On my blog, I’ve been documenting my weight loss since giving birth. However, on YouTube, I was waiting until I had lost all the weight. That hasn’t happened but it was time to publish the video.
We started shooting updates 3 weeks postpartum. Then we shot another around 11 weeks and then at 19 weeks. However, I’m not fixated on the scale anymore. It’s an easy measure of progress but I’m more focused on feeling strong, being able to run 4 miles at a 9 minute mile pace and having the strength to carry my large child.
I wish I had taken pictures starting the day after giving birth but I also chose not to upload any pictures until 6 weeks. I didn’t want to make new moms feels bad about not losing their baby weight faster. I didn’t have a six pack 10 days after giving birth. I never meant to shame anyone who did. I also felt embarrassed that I didn’t look back to my normal self after a couple weeks.
I wanted to share my journey to maybe inspire others to continue working out during pregnancy. I do know that every pregnancy is different, as is every delivery, working environment and relationship. It’s my job to literally be “Sarah Fit.” I don’t have to balance going to an office in the morning with bringing my son to daycare. I can literally plan my schedule around my workouts. I am very fortunate to be able to make a living from home. I’m telling you this as my disclaimer.
It’s funny watching the video now. I’m super quiet in the beginning because Tommy is sleeping. I haven’t had the time to get my hair cut or colored since before Tommy was born. And it’s just funny to slowly see my apartment get furnished… slowly.
I’ll continue to share my progress as people seem interested in it. If you want me to shut up though, feel free to tell me down below in the comments. I’m open to constructive criticism. I guess I look at my progress as being slow and not all that impressive but pretty ordinary. Again, I don’t want to shame anyone but if I have, let me know. Personally, I HATE the 6 pack selfies a week post delivery. If you have one, let your partner enjoy it. We don’t need to see it right away. I don’t think I’m doing that but maybe I’m bias…
Hey! I love this post! Thanks for keeping it real and not freaking out about having 6-pack abs 2 days post-partum! So refreshing! I have had 3 babies myself and can totally relate. With all 3, my weight was within a few lbs of pre-pregnancy, but that last 5 hung on for the duration of breastfeeding. I think it’s “nursing boob weight”, which I am just fine with! ????
Well done Sarah on your progress great inspiration for mothers.
You look amazing Sarah! I love that you’re showing us your progress and you showed that you achieved this without starving yourself and overexerting yourself!
You look amazing. Did you wear any abdominal binder/postpartum belt after giving birth?
No, I didn’t
Hi Sarah! Great job on the weight loss. And thanks for calling out those people who like to show off their nice, toned abs right after delivering a baby. It’s not realistic, and it’s putting all the moms out there under more pressure of getting a perfect body post-pregnancy. As it is, women are under pressure enough about getting a perfect body.
Rebecca with Defensesoap says
Hey Sarah! You did such a great job. It’s really inspiring to watch the way you get into the shape right after delivering a baby. Thanks for sharing!
Sara @ saralouyoga says
You go girl! Everyone is so different and I love how supportive this post is! The most important thing is to LOVE yourself and EMBRACE your body…no matter what stage you’re at! xo
Thanks for this! Im currently just about 26 wks pregnant with my first child and I wonder a lot about what my body will be like after delivering a baby! I stay in shape now the best I can working out while pregnant, but I never know what will happen once the baby comes and if the weight will be hard to lose. thanks for sharing!!!