[unedited, raw, only brightened and first picture I took, not sucking in or flexing and yes, in my bathroom about to go biking]
This is a hard one to share as I’m being vulnerable and open. This is my 8 month postpartum body. I train 3-4x a week, mostly from home on my bike, body weight exercises and 1x at the gym/crossfit lifting heavy. I have not been able to do a single core exercise due to my bad diastasis recti and am doing rehab with @bouncebackphysicaltherapy.
My DR is bad from being pregnant for 17 months with a 2 month break.
I am eating clean 80% of the time ( ugh maybe 75%) and stear clear of dairy and gluten as I have intolerances that don’t go well with my system. I drink 3-4L of water a day and do enjoy my red wine. This isn’t a post to brag or get affirmations about how I look only 8 months post babe. I’m also not looking for criticism about how much I train and how I should be looking better. I’m also not shaming other moms about their bodies. I’m here to share and empower.
Am I where I want to be? No way. Am I balanced? Yes. Am I trying to balance training for a bike race that has me doing so much cardio when the only way I sculpt and shape my body is through weights? Yes. Will I ever get my six pack back? 🤷🏼♀️. Did I grow 3 babies in 4 years? Heck yes. Do I have saggy boobs from breastfeeding and cellulite on my butt? Yup (ask my friends about my PP boob analogy😂) I love it all!
Training for me is way more than aesthetic. It’s a way of life. I have so many moms message or text me asking how I do it. I just do it. It’s a priority. Instead of curling up watching tv when the kids are sleeping, I will hop on my bike for an hour. I will choose to not eat certain things as I know it won’t feel good the next day.
It’s about CONSISTENCY. Every day, every week. Not going hard for 2 weeks and then giving up. It’s about grinding it out, day in and day out. And NEVER giving up. You are strong mama and you’re worth it to live your best life!