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October 25, 2013

Fit Friday: Celebrating With A $50 Giveaway

For some women, pregnancy compliments their body and transforms them into a gorgeous, round fertility goddess. It's as if these women were born to be pregnant, dawning perfectly round bellies that make every other body part appear skinnier and cuter than ever before. I’m not one of those women. I was a giant, pregnant heifer. I wrote on pregnancy weight gain months ago and touched on the calorie pit that is my body, which clenched onto every single drip drop of food. It didn’t matter how careful I was, if it went into my mouth it was displayed on my ass. The weight gain began early on and didn’t cease until I popped the baby out. My dreams of a 9 month buffet run quickly became filled with treadmill walking, doctor lectures and disheartening weigh-ins.

But that’s just the way it goes sometimes and at the end of the day I had a healthy baby boy and at least fifty-five extra pounds. The fear of never fitting in my pre-prego clothes again terrorized me and I was determined to not be one of those girls that used having kids as an justification for buying bigger pants. That’s when I realized I needed a plan ASAP. I started with the basics: nutrition and working out. I proceeded to do research on postpartum stomach and discovered the manufactured miracle that is SHAPEWEAR!. Though shapewear is typically used as a "foundation garment" to enhance a particular area or smooth out the appearance of one's body, I found that it can also be used to speed up postpartum recovery to get you back to your original form.  

I have been so happy with the shapewear I purchased that I reached out to site I bought it from, Lace & Arrows, and asked them to sponsor a giveaway for my blog. They agreed (!!!) and are offering a $50 credit to one lucky person that wins the giveaway featured below! Their site is filled with shapewear, hosiery, bras, corsets and even Halloween costumes. 

It took a total of eight months to lose the 55+ pounds my son gifted to me upon his eviction, but I finally made it! And though it isn't easy for me to post the before/after shot, it's important to see that with hard work and a plan it WILL happen.

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