I’ve always been gordita and I gain weight just thinking about a carb. I don’t have to stray much from the norm to feel my jeans getting tighter — I know because I’ve been a range of sizes from 6 to 18.
Naturally during my pregnancies I gained weight. When I had my son in 2009 I was in pretty bad shape due to having pre-eclampsia, a risky birth and a blood transfusion. I didn’t focus on losing the baby weight until I regained my strength which took a good 6 months.
With my second pregnancy I started at a lower weight. After my daughter was born, I felt good in terms of actual weight since I didn’t have much to lose. However, depression and anxiety struck like a bolt of lightening.
Sponsored by FitTea PostNatal FatBurner. Losing the baby weight struggle stories are my own #PostNatalFatBurner
My world was knocked upside down and I literally felt like something out of The Walking Dead.
I had no control over myself and my life. I binged, drank, didn’t sleep, and I found myself literally OUT OF MY MIND. Not having a healthy mind lead to an unhealthy body. This was more than just a few extra pounds, I was 30 lbs. heavier, weak and malnourished.
Motherhood is rough enough so how are we expected to eat healthy and get fit when our brain is zapped due to sleep deprivation and partial insanity?
After seeking professional help I began to eat better, but weight is not easy to take off when your metabolism has been on a permanent siesta.
For anyone looking around for options, consider FitTea PostNatal Fatburner as an herbal supplement to help in losing the baby weight, even if you are breastfeeding. As always, check with your doctor first and clear any doubts.
As for me, it’s been two years but I’m working on getting there and let me know what works for you!