Since talking to my OB and basically everyone who has ever had a child, my expectations were pretty far off. I thought that after a week or two everything would snap back together. WRONG! I'm starting to realize that my tummy will probably never look the same again and the crazy red stretch marks that I have on my sides are probably going to be around for awhile. I have to say that I did gain more than the suggested weight too but at 6 weeks postpartum I've lost all but 8 pounds of my pregnancy weight. But I am holding steady at this weight so it's time to pull out the big guns.
Starting on Tuesday, I will be doing personal training 3 days a week at the gym. :) I'm sooooo excited! It's a "fit into your skinny jeans" program so 3 days a week I'll work with a personal trainer and then there will be 2 days a week where I'll have a predetermined workout that I'll do on my own and then 2 days of rest. I left a pair of jeans with the trainer today that I can't fit into yet (they're a size 6 that I can get on but I just can't button up) and at the end of 4 weeks the goal is to fit into those jeans. By the end of 3 months I'll be at my goal fitness level and goal jeans size. I seriously can't wait!
To hold myself accountable, and to any other moms who are looking for motivation, here is my before picture.
This was taken a month ago today...so I was 2 weeks postpartum. See that bit of belly that's hanging over my pants? Yeah, that's my target area. It has already gotten a smaller but now it's time to really firm everything up. It's funny normally my problem area are my thighs but I could care less now, it's all about my belly and abs.
How did you get your body back after baby?