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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Body Talk

As most of us know, having a baby greatly distorts and contorts a woman's body. My muscles, joints and skin became completely unrecognizable both in how I looked and how I felt. I gained forty pounds by the end of the pregnancy and simply getting off the couch was a tremendous effort. I knew that it would take time to get back to my old self after Sierra was born. I have been an avid exerciser for years and didn't expect to be as out of shape as I was. I was constantly tired and my bones ached after a simple walk.
For the last month and a half or so I have been back to regular, fairly intense exercise. I love Tea-Bo DVDs and my treadmill. When I first started I just about cried - I could barely do a sit up! But I persevered and the other day my husband said that my mid-section was noticeably tighter! HUGE points for him. This week I suddenly noticed that my body felt stronger as I did the workouts. I can even do most of the sit ups in the ab DVD! (my abs suffered the most during pregnancy, hmm I wonder why?) I don't feel tired during the day and I sleep better at night. I am actually starting to look forward to my exercise time. Now about what I eat.......


Carla said...

I guess I should edit my notes a bit more carefully before posting!

apaintersmind said...

Oh man, good for you Carla! I have yet to see some change in my bod. Yes thats right...I said bod.

Oh and P.S. there is a function that lets you go in and edit your posts after you post them.

Carla said...

Okay, I figured out how to edit my own blog.