the first one is about fat loss: why do I always loose weight in my face/boobs before my ass?! and why is it so hard to loose the fat in my lower half? is this just a genetic thing? it is really annoying. Is there anything I can do to lose weight more evenly, or are these just the cards I was dealt?
I specialize in women's fitness so perhaps this will assist you:
In the majority of women, the last of the fat loss will occur in the mid-section (abs, hips and thighs). Breasts are one of the first to go.
the second one has to do w/ abdominal muscles: I had an emergency c-section w/ my first child... someone told me that they probably cut through muscles in my stomach?? and I KNOW that they pulled my abdominal wall apart to get to my uterus because I saw them do it from a mirror above my head (fun) so I am wondering if there is any way that I will ever have a defined abdominal wall? or is this just not a possibility w/o plastic surgery??
How long ago was your C-Section? A couple of things here. It can take two years to recover. Abdominal work prior to delivery can help the abs to recovery. During the pregnancy the transversus abdominis or "girdle muscle" is severly weaked and must be addressed first via exercise or your belly will actually appear larger or you could do more damage if you are one of the women who had Diastasis Recti (abdominal seperation) occur. Crunches are a no-no for now.
Also, is it possible for skin to shrink? like, will my skin on my stomach that is stretched out from pregnancy get tighter as I lose weight and gain muscle or is that another thing that can only be achieved w/ a tummy tuck?? I have seen so many girls that have had babies w/ no sagging skin on their tummies, I just wonder why that is, while others have really f-cked up bellies?
The answer to this one is maybe. It is dependant upon your skin elasticity. This is generally decided once you achieve weight loss and up to two years after that depending on the amount of weight loss. At that time if the hanging skin has stretch marks on it, it had most likely reached its limit and at that time if bothersome you can decide on further assistance. However that would be skin removal and not a “tummy tuck”.