Here are the pics you have all been waiting for. Okay, not really, but my last update was my most popular post of all time!
Why do I post these pictures? The reason is simple:
1. To show what a real woman’s body looks like after giving birth (in my case to twins). That includes scars, pouches, stretch marks and a very weird-looking belly button. The media is full of celebrity postpartum pictures in which the celebrities look like…well, celebrities. They have personal trainers, chefs, nannies and of course Photoshop to make them look good, but it is easy to forget that.
2. To show that you can get your body back after pregnancy (relatively) by eating right and leading an active lifestyle. I have not done a single sit up, crunch or stomach exercise, but just like with my son, once my torn stomach muscles are healing. I have lost over 55lbs and gained my muscle back. I had three under three and now I am back at work full-time so I don’t have time to go to the gym or spend hours on my appearance (not that I would want to, I would rather spend my time with my family, I mean that’s the point of having kids right?)
I am very proud of how flat by belly has gotten. Only problem is that mother nature left my six-pack in the plastic bag! Seriously though, my pouch is shrinking which makes me happy and why I felt it was worth an update.
Recently, I also started applying Oil of Olay wrinkle cream to my belly and it does seem to be making a difference. I was putting it on my face and figured what the heck (I only use a little bit on my stomach).
I currently weigh 118lbs which is give or take my pre-pregnancy weight. Even though I have no time to work out and I sit at a desk all day, I work my exercise into my day by simply leading an active life and taking care of three kids and two dogs. I still have my rocking stroller arms as well (pushing a double stroller through the snow everyday is more of a workout than you will get from any gym).
I am no Kim Kardashian, but then again, my pics aren’t photoshopped either! 😉
In case you missed last month’s pictures click HERE.
To see my twin pregnancy belly pics click HERE.