Sunday, July 20, 2014

6 Month Postpartum Update + PHOTOS

Today makes 6 months since I went into labor. Tomorrow will be 6 months since I have given birth to my angel. Wow, does time fly! I decided to take some progress photos to compare my pregnant and immediate postpartum bodies to my current postpartum body now. 

As many of you know, I worked out 5 times per week for about an hour-all throughout my pregnancy. I gained 30lbs total. This did not keep my body from losing muscle mass or getting soft-because those two things TOTALLY did happen and I am STILL battling those two main issues (thanks, hormones!).

Here I am at 38 weeks!

Immediately postpartum, I lost my baby weight. However, I was still left with the soft spaces that pregnancy had left behind. I was definitely bloated from the IV fluids (thanks 22 hour labor!).

I liked my postpartum body. After all, it carried a HUMAN BEING! I thought I looked pretty great, considering just given birth and working out the whole entire time-but, I had a long ways to go to get back to where I wanted to be.

 Below are my 3 days postpartum photos!

Since giving birth, I did not continue my regular workouts until around 12 weeks-though I was given the all clear at my 6 week check up. Why, you ask? My husband had to have surgery 5 weeks after we gave birth. Then we decided to move. Then we had a family emergency that we had to travel for immediately after that. It felt like one thing after another! But, I was in no rush. I did walk around the track wearing my son and I ate very strict. This helped tremendously.

For the last few months, I have been hitting it hard, but only 2-3 times a week. I have not made it to a gym since March-instead, I built my own home gym to workout while my son sleeps. I am really enjoying this transformation and taking things slow. I am still not at my goal, but I am getting there :)

Here are my official 6 month postpartum photos! Please note, I took these on my cell phone so nobody could argue that I photoshopped myself... yesssss.. I have had those comments before! LMAO.

 No re-touching needed :)

And there you have it!

Until next time...

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