Melissa Paris Fitness

Jan 30, 2015

4 Month Post Partum Update!

by Melissa Paris

Nine Months in, 4 Months Out...

It’s only been 4 months since Auggie was born, and somehow I can’t imagine what life was like before him. I don’t think anything prepares you properly for motherhood, with it’s all encompassing, time consuming, crazy, schedule changing tasks. Somehow though, you manage to center your life around this tiny being who is reliant on you for all things. So here’s a quick update on the mommy side of life.

As far as my “recovery” goes, my c-section scar has healed, and the slight pulling I felt when I first started exercising has dissipated. I am 100% back into the swing of things at the gym, back to working with my clients, and back to feeling like myself. Even though I did begin working out relatively soon after Auggie was born, things that were uncomfortable have returned to normal, so much so that if I hadn’t been there, I wouldn’t even know my c-section had happened. I was able to take my first run almost 8 weeks to the day of Auggie’s birth, and that was an incredible relief to me. I recall running 8 minute miles,which, although “slow” for me, felt like exactly what I needed, and the right pace for my body. Exercising is so much a part of who I am, and it can definitely be a cathartic outlet for every day stressors.

The human body and it’s capabilities still astound me. Even though I spent 9 months growing a human, my body has, for all intents and purposes, snapped back. My calories are still elevated, as I am still breast feeding and need to consume more in order to produce more. On the menu daily are a lot of whole grains, such as millet, quinoa, barley, and healthy fats, such as avocado. (The perks of breast feeding!). Auggie is growing like a weed, and is even rolling over, like a fish out of water. His constant smiles are completely infectious, and he spends so much time smiling, we can’t help but smile with him. The greatest part of four months? Auggie now takes bigger bottles, which means longer stretches of sleep for Mommy! Increased sleep means more energy to cook, run, and enjoy every waking minute with our son.

Time flies when you’re having fun!!!

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