Two months ago, I had my second c-section and met my daughter, Halligan. I'm just starting to get back to a normalish routine. By normalish I mean that we leave the house sometimes, and I've been to the grocery store twice. I don't know much about recovering from a vaginal birth, but life after a c-section, and then another c-section, is no joke. My abdomen was all kind of stabby for weeks. I was cleared for exercise by my doctor at six weeks, but let's be honest; at six weeks I was just getting back to wearing my regular underwear and not the granny panties I bought to avoid irritating my incision.
Halligan is nine weeks old and I have worked out a total of six times. Having been in good shape when I got pregnant, I was expecting to bounce back this time. I gained less weight this pregnancy and stayed modestly active. Yet at my six week checkup, I weighed exactly the same as I did at six weeks after my first pregnancy. And I'm winded quickly and sore often when I exercise. But I'm cutting myself some slack and not getting discouraged, because I spent 41 weeks and 3 days...more
I'm so excited to be blogging for Fit4Mom of Harford County! A little about myself- My name is Sara. I've been married to my husband, Adam, for almost four years. We have a two and a half year old son, August, and are expecting another baby next month! I stay home with August during the day, and I also keep a blog called No Purple Walls. Recently, I've been featured on the website Scary Mommy.
I've been a Fit4Mom member for over two years. I started coming to Stroller Strides classes when August was about six-months old. I had been seeing a personal trainer and was working on getting in shape after having a baby, having never been active before in my life. After my first class with Stroller Strides, I stopped seeing my trainer and joined; it kicked my butt! And I was immediately really happy to be meeting other moms in the area.
As time went on, I became more and more active as a result of my time with Stroller Strides. Last spring, we began an eight-week challenge to improve our fitness and make healthy food choices. This was such a turning point for me! My...more