Transformation Tuesday | Post Baby

I am not big on posting transformation pictures, and REALLY not big on showing of skin in my pictures. Today, I am changing that. I need to start being more comfortable in my skin. With it being Transformation Tuesday, I figured today is a good day to start. I don't want to be skinny, I want to be strong. I used to want to be skinny, and now I am want to be comfortable with how I look.

It's been a year since I had my son, Jackson, and I wanted to do a post on how I got back to my pre-pregnancy body. It wasn't easy, I wanted to give up, but I kept going. Having a great support system also helps - A LOT.

Left February 28, 2014 | Right March 1, 2015

My pregnancy with Jackson was a lot easier than my pregnancy with Charlotte. I gained 40 pounds instead of 63. I stayed as active as I could - lots of walking, some yoga, and light weights. My diet was 80/20 Paleo - sometimes you need pizza. Getting back into the workout routine was a little tough. Having two C-sections, and getting back into the workout routine wasn't easy.

After having Jackson, I did a few Whole30's, I eat a mostly Paleo diet, and worked my ass off. Running, yoga, lifting weights. I was never big on lifting weights - that area of the gym scared me. Now, I have no problem doing the leg press, or working my arms. I used to just do cardio, and leave.

Don't mind my super red makeup less face!! I had a killer arm workout at the gym, and my arms were shaking trying to take my arm picture!! AND WHO WEARS MAKEUP TO THE GYM. HAHA!!

We should all inspire other people to be better, and work hard. Not compete with each other, and make someone feel bad for not looking a certain way. I have struggled with my weight after having my daughter in 2010 - it's not easy. Now I know what works for me, and what foods don't. Don't let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. KEEP GOING!

xo, stephanie 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited to get back on a full fitness journey once I have the baby. I'll be having my second c-section very soon. Thanks for sharing your success. You are definitely an inspiration especially on the food. I need all the help I can get with food.