OK so I know I am certainly not the first woman to struggle with her post pregnancy body, but I just wanted to vent a little bit here as it seems quite unfair to me at the moment. Most of you would remember that my pregnancy was brutal at the beginning throwing up for months many times a day.. Result - well I lost 30 pounds in the first 4 months of prenancy and in doing so really only got to my pre pregnancy weight about 2 weeks before the girls came 10 weeks early. What that means is I really was only a couple pounds heavier pregnant with twins... WOW that sounds so wonderful doesn't it??? Well what has happened after having the babies is that my body was in some type of starvation mode and now that I am able to eat and keep food down I am putting weight on. ARGH.. SOOOO frustrating to be post babies and know I should be loosing baby weight but am going in the other direction because my body is storing it up in case what happened, happens again.
SO, my questions are
1. Did anything like this happen to any of you and how did you deal with it???
2. What did you use for motivation to get you moving and try to get your body back??
3. Any favourite exercises to help?
4. Favourite healthy snack perhaps with some flavour?
The pool is open so I am going to try to get into it for some laps like I have a couple of times this past week.. Swimming is amazing exercise as I have discovered. Finding time is the hard part with twins.. Plus I am feeling like I am constantly hungry as I am "nursing" two babies and I am suppose to take in an extra 1000 calories a day to produce enough...
So maybe I am just needing to vent, but I think I am looking more for advice and support. I get so frustrated some days because my clothes don't fit right and nothing seems to fit across the chest... LIKE NOTHING...I know its only been 12 weeks since the twins were taken out and then I had to recover from the C-section and then I spent most of my time at the NICU and then we moved...but it is summer and we have a pool, and I almost cried getting dressed this morning...