So, what is a FUPA?
In technical terms, a fupa stands for “fatty upper pubic area,” and describes an excess of fatty tissue or loose skin located on or directly above the mons pubis (pelvic region)—the region that develops hair during puberty.
It’s that area just below the beltline and above the vagina. In a man, it is below the waist and above his wee wee (yes I just said wee wee.)
It can be also spelled “foopah”.
So, after having a long talk with my 14yr old, which turned into an uncomfortable talk about the birds and the bees. I realized that she was talking about me.
This is embarrassing to say the least.
I am nearing forty and have had a couple of kids. I am not as lean and supple as I once was I admit. I have a little meat on the bones, but I’m not fat.
To have my little girl hint to me that I have a big FUPA was a bit of a wake up call.
I like to be hot for my man, and for me. I am not into this whole body shamming bullshit that I see all over the fancy magazines. So being called out on my FUPA was overwhelming.
I don’t know about you, but for me I wanted to do something about it.
What causes a FUPA?
There are a few reasons for someone having a FUPA.
- Being overweight
- Lack of exercise
For me, or so I thought, is because I popped out two kids. (I love ya, but you messed up my body coming out.)
But in my research I realized that it was also because I lacked exercise and my diet could use some improvement.
If you are overweight. Own it sister. You deserve to be who you are. no one knows the battles that you have faced and fought. But if you want to make changes, then girl rock it.
Diet is easy to control. Drop the refined flour and sugar from your diet. Cut out the soda. And kill the bad fats forever. Start eating more meat especially lean meats like chicken and fish. Eat organic green vegetables (and when I say “green” I mean their color.) Replace the bad fats with good ones that you can find in avocados and fish.
Your workouts don’t have to be herculean. Get outside and just do something. Walk, ride a bike, go for a swim. You don’t have to go to a high priced gym and do hours and hours of gut busting exercises. Yoga will do the trick.
Genetics can’t be changed. It is what it is. We’ll just have to live with this one.
Ladies, we all know what happens to our bodies once we released a child or two or three. The more we have the worse it gets. Once we’ve had a chance to heal it is only a matter of exercise and diet to put things back in their place again. Or as close to their place as we can get it.
Man it is a sad fact, but if we want to get rid of the FUPA then we have to do a some exercise.
But if you are like me then you don’t want to do all that gut busting high impact shit and these are the best exercises for FUPA.
Man I just can’t take jumping up and down. It’s hard on the hands and knees…for me at least it is.
What I found is that Yoga does a great job.
But I will give you a little secret. Quiet now. Lean in a little closer. A little closer. Not that close…yeesh. Creeper LOL.
When you do your exercises make sure you are engaging your core. Also you have to be eating right to get your metabolism cranked up.
Mary, what the hell does that mean, “engage your core?”
Ah, good question my friend. It means to keep your stomach muscle tightened through the exercises.
Why? I don’t f*ing know. I just know that it works and that my trainer would say it to me all the time.
But let’s get to the exercises for cripes sakes…
FUPA Exercise 1: Planks
Man I love planks. All I have to do is be there. Their tough as shit but man do they fire up the sweat.
I just found out that people do planks as a competitive sport. I mean really!
Also, there are over 20 different plank exercises. Some of them easy (if you can call them that) and some that are just so over the top to be insane in the membrane.
FUPA Exercise 2: Pelvic Thrusts
This is a simple routine to do. All you have to do is lie on your back (easy now ladies…stop the giggling) and thrust up pelvis up.
Of course “keep your core engaged.”
Dude, seriously. That is easy to do. It is until you have done about a hundred. Men just don’t understand what it takes, am I right girls?
FUPA Exercise 3: Reverse Crunches.
These things are a bitch. I hate crunches anyways but now I have to do them in reverse. Shit!
I wouldn’t do them if it weren’t so damn effective.
FUPA Exercise 4: Lunges.
I love doing these exercises. So simple, yet so effective. And they are great for the ass too.
The great part is you don’t much room to do these in. You can basically just stand in one place do all the lunges you want.
A piece of advice, make sure you keep you back straight up and down. Keep that posture straight. I didn’t and it screwed me for a week.
Are you keeping your core engaged while doing these routines?
FUPA Exercise 5: Squats
Another one of my favorites to get rid of the fupa. And to tighten up my butt.
My man is an ass man and he loves my ass getting tight and firm. He is all over me since I have been doing squats.
They can be a little hard on the knees though so start of just doing what you can then work up to doing more and more.
And the last one…
FUPA Exercise 6: Mountain Climbers
I wanted to murder my trainer had me doing this. I think I cursed him out like every minute. Of she just laughed. She must of been a drill sargent in the Army or something.
Of course there are other exercises you can do depending on how serious you want to take your workouts. But these are what I started with when I first began my journey and I thought that they would help you too. I consider these 6 exercises the best exercises for fupa.
You don’t have to feel embarrassed because of your FUPA. Most of the reasons for it are not your fault.
Look sister, I started this website because I want to look good for me, my man and to honor my God. That’s it.
And to help you and maybe give a little inspiration.
You have nothing to prove. Your beautiful woman just the way you are and you’re perfect in God’s eyes so don’t sweat the small shit.
But if you want I can help you get rid of that pesky FUPA. But only if you want to. No one here is going to shame you or make you feel little because you have a love pooch hanging around.
You may have earned that popping out kids like I did.
Like I said, most of what causes a FUPA are not your fault.
Here are the top five reasons for you having a FUPA:
- Weight gain or loss.
- After having kids.
We can’t do much about your genetics. They are what they are. But they also don’t have to define you either.
It may take a little more work to get your flat tummy and abs firm but it can be done.
Genetics be damned!
Weight gain can come from many causes. One being genetics like I said above. Other is that you may eating the wrong foods which I will discuss here in a little bit.
Weight loss believe it or not can cause a FUPA.
After the body gains the weight it will do everything it can to keep it. So if you had extreme weight loss like after surgery the result is you having a FUPA.
Now ladies if you were blessed to have some mini-me’s running around then you have may have a FUPA. It’s okay. It’s earned believe you me.
I will be writing a small article here soon about FUPAs after pregnancy and C sections.
Most of our food is designed to make us fat. And addicted. It is a shame what is in our foods. It makes me sick both figurtively and literally.
Again I will be writing about our diets and foods soon. But if you can eat organic foods and not processed you will be so much better off.
Foods in the supermarket that claim they are organic are not as organic as you are led to believe. It is better to grow your own food if you can.
Studies have proven that stress is a leading cause of us gaining weight and keeping the weight.
So what ever you can to reduce stress you should do.
Meditate, read a good book, hang out with the kids, draw, crochet or better yet exercise.
Exercise has some great benefits and will reduce our fat and help to get rid of the FUPA more than anything else. And if you eat right. Exercise. And intake the proper nutrients and vitamins that’s a killer combo to reduce stress.
Check out earlier post about the 6 best high intensity low impact exercises that will melt that FUPA fat.
If you haven’t tried Yoga then I would suggest you look at it. It has done wonders for me.
Are there other causes of FUPA?
Hell I don’t know. I am not a doctor. I never went to school for this. I am a self study that has had some success and wants to share it with you.
I would have to assume though if you did ask a doctor that they would say there were other causes. And you should consult with one before you try anything.
But a doctor’s opinion is just that; an opinion. You have to do what is right for you.
Of course consider what they have to say. Weight the pros and cons and just try something. Or don’t
Remember what I said at the top of this. You are beautiful. You made perfect in God’s eyes. And if your man thinks your sexy then who cares what others may think.
Whatever you choose. Own it girl. And love yourself first.
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