I just saw you were a fitness model. This TED Talk really helped me and I think it might help you as well. https://www.ted.com/talks/tiffiny_hall_after_baby_don_t_bounce_back_bounce_forward_tiffiny_hall_tedxdocklands Tiffiny Hall is a personal trainer and had just launched a fitness business when she had her baby. She was one of the trainers for Biggest Loser and has written fitness books.
Go for walks with baby. Preferably in a green setting. It will help with the baby weight, with the mental health aspect, etc.
Thanks Claudia! I want my abs back too, I was a fitness model prior to the baby so I’m right there with you. I’ll look into the treatment for stretch marks. Thank you for the encouraging words
In conclusion: I gained weight and I don't have any muscle left, I have cellulite, weird breastfeed boobs, bigger arms (which I never had before), tired eyes and a bigger chin...and I feel crappy about it despite any compliment I might have received and I refuse to wear anything revealing and so on, but I try to enhance what I still like, put some make up on even baby doesn't care 😂, eat some health-ish yummy food and cheer myself up everyday. Our bodies are different, but we can treat them right anyway and be gentle with ourselves, even if it's hard 💗
Stretch marks: I had 90% of them after having my baby....I almost though I was blessed with incredible genetics/oiling daily worked but apparently not. I agreed withy husband to have them treated professionally: RF microneedling helped a lot (I received an offer and paied 1000£ for six sets - I did only three until now but I can already see that they are not as deep as they used to be and are smoothing out). I also just started using a silicon gel. To be honest, if ai manage to get fit in the next months, I don't care about stretch marks that much...I just want abs instead of the marshmallow tummy that I have now. Let's not talk about the cellulite on my legs.
Heya! I am almost 3 months PP. I really don't like my body now as I'm used to look much better, fitter. The first month I was just in disbelief and now I just hope some kind of magic to happen and get rid of the extra weight, cellulite and so on soon. I went for a run once and in the gym once, but as my partner works until late and can't look after the baby when I feel like have some energy to train, I just can't go. When he's home early enough, I might need to catch up with chores or just need some rest as I feel exhausted sometimes. I think it's part of deal. My husband doesn't seem to care at all, but I do. I decided to be more gentle to myself and be patient as I know that with time I will get back to my shape.
Thank you @Thalia I’ll give it a listen