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Is this normal at age 39?

post #1 of 28
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Ok, this is going to be a strange question, but is it normal to lose your butt at this age? I used to have a really cute butt, but...it's gone now. It's flat. You could seriously put a level on my butt and the bubble would be in the middle. It's like all the padding that used to be there moved to my belly and I'm sitting on bones.

I'm sure it doesn't help that I'm at a desk job now where I'm sitting on it for 8 hours a day. Before that I had very active jobs (waitressing, warehouse work, etc) that kept me in shape. So I DO know I have to get into some excersise routine...I just hate excersising for the sake of excersising.

I tried on my "good" jeans last night because DH wants to go out tonight and I had a problem getting them buttoned, but the back just hung there. Nothing to fill it out.

Any suggestions? I want my butt back!!
post #2 of 28
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
Ok, this is going to be a strange question, but is it normal to lose your butt at this age? I used to have a really cute butt, but...it's gone now. It's flat. You could seriously put a level on my butt and the bubble would be in the middle. It's like all the padding that used to be there moved to my belly and I'm sitting on bones.

I'm sure it doesn't help that I'm at a desk job now where I'm sitting on it for 8 hours a day. Before that I had very active jobs (waitressing, warehouse work, etc) that kept me in shape. So I DO know I have to get into some excersise routine...I just hate excersising for the sake of excersising.

I tried on my "good" jeans last night because DH wants to go out tonight and I had a problem getting them buttoned, but the back just hung there. Nothing to fill it out.

Any suggestions? I want my butt back!!
Your butt is basically made up of large muscles. And without exercising and toning, those muscles waste away and get replaced with fat. Fat is soft and saggy.

The only way to get your firm pumpkin butt back is through hard work. Lots and lots of exercise geared to developing and toning the glutes.

Here are some exercises to do:

http://www.shapefit.com/butt-shaping-exercises.html

Stairs are also great for building not only the glutes but also the leg muscles.

If you don't want to exercise and work at it, then I'm afraid unless you go for lip suction, a butt lift and implants, you are destined to have a soft and flabby butt.
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
The only way to get your firm pumpkin butt back is through hard work.
I have honestly never heard the term "pumpkin butt".


Look at the bright side, as some women get older they spread out and end up with big wide butts. Surely it will be easier to tone up than it would be to correct something like that.

I've never had much of one, myself. In my case it's because neither my mother or father do, either. It really does make finding nice fitting pants difficult.
post #4 of 28
I've never had a big bum but I've always kind of liked it... It is uncomfortable to sit on benches for a long time, though! There was a King of the Hill episode where Hank Hill gets these balloon-type things to wear so he can sit more comfortably, lol. I thought maybe it was a Texan thing!
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
I've never had a big bum but I've always kind of liked it... It is uncomfortable to sit on benches for a long time, though! There was a King of the Hill episode where Hank Hill gets these balloon-type things to wear so he can sit more comfortably, lol. I thought maybe it was a Texan thing!
LOL, I remember that episode! Yeah, don't think I'm going to go to that extreme.

Thanks for the link to the excersises Linda. I really don't mind toning excersises, I just don't want to have to go our running or anything like that. I know, I'm terrible but I've NEVER liked running/jogging. Not to mention with the ice still around right now running would be difficult.

And, yeah, I've never heard "pumpkin butt" either...but it's cute! Better than "squash butt" which is what I have now.
post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
Ok, this is going to be a strange question, but is it normal to lose your butt at this age? I used to have a really cute butt, but...it's gone now. It's flat. You could seriously put a level on my butt and the bubble would be in the middle. It's like all the padding that used to be there moved to my belly and I'm sitting on bones.

I'm sure it doesn't help that I'm at a desk job now where I'm sitting on it for 8 hours a day. Before that I had very active jobs (waitressing, warehouse work, etc) that kept me in shape. So I DO know I have to get into some excersise routine...I just hate excersising for the sake of excersising.

I tried on my "good" jeans last night because DH wants to go out tonight and I had a problem getting them buttoned, but the back just hung there. Nothing to fill it out.

Any suggestions? I want my butt back!!
I think I know where your butt went--straight to MY back end!

Seriously, I have heard of elderly men getting this way (not that most men have much to lose there anyway). It reminds me of a Jeff Foxworthy joke: "Ever seen an old man's butt, when they lose it? Looks liek someone forced a pair of tight polyester pants onto a frog!" I always thought that women tended to get larger in the posteriors as they got older, but I don't know how true that is.
post #7 of 28
I have always had a big butt and would be happy to lose it.
I have lost 22 pounds but nothing there.
My butt did not change at age 39.
post #8 of 28
Lol I dunno why but yoga gives you a bigger butt....I know through experience. I just don't understand how because yoga is supposed to make you more flexible, not more muscular..
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by ut0pia View Post
Lol I dunno why but yoga gives you a bigger butt....I know through experience. I just don't understand how because yoga is supposed to make you more flexible, not more muscular..
You may want to research yoga a bit more. By stretching and working those muscles you will build them, it's inevitable - providing that you're also eating right to help give your body fuel to build them, too.
post #10 of 28
Ah, I knew there had to be some explanation. That's good because yoga is the only kind of exercise that I like and knowing it makes me more flexible AND tones my muscles, I'm happy. There are so many conflicting opinions about what kind of exercise is good for what, and when I try to research something on the internet I find a million of sites that just ask for money and a million others that contradict themselves..info on what kind of work out is best is hard to find on the net
post #11 of 28
^ Do what feels good for you. There's no point in pushing one's self into an exercise regiment if it's not right for them (ie - stamina/health issues won't allow for strenuous exercising). That only makes a person more fatigue or sore and more likely to put off exercising altogether.

