Well, Jessica Alba claims to have worn not one, but two corsets after both of her pregnancies to expedite the return of her amazing bod; so what did you do??
I think it’s amazing what a woman’s body can do and am fascinated that we can grow a baby and bounce back. And in a lot of women’s cases, they grow several babies and bounce back each time. That’s incredible.
I’ve been interested in how I would bounce back after birthing baby Brody and I have to say that I’m pretty amazed. I have felt good and had good energy since he was born. But I definitely still have a long way to go to get back to my pre-pregnancy body.
I felt like 12 weeks post-pregnancy was a good time to stop and evaluate things. I ended up gaining almost 40lbs by the time I delivered baby Brody which was certainly more than I had hoped to gain, but what are you going to do?
I lost 25 lbs within the first week, maybe 10 days, of delivering Brody. I was amazed. The water weight literally melts away. You wake up in puddles of sweat in the middle of the night and your hair is wet and you wonder, what the hell? But it is your bodies way of releasing the excess water weight. It felt so good for all the swelling to be gone…swelling you probably didn’t even know you had.
After that weight came off, I felt better; but still had 15lbs to go. I watched the scale for a week, then another and then probably another and realized that these last 15lbs were not going to come off easy. Damn it.
So it was time to start making an effort. I started making time to workout whether it was a 45 minute walk with Brody and the dog, a workout video at home while the baby was sleeping or even just a few quick sets of push-ups, abs and squats. I had to start watching what I ate a bit, but still know that I was feeding my child with those calories. With that, I have been able to knock off 5 more pounds. That still leaves me with 10 super stubborn pounds to get rid of…so I am telling all of you as a way to be accountable and stick to a game plan.
I took this photo for fun and compared it to one of my pregnancy photos. The truth is that I still look 4 months pregnant or so. It’s not something I feel bad about and know it is part of the process, but I am ready to lose this belly fat and shrink this uterus to get my
flat pre-pregnancy belly back.