Here is a follow up blog which Demi can proudly call “My Successful Post Baby Fitness Journey”! Read and feel it through!
Now, that last blog was quite negative, I know. But what I wanted you all to see is that everyone has struggles. No matter who you are. No matter how fit or thin you are, at one time or another everyone has insecurities because everyone is human. I am a very honest person, I don’t hide anything and what you see is what you get.
My post baby fitness journey started here
After baby arrived, which was the best day of my life. I was pretty eager to get back into my usual exercise regime. But, I wasn’t prepared for how hard it would actually be. I waited until the 6 weeks when the doctors gave me the all clear to get back into light exercise. I had started walking once a day as soon as I got out of hospital, just so I could get some normality back into my life. Even as someone who is in the fitness industry, I took my time getting back into my fitness.
Your body has been through a very traumatic experience. And as much as you want to lose the baby weight quickly, you need to do it correctly and safe. Otherwise, you will actually go backwards and can potentially cause more postpartum issues. In the first week I have already lost about 10 kgs. This was I carried.
Before and after
I’m pretty embarrassed by these photos below. But the best way for me to show you that slow progress is the best progress is to show my before and after photos. I must add that I was back to my pre baby weight by 5 month postpartum. However, it took me up to 9 months to tone up again and completely lose that jelly belly.
They say it takes the same amount of time with baby out as it did to grow that tiny human. Hence, 9 months in and 9 months out. I am still not the fittest person in the world by any means, but I am a real person and there is no hiding here.
1 week postpartum:
1 Month Postpartum:
3 Months Postpartum: