It’s been three years since the birth of my twin boys and 8 years since the birth of my daughter. Both were C-sections and both took a while to recover from. The trauma done to my body from the twin pregnancy combined with the C-section, however, was nothing I could have planned for. It was unexpected to say the least. I had managed to stay in great shape during my last pregnancy. I ate right and exercised every day doing 90 push ups and 90 lunges, right up to the moment I gave birth to the twins. It was never an issue for me to be or stay in good shape. I was always athletic and very fit so what came next was an incredibly difficult challenge to over come. I had to take that trauma and heal it. I had to heal an area of my body that, to me, was perfect. No fat, not on the tummy.
Three years after the twins and progress is just beginning. I could not understand what was taking so long. Why couldn’t I get rid of this disaster that used to be my pride and joy? What would it take to get rid of this sagging protrusion in the middle of my body?? I hated it. I thought about it constantly–while eating, showering, buying clothes, at the beach, at the pool. I would look around and see other women who had had twins and wonder why they did not look like this. It did not occur to me until I read an article about the cells in our bodies, our cells, our living cells, that had me changing my daily routine. Once I did, I began to see results. You see, I learned that our thoughts effect our cells and our cells effect our bodies. When I stopped looking at my body with disgust, and stopped constantly complaining about how awful my stomach looked and started focusing my thoughts on how strong my stomach is, how it amazingly carried all of my children to life–and then I imagined warmth and brightness in this place that previously revolted me–I finally began to see a change in my belly. You don’t have to have a C-section to know what I’m talking about. The change in your thoughts applies to every part of your life. Be good and kind to yourself. It’s amazing what a little kindness can do.