Sunday, September 2, 2012

Post partum recovery and the belly bandit

My post partum recovery has been awesome this time around. A friend of mine recommended the belly bandit and I must say I have been really pleased with the results so far. I know I am only 2 weeks post partum and I have plenty of time to get back to normal but it feels good to be making some real progress.

I am here to tell you that if you only buy one thing for your post partum recovery, it better be the belly bandit. I started wearing it the day after I gave birth and have been wearing it everyday since then. Within a week I was already loving my post partum belly. Not only it helped with shrinking it, it also helped with the appearance. My belly looks less wrinkly than it did with Tman. I swear all movie stars must use this stuff as they snap back into shape within weeks.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves. I would have never in a million years shown anyone my post partum belly for months and here we are, I am not afraid to share. YAY belly bandit.

These were taken 3 days before I had the baby. Look at that belly holding a 7lbs baby

And here we are 2 weeks post partum
  Oh I have a better before pic wearing the same bikini at 37 weeks
After, at 2 weeks post partum

I am going to continue to wear the belly bandit for the next 4 to 6 weeks (as recommended) or until my belly is back to normal. I can't believe how well this belly bandit is working. I can't wait until I can start working out so that I can tone the belly. I will be wearing a bikini next Summer without shame for sure :).

As far as the weight goes, It's been a pretty good ride too. I gained about 32lbs this time around and I've lost about 26lbs so far. I am not quite at my goal weight, I would like to lose another 10 to 15lbs but I think that might linger with breastfeeding and all. I don't care really, as long as my belly looks good :).

Weight - 1 day before delivery
 Weight - 2 weeks post partum
Overall, I've had a much easier and faster recovery this pregnancy than I did with my Tman. I really love being a second time mom, things do get easier. I am glad I documented everything, it's the best way to remember. I hope my next pregnancy is this good to me.


18 comments:

  1. I'm gonna have to look that up. Your belly looks amazing. And you took off the weight so quick.

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    1. Keya - You will not be disapointed. I used the bamboo version. I was shock at how quickly the weight came off this time around but clearly I am happy about it.

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  2. you are looking great. i did the african style bandit and it worked alright.

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    1. My grandma recommended the African version to me the first time around but I didn't do it. I wish I had.

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  3. You look amazing! Belly Bandit is definitely on my list of things to buy! and wow, you lost most of your weight already -- thats amazing!

    xx
    josie
    www.straightnochase.com

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    1. You totally should get it. You will love the results for sure.

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  4. Wow. You look good. I haven't stepped on a scale since my postpartum visit. I am too scared to see what I actually weigh. Once I stop breastfeeding I plan to get serious about dieting and exercise, but until then I'll live in denial and pretend I look as good as you do :)

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    1. Awww, thanks Amy. I did the same with my first baby. It took me forever to get back to normal. I guess I was more prepared the second time around :). After BFing you definitely lose any leftover weight from pregnancy.

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  5. Good for you! Congrats! You look great! I'm still working on that last 10lbs and I'm 2 years post pardom.

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    1. Thanks WAM. Yeah the last 10lbs always linger while you are breastfeeding. Since you just stopped BFing you might see it melt away in the next few weeks.

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  6. You look great! I wish I had the Belly Bandit when I had my daughter-it could have majorly cut my belly recovery time :)

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    1. Thanks. I wish I had it too my first pregnancy but I guess it's never too late for a great recovery.

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  7. wow, you look amazing! that Belly Bandit is a miracle worker. something to keep in mind for the future :)

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    1. Thanks Faith, miracle worker I tell you. I didn't believe it until I saw the results of my friend then I was sold. Now I am telling all my friends about it :)

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  8. Holy cow, that's awesome. That is a lot of weight in so little time. I'm definitely using that for my next pregnancy. congrats.

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    1. Mrs. K, you won't be disappointed. It's definitely a great tool for post partum recovery.

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  9. You look great! And now you've made a believer out of me. I have to look for the belly bandit!

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  10. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO getting a belly bandit. YOu look better at 2 weeks post than I do now at 4 months post. ::hanging head in shame::

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