Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Little Rant

In a moment of honesty, I had a bit of a breakdown last night.  Nothing to be overly worried about... just me being impatient, upset, and ridiculous about the current state of my post-partum body. Admittedly, I am probably unrealistic in my expectations of losing all that extra weight so quickly.  But in my defense, its hard not to when a good majority of my friends who have had babies seemingly popped out their kids and left the hospital looking perfect or at the very least have not worked out at all and still look amazing within weeks. Why can't I be one of those people?

On top of all that, my PUPP (pregnancy-related rash) came back with a vengeance!  My dermatologist says that my case is one of the worst she's seen (of course) and so I'm on another round of prednisone for the next few weeks.  Prednisone, as is evidence on my face, arms, thighs, and belly causes bloating and weight gain.  Awesome.  Oh, one more thing... I got a call from my OB and apparently I have some kind of residual bacterial infection from pregnancy so am now also taking four horse pills every four hours for the next seven days.  What can I say...?  Mama is a hot mess! 

At my 6-week post-partum check-up, I was finally cleared to start exercising.  Since then, I've started doing some workout videos at home when the baby lets me put him down.  I've also incorporated some old school methods accessed via YouTube - 8-Minute Abs & Windsor Pilates.  I'm hoping that once I'm off the meds the weight will come off more easily/quickly (fingers crossed).  

Thanks for letting me complain.  I know this should be the least of my worries.  I know it took 9 months to gain this weight and shouldn't expect to lose it all in a matter of weeks.  Despite this rant, it isn't my #1 priority but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't on my list of top 5!  ;)  Anyway, I'm done for now. Wish me luck, friends! And most of all, wish David luck who has to hear me bitch all the time!  ;)   


  1. It's ok you can rant, rage and complain all you want. You deserve an outlet to get out whatever you need to. You are doing an amazing job raising little Sebastian and I'm really just in awe how much patience, love, and care you have in the mist of dealing with all the unfortunate luck you've have over the last 11months. I get frustrated after only a few hours when he's being a fussy/crying baby and can't imagine how you do it all day by yourself! I have so much respect for moms, parents and especially any single parents out there.
    I love you just the way you are and know that you want to get back to or even in better physical condition that you were pre-seabass but you've got your priorities in order and trust me you will get to where you want to be...might just take a little longer than you'd like. Does this mean we're going on some kind of diet? How about I'll do you a favor and eat the rest of the ice cream cake! :p

  2. Thanks, Hubs! Well, we DO need to do a little better in terms of our eating habits. We'll see about that ice cream cake though... it's just so darn good! ;)

  3. P.S. Don't you love how we're the only ones commenting on our own blog?! We should probably just talk to each other like normal married people. ;)

  4. I'll comment! Char, I felt exactly the same way as you do. Even though everyone says "it takes time", "give yourself a break", "you just had a BABY!" I still felt so discouraged and depressed at the state of my body. It's hard not to desperately just want to have your body back! And yes, you did go through a lot, and he's still just a little guy. You'll get there. And when you do, you'll feel all the more accomplished!

    1. Hi Erica, SO nice to know I'm not alone! Everyone else makes it look so easy! You, btw, look amazing! Look at you already in your bikini! Good work, mama! :) Can't wait 'til I start to look more like myself again...