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I am a runner that runs 70-80 miles a week. I have 5 children ages 13, 11, 9, 2, and 1. I just want to share that despite working very hard on my body this is what I am left with.


in Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Submissions
5 comments… add one
  • Beth Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 8:13 am

    Thank you for sharing/posting. This is very helpful.

  • Kit Sunday, September 6, 2015, 11:51 am

    So many posts on here and yours is so brief but it’s very powerful. You run 70 to 80 miles a week and I don’t doubt that in your running gear you look strong and athletic and the loose skin on your abdomen doesn’t show. People would look at you running and admire you for your strength and stamina. And if they knew you they’d admire you for your strength and stamina for having five children and still finding the time to run 70 to 80 miles a week. So why does that all become irrelevant when we see a small bit of a loose skin? I don’t know but I wanted to say I admire you and I think you look really strong. And I admire you for running. I run too (I have three children and only run around 20 miles a week so a lot less of all things!) so I know the power of it. And I know it makes you feel strong inside and, when your legs and lungs are burning and you’re bored of running again, again, again, that should count for something; that should matter more than whether the skin on our bellies is tight enough for us and everyone else.

  • Sara Monday, September 7, 2015, 1:39 am

    Well your in the greatest shape! And thank you for this. Made me feel so better. Im 9 months after and I still look pregnant

  • Kris Monday, September 7, 2015, 1:52 pm

    You look amazing and healthy. The work you are putting into your body is clearly paying off. Not only do you look amazing, but your health will always stay with you. Cheers.

  • Tessa Tewksbury Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:12 pm

    I’m so glad I happened upon this! I’m on my own fitness journey. I’m losing weight, and my stomach is just a wreck. Nothing other than plastic surgery will give me a flat stomach again. I know no matter how much I loose, my stomach will become saggier and wrinklier from all the stretch marks. I keep wondering what it will look like when I reach my goals. And this gives me hope. Hope that it won’t look nearly as bad as I imagine it will. I think you look great. Loose skin and all. And better yet, I admire your abilities! I’m not there yet, but you inspire me so much!

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