Let me start with some honesty, after I had Maddox I was the mom that a lot of women hated. Why? Because within about a month of having him I wasn't just down to my pre-baby weight, I was SMALLER than I was before I was pregnant with him. I have worn a size 4 in jeans since high-school and my weight has only ever fluctuated within 5 pounds. A month after having Maddox I was purchasing size 2 in everything because my old pants were falling down and sagging on my butt. My top size changed from my typical small to x-small. I was told that nursing would work wonders, but I didn't realize it would work that good! I mean I was eating whatever I wanted, not hardly working out, nursing like a dadgum milk cow and I couldn't keep any weight on. Here is a picture showing how stick thin I was. Even my wrists look scrawny.
Now, almost six months in with baby number two, I can't get an ounce of the weight off! And she nurses like a wild animal. I swear the elasticity in my belly is gone - I have the saggy skin to prove it. My thighs are more than touching. My face has filled out. My hips have gotten wider.
Let me just stop real quick to make sure you know I'm not knocking myself. I had a BABY! I give myself plenty of grace in the post-partum body department. But after six months and working out I am ready to see some changes people!
I am getting to the point where I need to start buying the next jean size up and I'm purchasing looser fitting tops more than ever. When I'm home I am in my husbands t-shirts because they are loose and cover my butt. It's reality and there is nothing wrong with that, but I think it's time to start setting in hard on counting macros, paying attention fully to what I'm eating and pushing myself harder in workouts. I have been focusing more on building muscle, but I think I need some more HIIT (high intensity interval training) to really see some progress, then when I get back down to my pre baby weight I can start hitting the heavy weights hard for muscle gains.
Until then I will stick to loose fitting shirts the hide the belly bulge and this top is a winner for just that! Plus it doesn't hurt that it's nursing friendly too! I added my new favorite blush skinnies (which I also bought in olive) and peep toe booties for a soft feminine look for church a few weeks ago.
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