Through the course of my pregnancy, I ended up gaining 35lbs. Pretty sure most of it went to my boobs and belly ;) I ran up until about 27 weeks which is when it hurt my pelvis too much and wasn't worth it anymore. Other than that, I walked almost every day with Harley and then did home strength/HIIT workouts now and then. I definitely was way more laid back about working out while pregnant then before I was pregnant.
As of today, I am about 4.5 weeks postpartum and amazed at how my body has already changed.
I am waiting until my 6 week check up to start fully working out again even though I feel like I could start right now. I still have about 10lbs to lose, but not in a big rush about it as I am breast feeding and don't want to mess with my supply. My belly is definitely way looser now, but I know that will change with time and working out again.
|26 days postpartum|
|One month postpartum|
I think the biggest challenge that I've had with my post partum body is that there are so many things that happen to it that no one talks about! From having very engorged boobs to the night sweats to the bleeding, it's a big adjustment. Add on top of that trying to find shirts that fit my chest and allow me to breast feed, it's a big challenge!
To be honest, I was a little nervous about having a baby as I struggle with big change. I am quite surprised because I have adjusted fairly well and am loving my new mommy role! I won't lie, but there were a couple times of tears and frustration, but for the most part I am feeling really well. Having my mom here for the first two weeks definitely helped as I was able to nap and rest often, which are huge!
The one hard thing for me is that I am someone who wants to make everyone happy and make sure no one has their feelings hurt, and it's hard when you need to focus on yourself and your new baby. It's a work in progress, but I'm learning to put myself first.