Andi Eigenmann is sending herself some motivation to stay positive and on track with her back-to-fitness journey after childbirth. Her fitspiration? No one else but herself.
“I’ve been browsing through my old photos for a little inspiration… to ease my way back into my old fitness habits!” Andi wrote on Instagram as a caption for a photo of herself atop a summit overlooking a lake. The island-living mama explained that “it’s not about achieving the body that someone else has” but “about achieving the best body you can give yourself.”
Andi also acknowledged that she may never look exactly the same way she as she did in the photo. Pregnancy and childbirth can change a woman’s body in many ways.
“But I remember being happy with the way I look in this pic, and this isn’t even at my peak. That’s how looking at old pics of myself motivates me. I don’t just see the body, I remember the feeling as well, and it excites me to feel the same way again,” she said.
The part-time actress and full-time holistic mermaid mama has not been slacking on physical activity, yet she is also careful not to overexert herself. Andi has started swimming in the ocean since her postpartum vaginal discharge had stopped – yes, she got her doctor’s go-ahead to do so. She also did a quick low-intensity CS-friendly work-out routine.
On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, she’ll be six weeks postpartum, the earliest time doctors typically allow moms who have given birth, whether via vaginal birth or C-section, to start working out. She’s adopting Sarah’s Day, a fitness program designed by Australian holistic health and fitness guru and mom Sarah Stevenson.
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Andi has been documenting and sharing her postpartum body transformation since day 1 after her C-section. “Can’t wait to share with you what I will be doing to get back in shape!” she said. Andi also reminded fellow moms that each preggo is different, just as every pregnancy is unique, and to always consult your doctor before doing any post-birth exercises.
Postpartum care is just as important as prenatal checkups. Know more about discussing it with your doctor here.