Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The post about post pregnancy bodies and getting back in shape.

So, it has come to that time where something must be done.

I had a baby almost 11 months ago. My post baby body is something I should be proud of - my body made my baby and kept him safe for months! Unfortunatly, I don't feel this way. I have not 'bounced back' and definatly do not fit into my pre-pregnancy size 10 jeans.

My tummy took most of the damage. I went 15 days over and in that 15 days I gained ALOT of stretch marks and my skin stretched so much I thought it would split open.

Me at 41 weeks and 6 days. I cut my head off as I have a really pained expression on my face and look terrible.

I have a sag… like a person who has lost a lot of weight rather quickly..the extra skin hangs off my tummy - I can literally tuck it into my pants. It looks hideous and I feel very ugly with it. 

I also still have some "extra padding" mainly on my tummy too. I honestly feel really fat. Some of this needs to go. I have been having no success with exercise. I chase after my baby every day, take him on walks as well as running a household. I don't have the time nor money for the gym - and I believe you don't need to go to the gym, that most of it can be done at home. I have ruled out bike riding as I can't take my son. So walks it is.

I was at my doctors recently on another matter. The extra skin really has been getting to me, more then I would like it too. I mentioned this to my doctor is passing. I was hoping he would tell me that losing weight would get rid of it. Instead I was told that that during my pregnancy as my skin stretched it lost it elasticity and the only way to get rid of the extra skin would be a tummy tuck. Not what I wanted to hear. I won't be having a tummy tuck, no money for things like that.

The skin wouldn't bother me as much if it wasn't visible through clothes. I have been living in bigger tops, loose tee shirts and such. I would love to feel sexy again…So I have decided to eat more healthily (it's very easy just to snack when you have a baby) and try and up a bit more exercise with my little boy.

I'm not asking to become super star skinny - just to feel a bit more normal. I am super self conscious at the moment and think everyone is staring at me.

I do need to point out that I will not become one of those freakish people that never eats unhealthy - everything in moderation. I do tend to sometimes...umm....you know, emotionally eat.. especially at night. This needs to stop.

I have been having healthy smoothies that I make. Basically fruit, a tad of traditional probiotics yogurt (not that fake sugary stuff) and some milk with chia seeds. So yum, especially berries.

Anyone got any tips or tricks for me - any quick and easy meals you care you share?


  1. I love the way you mentioned that your body carried your baby and kept him safe, I love that :) It must be hard to get back on track now that you are busy with the little one, but I think the healthy smoothie option is a great (and yummy!) one. I've always envisioned myself as that Mum who takes the pram out for my daily walk to lose the baby weight, but who knows for sure if that will ever eventuate! Time will tell, I have a long time before I'll find out haha. x

    1. I have a nice bike path near my house and like to go out for walks in that (weather permitting). I guess I just thought the weight would fall off me hahaha.

  2. I'm currently 30 weeks- not sure how I'm going to go with getting back to pre-baby weight. The smoothies sounds like a great idea though!


    1. Congratulations Michelle. The last few weeks dragged by with me. It is such an exciting time.
      I hope you will keep everyone informed on what you are doing once your baby is born :)