May 2013 Moms

Muscle tone?

Anyone else notice that theirs is completely gone? It's the weirdest thing. I lifted weights my whole pregnancy, yet since delivery my arms, legs, you name it feel like pudding. This isn't a "omg, I'm so fat post," I'm seriously fascinated and baffled by this. lol
Anyone else notice this? Any BTDT moms know when it comes back? lol. I can't wait to start exercising again and feel like myself again. I'm so weak and squishy!
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  • Yes! My legs arms and belly are all like this!!! I often wonder what the heck happened. Then I remember, I was like this before pregnancy lol! I wish I had lifted weights throughout the pregnancy!

    I'm looking forward to being released for exercise next week. My ki has inspired me to get healthy!

    And sorry this doesn't help you lol but yes, I am also squishy for different reasons. I'm sure you will bounce back very quickly!

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    Anyone else notice that theirs is completely gone? It's the weirdest thing. I lifted weights my whole pregnancy, yet since delivery my arms, legs, you name it feel like pudding. This isn't a "omg, I'm so fat post," I'm seriously fascinated and baffled by this. lol
    Anyone else notice this? Any BTDT moms know when it comes back? lol. I can't wait to start exercising again and feel like myself again. I'm so weak and squishy!


    I don't understand this phenomenon but I'm right there with you. I did Pilates until 39 weeks and when I went back on Friday, I felt like I was completely starting from scratch. Like I'd never done ab or arm work before. And I'm also a squishy monster! Maybe our bellies stretched the skin everywhere and now it's just loose and flabby? Mobile smiley
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  • I'm right there with ya! I don't remember this happening with my first though, weird.

    I'm more aware of how much my core muscles are used in daily activity, just going up the stairs or getting up off the floor tire out my abs.
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  • Yup, I am reminded that I have no ab strength every time I try to sit up, while holding the baby.
  • Yep, my tone is completely gone, it's weird. I had abs until like 30 weeks, but no more. Right now going for a walk leaves my abs sore! I'm excited to get back on the exercise train!!
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    I have zero core strength and very bad posture, even though I did yoga until 41weeks. I can't wait to get back to it.
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  • image BeckyTheEngineer:
    Yup, I am reminded that I have no ab strength every time I try to sit up, while holding the baby.

    Yea, that kills. And my back kills me because I have no abs strength!
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    My abs are totally shot. I was pretty out of shape before getting pregnant, and now it's so much worse! My arms are weak too. My baby is barely 8 pounds and I get tired after holding him for seconds.
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  • Yes my muscle tone is all gone.  I was a runner before and my legs had pretty good muscle, now they are like jello.  My abs are also soft and squishy.  I've been doing abs and push ups during the week to try and gain some muscle tone back but I'm afraid they won't be like they used to before.

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    Yes my muscle tone is all gone.nbsp; I was a runner before and my legs had pretty good muscle, now they are like jello.nbsp; My abs are also soft and squishy.nbsp; I've been doing abs and push ups during the week to try and gain some muscle tone back but I'm afraid they won't be like they used to before.

    Isn't it weird?? Muscle is muscle so I would think if we work it right it will come back. But I'm not so sure about the surrounding tissue. lol. My skin seems so loose because I was so swollen. The three days I spent in the hospital were awful. My family was seriously freaked out everytime they lifted my blankets and gown. Their faces were horrified by how big my legs were.
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  • I was joking with DH that we get soft after pregnancy so that the baby has a comfy place to sleep.  My LO is enjoying my post cs belly pillow as I type this...
  • I lost all of my muscle tone when I stopped working out wen I got a positive test
  • image annagrya:
    I was joking with DH that we get soft after pregnancy so that the baby has a comfy place to sleep.  My LO is enjoying my post cs belly pillow as I type this...

    Agreed.  He loves it. It's like a waterbed. Lol

     

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