Monday, July 30, 2012

Kendra kisses over 60 pounds Gone, Baby Gone!!!!

I found out I was pregnant in June 2008 - baby was due in March 2009.  I have always been extremely active (lots of time in the gym, active lifestyle, lifting weights), and wondered how this would have an effect on my pregnancy.  I am also fairly petite (5'3" 110 pounds).  Everything was going fine - until I was about six months along - that's when the weight gain really began (with my pregnancy).  When I went in for my 37 week check up, my blood pressure was through the roof - that was a Wednesday.  My Dr. told me to be at the hospital at 5 a.m. that Friday (February 6, 2009)...he was going to induce me.  I showed up (on time) at the hospital, totally prepared to give birth to Logan Edward Jones.  They weighed me first thing - I had gained almost SIXTY pounds?!  I was in total shock - I had not stepped on MY scale for Lord knows how long during my entire pregnancy since I was being weighed in at each check up.  And yes, my Dr. warned me at seven months that I was gaining too much weight - but I just kind of ignored it...figured I was, afterall, eating for two.

After almost fourteen hours of active labor (and no pain meds), I had not dilated at ALL - nothing, zero, nada.  And my blood pressure was doing nothing but shooting through the, he did a C-section.  At 7:00 that night, Logan was born - I figured since I was huge, I was going to give birth to a large baby...I was wrong.  Logan weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces.  I had never had surgery before this, never had to stay in a hospital overnight, never broken a bone - and I had basically just been cut wide open.  The morphine made me sick (literally, I was vomiting the entire night), until the next day when the nurse finally figured out the pain med was making me sick.  It was a horrible experience (but one I would never take back or regret). 

So...three days later we were sent home; and I was put on blood pressure meds - they almost did not release me as my blood pressure was still high.  At my six week check up, my Dr. did not clear me for exercise; he finally gave me clearance at eight weeks.  I wasn't not exactly sure where to start to lose the weight, but I knew it had to be serious and strict.

Hence...I became a runner.  Within three months, I lost all my baby weight AND THEN SOME!  Seriously, it started with my boobs, then my hips, then my butt - in that order.  I was 35 years old and had never looked nor felt better...oh yeah, I also had my blood pressure under control :)  I have continued to run every single day since the day I started.  I have NEVER taken a day off - regardless of how I have felt.  Running always makes me feel better - and I know this.  And you know what?  It's easy...and free...and it's my "me" time.  Once a runner, always a runner! 


Kendra's story and transformation pictures are amazing! It just shows with hard work and dedication that results soon follow! 
Way to go, Kendra! 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing my story!! I thinks it's so important for people to realize how easy (and free) this awesome form of exercise is!
    I got up at 4 a.m. this morning and snuck in six miles before work :)