobics (all that bouncing up and down just doesn`t do it for me, and my room is on the 2nd floor, so feel sorry for my MIL listening to the banging above!)
I like dancing, and did Belly Dance for a while, so thought this might be fun, and useful too.
I tried out the DVD this morning - while Aiden looked at me strangely from his swing seat - and it seems to be fun, and good exercise too.
I took my measurements this morning (Saturday) because the DVD promises a loss of centimetres in just a week; so I will let you know how it goes.
UPDATE - Sunday morning. Did it again this morning and definitely feeling it in the sides of my belly!