Being a new mom in the blogging world can bring on a lot of pressure. Pressure to look and be your best at all times. Hair, makeup, clothes everything has to be on point always. Even if you are only a few months removed from having a baby. This is just a small snip it of what bloggers deal with daily. And for me, getting back to my pre-baby body was something I was going to have to work on.
The biggest lesson I learned while pregnant was not to compare myself to other pregnant women. However it took a while. I would sit and scroll, and scroll some more thinking to myself, why? Why don’t I look like this pregnant? How is this girl still wearing normal clothes at 8 months? Then, they have the baby, leave the hospital looking fabulous and are back in what seems like a size 0 the next week!
As I said above, it took a while but I learned not to judge or compare myself to anyone else . I had to understand that everyones body is different. I had to work hard to get my body back after Harper. People constantly said to me, you look amazing for just having a baby! However in my head I wanted to scream and yell that its been 4 months since I had Harper via C-Section, I can not work out nor can I fit IN ANY OF MY CLOTHES!
Once I got the green light from my doctor, I slowly got back to working out. At this point I knew I would have to ease myself back in to my fitness and diet routines. This wasn’t going to be something I can do over night. Once I got back on my fitness routine, I started to change my eating habits. I limited my caffeine and alcohol in-take as well. It took me about an additional 4 months to really start seeing a difference in the way my body looked. But I still wasn’t happy. My body changed so much after having Harper that I knew I would need some help in getting those last few inches off.
That’s when I met Mary and Vivella Med Spa. She introduced to me VelaShape and LPG. These are two treatments that I did in addition to on top of working out and eating right. These treatments helped fast-track my goals, and in some way, tackle certain areas that diet and exercise alone might not be so effective. I did LPG and VelaShape for over a 4.5 month period. LPG twice a week and VelaShape on 2 areas, abdomine and posterior/outer thighs, on alternating weeks.
Which comes out too:
*8 VelaShape treatments to abdomen to help the skin tighten and retract after baby
*4 VelaShape treatments to posterior thighs
*22 LPG sessions to stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation while smoothing and firming skin
After 6 months of working out, eating right, and help from VelaShape and the LPG treatment, I was feeling back to my normal self and doing even better with my weight and muscle tone than I was pre pregnancy. The best feeling in the world was that I didn’t try to cheat myself. I did the work. I am not saying I didn’t have a cheat day here and there. I am saying that it took me close to 6 months to get my body back to where I wanted it to be, and I am extremely happy with the outcome. I have regained my confidence back in such a short time. My goal was to get into a pair of jeans I used to wear pre-baby! Well, Thanks to determination, goals, and a boost from my friends at Vivella Med Spa, I am thankful to be wearing those jeans again!! (The jeans I am talking about, are pictured above with Harper and I at the Pumpkin Patch!) And now a size smaller!!
You can see from the Before/After pictures, there is more contouring around the waist, my baby belly is tightened and pulled in more, even my thighs are slimmer. Despite losing weight, I was able to have tighter skin because I incorporated these other treatments in my routine. Endermologie is most helpful when it is done during weight loss, because it helps tighten and firm the skin before it starts to sag. Not to mention, it increases the blood circulation, so it actually helps me burn additional calories. It’s like a two fold approach to weight loss. The VelaShape works by heating the skin to a specific temperature, unique in shrinking the fat cells and creating a reaction to tighten the skin. Think of it like shrink wrap. That’s the difference you see here in these pictures.
If you are even thinking of trying Endermologie like I did , don’t wait. Read up on it, then go see Vivella Med Spa. Mention my name for 20% off