When I look at this, I'm happy it *only* took me 6 months!
Yes, I realize it has been six months since my son was delivered via c-section. I never thought it would take this long or be this much work to get back into my pre-pregnancy jeans. It’s been a bit disheartening seeing other moms get back to their pre-pregnancy size, or even smaller, months before I have. But, it’s time to put all that behind me because it’s my time now – I DID IT! Today I was able to button my pre-pregnancy jeans!!!
I’m amazed at how difficult it is to recover from a c-section. I still have a long way to go on my stomach for my abs to be as strong as they once were. I strongly encourage other c-section mamas to try a Mamavation 2 Week Challenge. My first challenge last month was difficult, but I did it. There are still a couple days left of my second 2 week challenge and I’ve noticed a difference in my strength and, obviously, in my clothes. It is AWESOME. The accountability and support, via Twitter, is amazing. I love it.
After countless hours of cardio, training for and completing a 5k, two Mamavation 2 Week Challenges and other strength training, I am so thrilled to be writing this post today. One goal down – here’s to meeting the next goal!
I was really hoping that by now I’d be able to comfortably fit into my pre-pregnancy pants. I can button them! I just can’t breathe.
I’ve been working out once/day (sometimes twice!) for the past few weeks and have lost inches…but not enough off of my waist.
This waiting period between wearing maternity clothes and being able to wear pre-pregnancy clothes is getting really frustrating. In some ways, I still feel small considering I was carrying around a ginormous belly during the last few months of pregnancy. In other ways, the fact that I can’t yet wear my regular pants is depressing. I purchased a pair of jeans about a month ago to tie me over, but now that the heat of summer is really setting in I think I need to suck it up and invest in some “in-between” pants. Yoga pants and that one pair of jeans just won’t cut it anymore.
I keep reminding myself that it’s only been 3 weeks since the doctor gave me the clearance to workout after my c-section. Perhaps one of these days it’ll sink in so I can stop being hard on myself. :-p
I was going to wait until after my 6-week checkup with my OBGYN on Thursday, but I couldn’t wait any longer – I joined WeightWatchers Online and got started! Their PointsPlus program has a breastfeeding option, so I figured it was okay to start it since I’m not depriving myself of what I need to keep producing milk for C.
I’ve done WW online before and lost 10 pounds in one month (then I got pregnant with C and had to stop!), so I’m excited to start back up with it again. It’s so easy to see what you’re eating, what foods/which times of day are your weak points, and I love the graph that tracks your progress.
Now to wait until Thursday’s appointment to get the “ok” to start working out!
Ugh…I didn’t want it to get warm so quickly. I don’t have anything to wear!
I’m in this “in-between” phase for clothing options and it is not fun! I have a pair of maternity jeans from early in my pregnancy that I’ve been wearing, but they tend to fall down easily since I don’t have the belly to hold them up. I have sweatpants. Other than that…I need to lose another 2-3 inches in my waist before I can comfortably button my pre-pregnancy pants. Boo!!
This would be less of an issue if the seasons hadn’t changed drastically between my pregnancy and post-partum attire needs. I was pregnant in the height of winter, so all I have are warm clothes to wear right now!
Can’t wait for my 6-week checkup when I can get the OB’s “ok” to start working out. I have a feeling that, if I didn’t have a c-section, I would fit into all my pre-pregnancy clothes by now. But since I can’t do anything to workout my abs, it’s a bit difficult.
How long did it take you to get back into your pre-pregnancy clothes? What did you wear in your “in-between” phase?
This afternoon I had my two-week doctor appointment to check on my cesarean incision. I was worried about stepping on the scale at the doctor’s office, because I inevitably weigh more there than I do at home. Admittedly, I kept my shoes on so that if the result wasn’t favorable I could blame it on that. However(!), I lost 22 pounds!!!! I am SO excited. The most activity I have been able to do in the past 13 days since C’s delivery is going on a couple of slow walks and running a few brief errands around town. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that breastfeeding is simply the best diet ever.
I am hungry ALL. THE. TIME. Way hungrier than I was at any point in my pregnancy. (Okay, except for the few times that I was ravenous.) Yet, I’m dropping weight so quickly. I love it!
Here’s to hoping that the weight loss will continue to come easily, especially as I heal and am able to become more active.