A lot of people tend to like yoga. I have no desire to become more flexible, but for most who are hypermobile to begin with it strengthens those muscles so they hold everything in place better.

IMO, running, jogging, and walking is a bit overrated. It's higher impact exercise that some people can't tolerate very well.
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
I've never had a big bum but I've always kind of liked it... It is uncomfortable to sit on benches for a long time, though! There was a King of the Hill episode where Hank Hill gets these balloon-type things to wear so he can sit more comfortably, lol. I thought maybe it was a Texan thing!
Yes it is called Dimished Glute Syndrom

I have never had much of a butt. Its not fat and flabby or anything it is just... not really there lol. Walking is a great excersice and a good place to walk is the mall I like to go window shoping and I can walk for hrs and not even notice, but I can never convence myself to go for a walk every morning.
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by MargeCat View Post
I think I know where your butt went--straight to MY back end!
Same here, want it back?!
post #14 of 28
I'll send you some that you get your butt back!
post #15 of 28
Lunges and squats!

Josh and I have matching nice butts because I make him do lunges with me He has only been doing them for a couple months and already notices hisbutt muscles getting stronger!
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats View Post
I'll send you some that you get your butt back!
OMG, I'm sorry but that just cracked me up! Seriously, that made my day! It's sad when even your husband says "what happened to your butt?"

I actually like Yoga and have a beginners video around here somewhere, I just have to find it.

And Nat, thank you for the mental image of Josh's butt muscles .
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
OMG, I'm sorry but that just cracked me up! Seriously, that made my day! It's sad when even your husband says "what happened to your butt?"

I actually like Yoga and have a beginners video around here somewhere, I just have to find it.

And Nat, thank you for the mental image of Josh's butt muscles .
I'm glad I could make you laugh I don't think I've ever had a butt
post #18 of 28
Geez, I think this is the first time I've ever heard of a woman wishing she HAD a big butt! A big top half, maybe - but a big butt?

I've always had a flat butt. All my butt got transferred to my stomach somehow.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by KittKatt View Post
Geez, I think this is the first time I've ever heard of a woman wishing she HAD a big butt! A big top half, maybe - but a big butt?

I've always had a flat butt. All my butt got transferred to my stomach somehow.
You and me both. I resemble a whiskey barrel on toothpicks.
post #20 of 28
You can have some of my "sittin muscles " too
post #21 of 28
well, when i was 39, i weighed about 300 pounds... so i still had a sizable butt [to say the least ]. however, at almost 51, it's still there - but i'm a hourglass shape. i don't think it'll ever be flat.
post #22 of 28
I hate to be the one, but someone has to say it...

Any chance I ever had of having a "pumpkin"butt flew out the window when I kept 10 pounds or so on after each pregnancy.
post #23 of 28
I have always been cursed with the tiny ta ta's and the itty-bitty butt! I was always told how blessed I was because I was 5'10", yeah right......even more reason for people to think I was a guy! I have always had to keep myself "thin" or I ended up looking like a 6 foot 4x4!
I'm 38 now and not as fit as I use to be though a very active worker, I do garden/ landscaping. Although i walk an average of 10 miles a day and am very active lifting, pushing, carrying, I have no butt! And there's no if and or butts about it! I know that the only way I can probably have any hint of one is to do hardcore work outs.....I simply don't have the time after a 10-15 hour day. So I guess I am doomed to be buttless.........
post #24 of 28
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I have honestly never heard the term "pumpkin butt".
I've always told DH that's what he has; but I never knew where I picked it up.
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I've never had much of one, myself. In my case it's because neither my mother or father do, either. It really does make finding nice fitting pants difficult.
I understand! I've put on a lot of weight in the last few years and I still barely have anything back there. I think I got it from my Dad. Why he couldn't pass on the his tall and thin genes I do not know....
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Lunges and squats!

Josh and I have matching nice butts because I make him do lunges with me He has only been doing them for a couple months and already notices hisbutt muscles getting stronger!
Resisting urge to make comment that would be censored....
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
OMG, I'm sorry but that just cracked me up! Seriously, that made my day! It's sad when even your husband says "what happened to your butt?"
The correct snappy answer to most men would be, "Your gut got it."
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
And Nat, thank you for the mental image of Josh's butt muscles .
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Resisting urge to make comment that would be censored....
I'll try to sneak a pic of it the next time he is asleep
post #27 of 28
if you really want it back u will prob have to exercise alot, ive always had the italian fat butt, no firm butt here, and its pretty big for my size, one thing i noticed tho is im now 31, and my fat accumulates differently, i started noticing that flab under the arms, i have to figure out what exercise works out the best, and i start to accumulate too much in the tops of my thighs anymore, like even tho i weigh about the same as i always did my shape is changing.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
I'll try to sneak a pic of it the next time he is asleep
That's quite all right Nat!
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