As mother’s to be, we all look forward to the day when we can hold our little baby in our arms; we look forward to that tiny little human being that is a part of us and will love us unconditionally. We know that our bodies will change during our pregnancy and that it will be uncomfortable to go through at times, but we also know that it’ll be worth it when we can hold our son or daughter and see that they are ok..
However, until our baby is born, we don’t fully comprehend what having him/her will mean for our body and the work it’ll take to get it into shape afterwards. We don’t’ realize just how many stretch marks we will get, the lack of sleep we’d suffer from, or how much time it’s going to take to care for a new baby, the potential for developing diastasis recti and how much it hurts and takes a toll on our body.
When your son or daughter is born, it all hits you head on and it may start to seem as though there is no time to exercise or build back up; it seems like every spare minute is spent taking care of him/her. As a result, some of us resign ourselves to the fact that this new body is ours now and it will never be the same as it used to be or it’ll never be what we want it to be.
I want to tell you now though that this is not true. Yes it’ll take dedication, determination, and time to get our bodies back, but we can do it. Every mother has her own hurdles to get over whether it be diastasis recti, losing their baby weight, strengthening their body, getting over back pains, and more.
I’ve gone through the ups and downs of multiple pregnancies and the dozens of challenges that present themselves when I began trying to get back in shape, and I want other mothers like myself to be able to learn from the mistakes I’ve made without having to make those mistakes themselves.