Weight loss post c section is never an easy thing. There are so many things working against you. Healing, exhaustion, stress, caring for your kids, pain, etc.
Yet the pressure to snap right back is insane! Therefore, we put so many unrealistic expectations on ourselves and then go crazy.
My Body 2 Months Postpartum
That being said, here I am exactly 2 months postpartum from my second csection.
No, I don’t have abs. Yes, I’m flabby.
The thing is, it takes time for your body to change no matter who you are or what you know.
You. Have. To. Give. It. Time.
If it took you 9 months to gain it… it’s probably going to take you 9+ months to lose it!
As we get older, our bodies change for many reasons. Change in hormones, change in lifestyle, change in metabolism, and of course, having babies.
After two pregnancies, my body is completely different than it was when I didn’t have kids.
I’ve suffered from gestational diabetes and pelvic issues.
I’ve had major surgery… twice.
I’ve suffered from postpartum depression.
I’m softer, my butt is bigger, my boobs are saggier, I have stretch marks and my belly button has a mind of it’s own.
But you know what? I love my body.
My body gave birth to two beautiful boys. My saggy boobs nursed my sick baby back to health and out of the NICU! My God- is that not amazing?!
We are all so capable and our bodies are wonderful.
Please don’t ever feel bad about where you are in your journey, because your body is still amazing. Don’t compare where you are to where others are, all of our bodies are wired differently.
Most importantly, love your body and treat it with respect and it’ll do the same for you! Eat well, exercise, drink water- your body is your temple. Then just watch how much better you feel.
Oh, and if you want that empanada or slice of chocolate cake- go for it girlfriend. Just don’t go for it every day!
Don’t make your journey a form of punishment.
So to the girl looking in the mirror wishing her muffin top would disappear, I get it.
To the exhausted mom just trying to make it through the day, I feel you.
To the girl that thinks she’ll never have six pack abs, I’ve been there.
To the girl who wants to throw in the towel, please don’t give up.
To the girl who wants to break down and cry, it’ll be ok.
To the girl that is so busy worrying about her body that she can’t fully enjoy life, chin up.
You are not defined by a number on the scale.
You are beautiful. You are amazing. You will get through this and you will be better for it.
You’re an amazing mom, wife, daughter, sister, lover.
You are so much more than you give yourself credit for.
You are so loved, so it’s time to love yourself <3