Better Posture Now and Pudge Be Gone!

I never realized until the past year how bad my posture now is. At work, I hover over my desk. While standing, I slouch or lean.

My poor core is so under-appreciated and not strong. When I started yoga last summer (which was apparently a summer activity seeing as I haven’t done any yoga in months), I was shocked to see how much I needed a solid core, and how weak mine was. I have a small frame, yet because of the way I stand (aka slouch), my poor little tummy sticks out. I mean, like I look like a chubster, which is all fine and dandy until someone asks you if you’re pregnant…and your not. Thank you very much.

I’ve needed to lose some belly pudge for a while, but this post really isn’t about that. It’s about the fact that in the year I’ve been semi-consistently working out, I’ve realized how important my core is to my physical strength and to my well-being, and my core isn’t where it needs to be. I want to be healthy, and I want my back to be straight and not hunched as I “grow up.”

I’ve been looking for (easy) workouts that I can do to strengthen these areas. I’d love to improve my posture now while I’m young.

I’d love to hear some ideas if you guys have any!


  1. nikkiana says:

    I have a similar issue… My core is really weak, and I tend to hunch over a lot. A large part of what I try to do is just be aware of it and correct it whenever I notice that I’m slouching. It doesn’t necessarily prevent me from slouching all together, but if I’m aware of it and occasionally correcting it, at least I’m giving those muscles some chance to be engaged, and when I’m doing yoga I try to be aware of how I’m engaging those muscles as I practice.

  2. San says:

    I actually think yoga is amazing for your core. I just started a yoga class at my gym in February and I already feel so much stronger!

    • erin says:

      I agree; yoga is great for your core. I just haven’t been since last October! I need to go back. It was just there that I realized how bad my core was… because you use it so much in yoga, you notice if it is weak or strong. I definitely think it was helping to make my core stronger though 🙂

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