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
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.
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!
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