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! ;)