I have mixed feelings about how this week went but it has allowed me to reflect a lot on my post baby mumma body. I didn’t put in a lot of effort this week and that is mostly due to what i believe to be the impending visit of Aunt Flo aka that time of the month. The reason it has made me reflect on my post baby mumma bod is because i now have a lot of symptoms each month before, during and after. These symptoms were non existent prior to pregnancy.
post baby mumma bod
Before pregnancy i was one of the very lucky ladies that did not suffer any symptoms and would almost say my monthly was a non event for me. Now it is a different story. Just before it appears i feel like the life has been sucked out of me. No energy to the point of exhaustion, constantly tired, bloated and of course cranky.
This is the obvious one considering i am on a lifestyle change due to my body. I now carry most of my weight around my middle where before it would spread evenly all over. This has created a fat, flabby, saggy belly It is also a lot harder to lose the weight.
Big Fat Feet
My feet became swollen during pregnancy and they have never been the same again. They are at least one size bigger and now swell when i over do things.
My boobies were not perfect before pregnancy and breastfeeding. They now are saggy, floppy sacks hanging off my chest that are covered in stretch marks.
Weird Crazy Hair
After birth i started growing a ring of fluff around my hair line. It looked crazy, it was like a fluffy fringe growing and it was uncontrollable. Even now 18 months later they still stand out to me as i have long hair and these are only about 5inchs long so don’t quite tie back and fluff and curl as the humidity rises.
I am now a chronic snorer and often wake up with a dry sore throat. Before pregnancy i would only snore when unwell and would often find myself drooling.
The body i have is mine and all it’s imperfections are like a map of events in my life so i would not change it. I have just been surprised at how it has changed due to pregnancy but then it is a miraculous thing to create life. So other than my weight i plan to wear the rest of my imperfections with pride.
Mummy tummy be gone
Back to how my week went. Activity was lower than last week but not completely terrible. My food was and has been pretty consistent for the last few weeks now. My portion sizes were an issue for me but they are about half of what i used to eat. This leaves me feeling content rather than full or over full now. With all this my numbers did not budge at all.
MY WEIGHT LOSS CHART
I really need to pull my finger out and try a lot harder. If anyone has any great tips for a mumma that doesn’t like exercise feel free to share them with me.