As you all know I had a baby about 6 months ago. You also know, especially if you have children, that it's sometimes hard to loose those stubborn baby weight pounds after you given birth to your bundle of joy. Finding the time and even the energy can be hard. I recently had the joy of trying out the Contour Ab Belt to help in my trek to not only loose the baby weight from my most recent pregnancy but all my pregnancy. Having 5 babies in 10 years is really hard on the body and since I am done having kids, I decided it's time to get more fit so I can enjoy every moment with my children.
You do have to do work when using the Contour Ab Belt, but it helps get you to your weight goal faster. By following a diet and doing a nightly walk and using the Contour Ab Belt at least once a day, sometimes twice if I feel ambitious, I am loosing weight I have found in past years too stubborn to budge. If you have already reached your weight goal, first of all way to go! But also the Contour Ab Belt helps to tone the abs after your weight goal is met.
The Contour Ab Belt works by stimulating the muscles. From their own words:
Electromuscle Stimulation (EMS or eStim) devices generate electrical impulses that trigger an action potential in muscle nerve fibers (motor neurons). This is done by sending small, safe electrical impulses to the muscles via specially designed, medical grade electrodes that adhere on the surface of the skin just above where the nerves attach to the muscles. (found here)This is what they recommend:
The Contour Core Sculpting System Ab Belt, featuring the e3 plan, will take you beyond diet and exercise and help you achieve your goals.
- eat sensibly - follow the diet guide included with the Contour system to help reduce the layer of body fat covering your midsection.
- exercise regularly- we've included a 12-week exercise program to help you boost your metabolism.
- eStim - The Contour M2 muscle stimulator and Ab Belt will allow you to eliminate the need to do traditional ab exercises. With the Contour Ab Belt you can get 150 perfect contractions in a session. And, best of all you can get in a workout while you go about your daily routine.
This is what I did. I was already eating sensibly so that was a snap. I already walked nightly, I just stepped up how long I walked a little bit. Then I added the Ab Belt. At first I used it while I wrote my reviews. Then I started to use it while I did chores. Now I use it on my nightly walks and sometimes while I do my daily chores. It's very compact so it travels easily. You can wear the Ab Belt without anyone noticing it too. If you wear a tight shirt then they will see the control pack. It's simple to use too. You attach the pad using their diagrams on the back of the belt, and then attach the wires, put on the belt and set the program you want. You can adjust the intensity so you can have complete control.
Additionally if you ever have a sore muscle just attach the pads to the muscle for a deep muscle stimulation (massage). Sometimes you need to adjust the pads to get it to work but it does work. It says that you can use it for sore muscle in the manual but after using the unit for the first time I noticed it was like a super strong extra large TENS unit type thing.
In a nutshell, if you need help loosing the extra stubborn pounds, need toning, or need to try to jump start your weight loss, the Contour Ab Belt is a great investment. I have a ways to go but it sure helped to start me on my way to my goals.
Disclosure: I received product(s) free of charge to help craft my review. In no way did the free product(s) sway my opinion. My opinions are solely that of my own.
UPDATE! After the wonderful people at Contour read my review they asked if I would be interested in offering a belt to one lucky The Momma Blogger reader. Ummm, that would be a yup, sure would! So here is the giveaway: