Getting back your pre-pregnant body is a challenge, and it can be a long work-in-progress. But it doesn’t mean you can’t go back doing the things you love before you became a mom.
Eight weeks after giving birth to her youngest child, Andi Eigenmann showed off her visibly smallerpostpartum pouch. Three weeks since then, the mom of two is finally back riding the waves.
“I have been surfing again!” the new mom shared on Instagram with a photo of her back in the water. It’s been roughly around two and a half months since Andi gave birth via C-section to her second daughter, Lilo Alipayo, on July 23, 2019.
But after going through pregnancy and a C-section delivery, the island-living mermaid-mama admitted her “body still feels sort of broken.”
“Still not as strong as I thought I would be, albeit the daily exercise,” Andi shared. “I feel like I am back to basics with my stiff arms and abs buried underneath the remaining pregnancy weight,” she added.
The minor setback did not hamper Andi’s love for surfing. It didn’t stop her from going back to enjoy the waves. “Because your skills don’t have to be at an extreme to get that stoked feeling, to give you life. You could wipeout endlessly and still want to do it all over again,” the mom of two explained.
Andi is happy to be back to square one and learn the sport all over again “because the way surfing makes me feel would always be worth it,” she added.
The mom of two fell in love with surfing even before moving to her island home, in Siargao. She loved it so much that she continued surfing even at six months pregnant with Lilo. It was her choice of exercise with permission from her doctor and guidance from her partner, professional surfer Philmar Alipayo.
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