When I was expecting my first child, I gained 17 kilograms. Before pregnancy, my weight was already quite high – 66 kg with a height of 159 cm. As a result, I arrived to maternity with a weight of 83 kg. Probably, just like for many expectant mothers, pregnancy lit a green light for me to eat everything I wanted.
I am a horrible sweet tooth, and my husband often spoiled me with cakes and ice cream. Besides, I had a difficult pregnancy, and had to spend almost all time resting on the bed. I had an emergency cesarean section, after which I had to recover both morally and physically. It was supposed to be an extremely happy life period, and I was in a terrible depression all the time…
Things changed, when my husband invited me to a bodybuilding competition. I looked at these beautiful men and women and… burst into tears! Because I wanted to be as beautiful and athletic, and did not believe that I could one day. Since that evening, I completely changed my life:
- First, I balanced the food,
- Then, I went to train in the gym,
- Later, I became a fitness trainer.
I am really grateful to my husband-athlete, who was there to give me all the support that I needed. However, I want to emphasize that I consulted with a doctor before I started training.
I have developed an eating system, which implied 5-6 meals a day, and I still eat like this.
- For breakfast, I always have oatmeal, a few egg whites and some fruit.
- For lunch and dinner, I cook buckwheat, rice or pasta from durum wheat, as well as meat or fish.
- Snacks during the day are cottage cheese, fruit, nuts or a sports supplement (protein).
I go to the gym 3-4 times a week, where I work through each group of muscles. During trainings, I take vitamin C to strengthen immunity and not get ill.
Thanks to such regime, six months later, when my first son turned one year old, I managed to lose 30 kg and was weighing 53-54 kg.
In just three months after this, I found out that I was pregnant again. My husband and I really wanted a second baby. Again, it was a difficult pregnancy, and my doctor forbidden exercising. At first, I was doing my best to keep on track, but then I relaxed and quietly for myself added 22 kg.
Before the birth, which, by the way, was also done through a C-section, I weighed 77 kg. I had to start all over again, but I already had the required knowledge. I worked as a fitness trainer, and began listening to my body.
However, it does not mean that everyone should do this carelessly. You need to consult your doctor.
- I made my training plan by myself, eliminating the burden on the back and the abs.
- I began eating properly from the first day after childbirth.
Now my second son is six months old, and my weight is 57 kg. I feel comfortable, but my transformation has not yet ended.
Many people, who saw my photos right after the I gave birth and now, say that I had a liposuction and, I quote, “cut off the sagging belly”. My toned figure is the result of proper nutrition and exercise. Yes, I do have stretch marks, but these can be eliminated only with pure magic.
To tone up and lessen the circumference of my abdominal area, every day I do a special exercise – stomach vacuum. Cesarean section is not a contraindication to it. In fact, it is the only thing that can be done to strengthen the abdominal muscles after childbirth.
The results are indeed fantastic! This story is sure to inspire young mothers. During pregnancy, it is important and necessary to maintain a balanced healthy diet. Adjust the calorie content of your nutrition and add light exercises.
The required amount of protein comes with natural nutrition sources. High-quality sports supplements (protein isolate) or basic amino acids BCAA’s (leucine, isoleucine, valine) can be added when:
Special sets of exercises aimed at straight and oblique muscles will also help you tighten the abdominal muscles. As for the sagging skin and stretch marks, you will be able to get rid of them with cosmetic treatment in clinics.