Which post-baby body do you most resemble: Christina Aguilera or Nicole Richie?
I’m more of a Christina type. Weeks (ok, really months!) later, I still have that extra weight hanging on my hips, thighs and stomach. Some people swear that breastfeeding just melts away the pounds but unfortunately that has not happened for me. I am definitely still draggin’ a little extra in my wagon and sporting the dreaded muffin top!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I still think Christina looks amazing. She is just a little over a month postpartum and I admire that fact that she is out and about. Most other celebrities seem to stay in hiding until they can magically fit back into their pre-pregnancy jeans.
Yes, at one point in her life she was dangerously thin, but she did gain a good amount of weight during her pregnancy and delivered a healthy 6lb, 7 oz baby girl. Looking at her now though it is hard to imagine she was even pregnant, much less just over a month ago!
How does that happen? Genes. It is all in the genes. Some people are born with a metabolism that works in overdrive and just melts the pounds away. I have several friends who drop back to their original size (or smaller!) within weeks after having baby. They do it with little to no effort because their bodies just work that way.
I am not so lucky to get those genes, so I must focus on eating a clean diet and burning extra calories through exercise. That is just my reality and there is no point in trying to fight it! My pre-pregnancy jeans are still waiting faithfully for me to come back to them. I know I’ll get there and hopefully it will happen before Christina Aguilera gets back into hers!
So tell me, are you a Christina or a Nicole when it comes to your postpartum weight? Was there something specific you did or did your genes help you get back into your jeans?
picture source: People.com