@chicagolinda @colleenyoung Hi ladies sorry for the delayed response. I been moving and still am. Just decided to take a break and catch up on connect.
@chicagolinda My right side feels a bit larger than before too. I seriously think it is cause i babied my stomach too much. I do have that round tummy now. I used to hike the beach but stopped doing that cause of red tide. Ya wonder how of this is age? Plus my stomach muscles are so weak now, from having 3 surgeries in that over the last 14 years. @colleenyoung we just purchased a house with a pool so I will let you know if swimming makes a difference? It is even hard since the surgery to do sit ups like I used too. A combination of age and surgeries plays a number on our bodies.
Being in my mid 50's, it is not as easy to loose weight like I once did. Plus I think we tend to sit more than we did in our 40's. At least I do.. It starts to catch up with you that sluggish metabolism.
Long walks is another good exercise to work the core.. Or using an exercise ball. There are many core exercises on that. Planks may help too…
Linda I am also originally from the suburbs of Chicago..
I wish you the best