Let’s talk about it🤷🏽♀️ In 2007, I had an emergency c-section due to undiagnosed pre-eclampsia.
My uterus detached from my cervical wall(#placentalabruption
) causing myself and my son to lose oxygen & resulting in myself needing 2 blood transfusions/platelets. In that very moment in order to save my son and myself, the doctors had to cut me vertically. This meant that instead of being cut horizontally between my stomach muscles, I had to be cut straight down cutting my stomach muscles entirely.
Being young & accustomed to having a smaller mid section, I’ll admit that I was a little bummed when the doctors told me that my stomach would basically never be be completely flat again. No matter how hard I worked out due to the damage done to my stomach muscles.
Over the years my stomach & I have battled against each other a lot. With my stomach winning majority of our fights. Hanging over my pants, creating this little “butt flab looking” pudge. I even developed a substantial amount of scar tissue buildup under my incision. Yeah it’s been a pain in my you know what 😃 However in prior years I’d found ways to work around it. Basically wearing high waist pants ALL THE TIME. Or oversized tops. Anything that would suck me in or hide that stubborn lil pudge of mine... _
By mid 2015 I’d lost a lot of weight from stress/depression. My stomach was much flatter. I gained it back by mid 2016 due to stress/depression.(man that crap is no good for you I’m telling yuh) Started my fitness journey that same year by loving myself, healing, exercising, eating healthier smaller portions, drinking lots of water, as well as natural detox OCCASIONALLY (please consult w/ your physician before starting any detox). & here I am now losing and toning the right way. I can actually see a little definition trying to come through for the first time ever🙌🏽 oh & guess what? I’ve grown to love my scar unconditionally because it’s a constant reminder for me that I wasn’t supposed to be here but I am! & my little miracle baby is now an otherwise healthy(taller than his momma) young man🙏🏽 you’ll gon’ get this testimony! Who’s going to join me on this journey, or can I join you🙋🏽♀️