'Lady Gaga' Parody Tackles Muffin Top (Video)


Pregnancy takes so many things from us, but one of the most painful things it takes is our abs. (Not the abs! Please god, no!) The soft, rippled skin and muffin top are all worth it (right?), but it's painful to watch those flat abs disappear and wonder if they will ever come back. And those first few days after the baby comes? Terrifying!

Who knew that our bodies would deflate so slowly? Yes, it's scary. But every once in a while, a video or song comes along that makes us all laugh and feel good about things. This Lady Gaga parody called "Muffin Top" is not that video. Billed as what would happen if "Lady Gaga had a couple kids and moved to suburban Los Angeles," the video is a terrifying tour of the aftermath of pregnancy.

See for yourself:

The ladies in the video laugh and flap their flab around like some kind of badge of honor, joking in the song that children ruined their bodies. If you have any pregnant friends, do not show them this video!

It's true that bodies change after pregnancy. It's unavoidable. But it's also within the realm of possibility to not have a giant muffin top. And even more to the point, these women look great! If that is a muffin top, what do most women have? You grew a baby in there for god's sake! I bet even Heidi Klum could find some excess skin after four babies.

OK, so the video is meant to be a funny (and it is). Maybe I'm just too sensitive after having two babies myself and getting back to my old weight and size with little effort, but having to work twice as hard to keep my abs flat (boo!). Don't let my bitterness take away from the video. It is, after all, pretty darn funny.

Do you lament your muffin top since having babies?

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kelli... kelli0585

No.  I just lament that THAT is considered a muffin top.  *cries*

wigget wigget

i do. pregnancy ruined my body inside and out. some days i wish i had to do it all over again. however, the video should be taken with a grain of salt. 

momto... momtothemax2910

Nope. I'm in Amy Adams camp. I eat healthy, I'm active, I'm not way off of my prepregnacy weight, I like my flabby and I don't like pointless stress.

sodapple sodapple

i do, with my first child i got a little beat up but even as i gained the same amount of weight with my second my belly is worse than ever.

RanaA... RanaAurora

My body post-kids (and plus PCOS) is just... it's gross and horrid and not even in the same realm as it once was.

But I still found the video funny. :)

LoriA... LoriAnn87

I don't call mine a muffin top because it does hang out when i put my pants on i call mine pooch or bowl full of jello.

ZsMommy ZsMommy

Mine is pooch...Doesn't flab over the sides but flabs over the c-sect-which My Dr. gave me this little...low incision-said he gave me the "bikini cut"-Yeah-sure dude...Whatever the case I now have pooch...Least it stays in my jeans and not over it. I hate it-but the only thing that gonna make that pooch go away is a tummy tuck-working out only tightens the muscles underneath-not the skin over muscles. Sigh. Ick.

Video was funny though-lol

Gigan... GigantaursMommy

I thought the video was funny. Plus with the right kind of shirt on no one will know I have a muffin top LOL. Time to go exercise.

nonmember avatar Kaz

well... seeing as I'm having my first at 38, I can hardly blame my baby for ruining my girlish figure when it hadn't been girlish for some time already!

the video was just a bit of a lark... try take it as it was intended!

luka_89 luka_89

i guess im lucky lol im below pre-preggo weight after having two kids 14 months apart, but i do have a muffin top..slowly getting rid of it with hard work but hey whats wrong with working out and eating healthy?

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