Belly Progress-6 Months Post Partum

One of my goals this year was to lose the baby weight I gained from my pregnancy with both Roo and Piglet. I managed to get back down to my goal weight after Roo, but I had less to lose. This time around it was harder, not only because I had the weight of a 37 week pregnancy rather than 19 weeks, but also because of the c-section. I couldn’t get back to my normal routine as quickly as I wanted to. Oh, and I had a baby to look after and was running on no sleep. The last thing on my mind was exercising. Go figure huh? 😉 Here’s a look at my body transformation while carrying Piglet. It’s crazy to me that I used to carry that big ol’ basketball around! I don’t have any pictures from the day I went into labor, but it was four days after that last picture was taken. I’m pretty sure the belly was even bigger.

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After 6 months of hard work, I’m so excited to see that scale show that I just have one more pound to lose! I still have a month to lose that final pound (and maybe 4 more to get to my ideal weight). I’m not going to focus too much on the scale though. I’m focusing on getting back into healthy eating habits, and working out, and feeling good in my skin again. It feels so good to have my strength back. I love working out with my husband. We get the endorphins flowing and the pheromones stirred up 😉 Piglet is old enough for the gym daycare now, and I’m hoping to try it out soon. I know it will be good for him to have some time with other kids, and it will be good for me to get a little me time. I think I’ll be a better mom for it

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I am still having trouble tightening my lower abdominals and getting rid of the pooch, but I know it will take time. I still have puffiness around the incision site, and I’ve always struggled with a belly pooch. Part of it is just getting older as well. I’ve been doing pilates and focusing on tightening my core, and I hope by Piglet’s first birthday to be back to where I was.

I cannot believe I posted bare belly pictures, but I think they show my progress better than the tank tops. I also want to say I didn’t write this post to toot my own horn, but mostly to motivate myself. I still have work to do, but I can look at my body and say I’m ok with what I see. I also need to be able to look at these posts for encouragement when and if we get pregnant again. I need to remind myself that I can get my body back if I work hard and feel good about myself.

 

10 Comments

    Jill

    Way to go, girl!!! You look amazing!! I was just talking to my friend (who is expecting) about what a struggle it must be for some (most?) to get back to their pre-pregnancy body after having a baby – huge kudos to you for doing it in only 6 months! WOW!!!

    If you figure out the secret on how to get rid of the pooch, please do share… it’s the only part of my body that I can’t seem to see any difference in after my weight loss 🙁 And I didn’t even have a baby! lol!! My mom keeps reminding me when I complain about it that it’s solid fat that has been there for a million years, it will come off eventually – but I’m really starting to wonder!

    Congrats again!!!! 🙂

    vandylj

    You look great! Such an accomplishment to be back where you started.

    Jen

    You look incredible! Congratulations 🙂 Very impressive and I’m sure it makes you feel good to see such clear progress. Have fun trying out they gym daycare. When my guys were big enough they went and it made SUCH a difference to have that time to look forward to – for all of us.

    Sarah @ The Wanderblogger

    I am so proud of you for posting those pictures! And you should be proud of yourself, too, because you look fantastic! I’m glad you’re not putting too much thought into the scale. It’s definitely more about how you feel and look than a number. The pooch will get better, too, in time. I think there’s a ton of women who would kill to have the body you have now!

    phoebe

    you… a) are brave!!!! b) look amazing 🙂

    i’m sure you’re feeling super! i know i would be 🙂 xoxo from ec!!

    jennyinarizona

    You really look fantastic! Good job 🙂

    Misty

    It takes time. Boy does it take time. Ha! Good for you for setting realistic goals and working towards them. You look great!

    Nicole

    Oh heck, you’re doing awesome!! Toot that horn!!

    sara@dancingisalwaysanoption

    You look fantastic! It is hard, and especially after a c-section. I always love your big smile 🙂

    Charlotte

    Uhm, you look TOTALLY amazing, momma. Seriously, I’m so proud of you! Agreed with Sara–your big beautiful smile always lights up your photos 🙂

    I struggle with the pooch lately myself. I’m blaming it on the aging process 😉

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