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Getting Back the Old Me (Victoria)

October 19, 2010

I was terrified of what could happen to my body when I was pregnant. I was put on bedrest at 27 weeks and was not kind to my body gaining 50 pounds. I have finally lost most of my pregnancy weight now at almost 2 years postpartum and am so thankful that I have relatively bounced back. I worked hard to get back into shape and hope to inspire others that a little hard work can go a long way!

~Age: 26
~Number of pregnancies and births: 1 pregnancy and birth
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: Almost 2

My pictures:
A shot of my belly minutes before my cesarean
I was so glad to see my belly deflate at 2 weeks postpartum
a closeup of how my belly looks now after several months of hard work
from the side

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11 Responses to “Getting Back the Old Me (Victoria)”

  1. KatieM Says:
    October 19th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    You look great, congrats on getting back in shape! What kind of core exercises do you do? I’ve found that planks work wonders, but love to hear what others found to be effective.

  2. Stacy Hammond Says:
    October 19th, 2010 at 8:24 am

    You look great. How far along were you when you had your caesarean?

  3. debs Says:
    October 19th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    wow you look great, totally jealous,lol.

  4. ames Says:
    October 19th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    wow, your skin is so tight! you look beautiful preggo and now!

  5. C Says:
    October 19th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    You look fab! how did you get your tummy so fit after a c-section?!

  6. Ashley Says:
    October 19th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Nice work! You look great! I gained a bunch and ended up having a c-section too :( I wasn’t as lucky when it comes to not getting any stretchmarks though!

  7. Mary V Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Go mama, you look great! And the preggo belly is adorable :)

  8. Victoria Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Thanks everyone!

    I’m ashamed to say that for the first 15 months post partum I never really exercised and even gained a lot that year. It wasn’t until the light bulb went off at 15 months PP that I decided I needed to get my butt in gear. I used Spark People to track my calories and did a lot of cardio mainly using the treadmill, stationary bikes, and rollerblading.

    Genetics are to blame for the tight tummy and no stretch marks I think. I have yet to do a sit up, but need to start that soon!

  9. Lauren Says:
    October 21st, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    You look great! C – you can do all the same ab workouts after a C section as before, once you’re well healed of course! Its not damaged forever! The trick is to see your abs you have to lose body fat, its far more about that than about doing pilates unfortunately.

  10. Jinx Says:
    October 30th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    WOW! You looked great pregnant, and now you look even better! Jealous of your genes lol. But then again you have worked hard to get to where you are, so congratulations!

  11. Thandi Says:
    November 5th, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Well done!You look great!

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