The Dreaded C-Section PouchDanielle
Since Addison was born, between breastfeeding, eating right, and exercising (besides chasing after three kids) I have been able to successfully lose 35 pounds after only gaining 11 pounds during my pregnancy.
I have no shame in sharing my hate for the “pouch” or “pooch” as I call it. Which is a result of three cesarean deliveries. No matter what I do, and what kind of stomach and ab focused exercises I do… it doesn’t want to go anywhere.
I am almost jealous of the women who have had c-sections and didn’t end up with this kind of pouch after the fact, because I know they are out there!
While I am still on the path to lose another 20 pounds before the weight I not only should be for my height, but also for my own personal satisfaction, I have a feeling that the only way that pouch is going anywhere is with plastic surgery. Something I do not have in my plans for sure!
I have photographed my progress as well as sharing it with my readers because moms need to know there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to your body postpartum. You made a baby! Another human being! That is a big deal, and none of us are celebrities with chefs and trainers on staff, we do the best that we can, and that is good enough!
As long as you are happy with your progress, that is all that matters right? And if you aren’t happy… work on it, do something about it, one day at a time though. Know that you aren’t going to be that size 2 petite little thing you were back in high school… our bodies change and we may never see that again. I’ve come to terms with that.
But you can bet your bottom dollar that I am going to work hard to get back to what I will be 100% happy with.
How did you feel about your postpartum body?