Just before the birth of our third child, my husband decided to commit to getting fit. Over the last 10 months, he has dropped weight and added a lot of muscle. He looks great. I’m happy for him. And I’m frustrated for myself.
I’m not sure if it’s age or baby number three, but my body has not recovered in the same way it did after my first two children. I gained 40+ pounds with each of my pregnancies and was able to take most of the weight off within a year, minus a few lingering pounds. As of right now, I am nearly 10 months post-partum and within a couple pounds of pre-baby weight. Even so, my body is not the same. My stomach especially looks as though it has just given up. It is a protruding flabby mess. At least in my eyes. (more…)