losing pregnancy weight

Bodies By Design Client Star Profile Lore has challenges losing pregnancy weight as she tries to be in better shape then before she was pregnant

losing pregnancy weight

Lore and her Baby before Bodies by Design

As I write this I am staring at my one-year-old son and marveling at this little miracle. I reflect over the last year and 9 months and relive the whirlwind of emotions that I have felt. I have always been slim and fit my whole life, thanks to healthy eating, a good exercise routine and a little help from the gene pool. I had always wanted to be a mother, but my pregnancy had come very unexpectedly. I did not feel prepared for this challenge, but I guess you never do. I did not know what to expect throughout my pregnancy. And the thought of the inevitable weight I would gain frightened me. On April 22, 2005 after 22 hours in labour and an episiotomy I gave birth to an 8lbs 7oz healthy, happy boy.We named him Cristiano Vincenzo James, and after one look at him I knew that he would be the joy of my life! After the birth I was in excruciating pain. I could not sit, stand or care for my newborn son. Three weeks later I was admitted back into the hospital for an emergency D.N.C. Upon leaving the hospital I was an emotional wreck, but thankfully I have very supportive family and friends that helped me on the road to recovery.

losing pregnancy weight

Lore and her baby after Bodies by Design


As the storm finally settled, depression hit. I looked in the mirror and was horrified to see that I still looked as if I was 7 to 8 months pregnant! I cried a lot, and struggled daily with self-esteem. Two and a half months later I finally received the o.k. from my doctor to start exercising again. I began at home with a basic workout. Within a month I felt stronger and healthier, both mentally and physically. At this point I decided I was ready to “hit the gym”. I came back to Bodies by Design where I had the pleasure to work with Jason, Daniel and Christian. They played a huge part in my success and my renewed confidence through positive attitude, encouragement and personal care. I began another challenge soon after as I returned to work. Learning how to balance work, home and a child was difficult but with my new positive outlook I was able to do all of this and more.

It has been a year and I have lost 30 lbs! I think Kris and my son for keeping me on the move. The next challenge for me? To be in better shape then before I get pregnant… there’s no stopping me now!

Thanks BBD!

Lore G. 

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