How do you treat your muffin top?

It was probably just a few years ago when an older someone in my family said, "Kelley, have you ever heard of people calling the fat above your pants a MUFFIN TOP? HAHAHAHA!!! A muffin top! Get it! The fat folds over your jeans and it looks like a muffin. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!"

She was a little behind the times on that one.

I don't know when I first heard someone calling it a "muffin top", but I know it was at least a gazillion years ago. It is crazy that I didn't think of calling that lovely fat collection a "muffin top" first when I have been known to sport an "Otis Spunkmeyer top" around at times. By now I probably would be a really stinkin' rich.

I think by now all of us know about the muffin top.

Do you know the muffin top, the muffin top, the muffin top?
Do you know the muffin top, who lives to bring you pain?

Oh, yes, we know the muffin top, the muffin top, the muffin top.
Oh, yes, we know the muffin top, we hate her stupid face.

Everyone treats their muffin tops differently.

Some of us hate it and some of us seem to love it.

How do YOU treat your muffin top? 

Do you cram your muffin top into too-small jeans?
I did not come up with that saying, but I'mma liking it. Source

Do you use the "muffin top cure" from
My Life and Kids?

Do you find juuuuust the right size jeans to accommodate your muffin top and then if it isn't accommodated juuuuust right enough you slap on Spanx, knock-off Spanx, girdles or a "yummy tummie"?

Do you exercise your muffin top into submission because you are Maria Kang? Or you look like Maria Kang? Or you were born like Maria Kang and you don't need to do anything at all to be muffin top-less?
I found this picture over at Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva who has a really funny post up about moms and their different "excuses". You can find it here.

There really are just so many ways one can treat his or her muffin top. As many of you know, I am working with Sean Millhouse of Fitness 101 and Northwest Personal Training Center on my journey to become more fit and healthier. He is helping me get my muffin top under control and I tell you all about it.

(To be honest, the most reliable way of getting my muffin top under control would be to have a cardboard cutout of Sean in my pantry. I wouldn't touch anything because of just hearing what he might say in my head.

I have a feeling I would turn cardboard Sean to face the wall after a couple of days.

Minutes even.)

I have made the switch to eat better and to exercise more, but I'm sort of not all the way there. I can put away some pizza. I can eat my share of cake. I can steal the fries.

But, I'm trying to get better.

I'm trying to banish the muffin top.

Don't you worry, though. It's still there. Sometimes I get a little ahead of myself and try to cram myself into pants that I feel like will surely fit by now.


That muffin top just laughs in my face.

It's like Sean heard the laughter or something because this week he sent me the link and graphic for this book How To Get Rid Of Your Muffin Top. By signing up with your name and e-mail either below or on my sidebar, you get a free e-book from Sean about getting rid of that dingdang thing. Sean will not overload your e-mail box. He sends one newsletter a week that has really great fitness tips and good recipes, too. Every now and then on his Fitness 101 website, there is a different offer for a free e-book. I have signed up two e-mail addresses just so I can get access to the books.

How To Get Rid Of Your Muffin Top
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You can find Sean's Fitness 101 website here and his Facebook page here. If you are in the Houston area, especially on the north/northwest side, you should definitely consider contacting Sean. You won't regret it!

Here are some of the recent posts I've written about my experience so far:


About Sean, the Personal Trainer Man:

Sean Millhouse is the program director and owner of Fitness 101. He is also a partner in Northwest Personal Training Center (Northwest Houston’s largest Personal Training Facility). Sean and his businesses have helped more than 3500 clients meet their goals through the development of healthy fitness and eating habits.

Sean has been an ACE certified Personal Trainer for 14 years and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston- Downtown. Through ACE, he is also an Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist.

Through his multiple Personal Fitness Programs…Sean has worked with several local celebrities and successful business owners in the Northwest Houston area. His focus is on helping people who have lost control of their lives. Sean teaches that if we start practicing moderation, we can achieve balance and live a healthy lifestyle.

To help change lives through fitness…Sean offers his knowledge for lunch and learn opportunities, health and fitness seminars, and various charity functions.

Sean also publishes a Blog at and weekly e-newsletter “Fit For Life” that help readers stay current with health and fitness topics. Archived articles are available on the blog.