Well! It’s been a while since I’ve been on here! My beautiful boy came three weeks early and it has been a whirlwind of snuggles and mediocre sleep 😂
As you know I had a very healthy pregnancy and labour was a breeze all things considering (don’t hate me🙈). I chose to have Maddog naturally and I am so grateful for my experience. I was able to return to my regular activity seamlessly the week we left the hospital…this included working out and hiking shortly after. No I am not just lucky…I had a very intentional pregnancy and delivery.
I can definitely admit I am eager to get my pre-baby body back and sometimes have a hard time respecting the process. Pregnancy is a beautiful experience and I have learnt to love my body even more…that even includes my stretched skin and cellulite. It takes time to reduce these things, I get it, so I’ve put my focus in improving my fitness level to where it was pre-baby. Lucky for me that involves a lot of hiking! Thank youuu summer! 🌞 focusing on the things I can improve help me keep a sound mind and keeps me positive and inspired. The aesthetics will come when they come.
This photo was taken one week post partum. I chose to share this as a true testament to how healthy living can positively effect your body and mind during pregnancy and post partum.
I lost a lot of my baby weight within the first couple days, but I also felt in control during labour and I was filled with energy during, after and ongoing. Not only does this make me feel good, it means I can give my son 100%.
This second picture is from 6 weeks post partum.
I’ve been working hard on strength gains and active cardio. I call it active cardio because I am pushing myself and making my body work. For me that means I kick my ass on a 12 km hike or set of stairs as opposed to just walking around the block. I make sure my body is working hard 💪 Change takes hard work and dedication but I’m so happy with how far I’ve come and am grateful to my body for my son, and for packing him around so he can explore the world from day 1.