It’s been nearly 15 months since I was last pregnant, and while I’ve basically gotten back to my pre-pregnancy weight, I am definitely not in my pre-prego shape! Okay, so I wasn’t in super tip top condition when I became pregnant the first time, but if my memory serves me correctly, there wasn’t as much “overhang” aka “muffin top” oozing out the top of the exact same pairs of jeans in my closet. Moms I know you hear me…it’s tough to adjust to the body changes during and after pregnancy… and yes, we all would love to magically shrink down to a small waist…with a flat tummy. The fact is we’re all different and while I have some girlfriends who really have AMAZING physiques…the majority really have to work HARD to get back to where they started.
I also have this theory that since I had surgery for a c-section, the inner incision is sort of keeping my “pooch” up. If you’re not familiar, this is what I’m talking about, the outer incision is low, in your bikini area…but there’s also an inner incision, where they cut to get the baby out of your uterus. Now, when I look at my body, while there’s only one scar down below, there also seems to be “divide” where I have the “overhang” and that’s where I imagine the inner incision to be! Maybe I’m way off base, but I’m thinking that is not helping me smooth the belly FLAT! I mean it’s like I have a constant food baby hanging off my midsection.
I know, I know…regular exercise and eating right are what will ultimately help me get to my desired shape. I’m working on it. I need to really block out the time to go to the gym and put in the work. I could also lighten up on my cookie intake – which isn’t that bad…BUT probably isn’t helping my cause either. So, c-section mamas, tell me what you think about my “theory” and if you’d have success flattening it out, what worked for you? And for all the other mamas, how did you flatten it out and tighten it up??
Here’s another post regarding my C-Section experience >> Scar by C-Section