Slim by the Summer~ Wow, are we really already on week 8?!
My trouble spot IS.....my mid-section. In my family that seems to be the area hit when you get older. I have always felt my mid section was just a bit bigger than what I wanted it to be at the bottom part. I once had a 6 pack and I worked out daily. I would ride my bike to the near by elementary schools track and would walk up to 4 miles, then I would ride my bike back to my maw maw's house a few blocks away. My aunt(2 years older) and I would have crunch/sit up competitions...yes really. The most in a trial(throughout a few hours) with her and I was around 500. Not a crazy number for a teenager. It was fun and the competition part of it really amped both of us up to push to our limits. Now even during those times I was always thick. I am happy to just be thick and not skinny....size 8 is the jean size I like to be at. Haven't seen that in a LONG time.
Fast forward a few years down the road....my husband and I got pregnant. I had a hard 1st pregnancy...edema, toxemia, gestational diabetes(insulin 2x's a day), weekly stress tests and I gained a whopping 70 pounds. I was put on bed rest in my 7 month of pregnancy. I ended up having to have a c-section due to my severe anxiety and the doctor fearing I would put my child as well as my own life at risk due to all of my health problems. My daughter was born 2 weeks early at 11 pounds even. When she was 1 month old we lost everything in Hurricane Katrina and we were dislocated due to the storm. After 5 days of being in MS we left. Severe PPD set in and I never lost the weight.
I fell and hurt my lower back damaging my L3-L5 area and that made it harder to workout my mid section.
3 years later we had our son. He was born 3 weeks early at 12.5 pounds and I did not have the health issues like my 1st pregnancy. While being pregnant with him in my 7 month, my nerve in my right leg pinched and I lost feeling in my entire right leg from my knee to my hip all the way until he was 1 month old. Sciatica nerve problems spread and now gives me issues throughout my back, hip and legs. It is super hard to do a lot of exercises and my mid section suffers. Muscle spasms, bone issues etc...