I was 38 when I had my baby last September (I?m 39 now). I put on a lot of water weight, which came off easily, and about 20 pounds of non-water weight, which hasn?t budged. (I?m at 216 now. I was at almost 250 when I had my baby.)
I have been dieting and working out (weights 3x/week, cardio 2x/week) and I wish I could say it was making a difference. The weights have been upped twice now as I get stronger so you?d think you could see it in my body. Nope. The shots below are front and side shots taken today (10 months and 2 weeks PP) both with my gut sucked in and letting it hang loose. If you look really carefully (i.e., squint), you can see a hint of muscle starting in my upper abdomen? maybe.
I hated my body before I had my baby and that hasn?t changed. I can?t really say I hate it more though, so I guess that?s something. And, you know what?, I don?t hate the stretch marks. They don?t bother me at all. Not one iota. It?s all that belly flibbidyblopping around that I hate, the fat that lops over my c-section scar and the pendulous arms, the thighs so large that thunder quakes with fear at the thought.
I am only getting the courage to share these as so many of the people that post here are still so beautifully slender and feel so badly about themselves. I wanted to put these up so that other women my size (XL/2XL at the moment) know they aren?t alone either.
Despite hating my body, I?d do it again in a heartbeat. It took us over 3 years to conceive my daughter; we?ve been trying again since the 6 week PP mark. Hopefully, it won?t take 3 years this time.