A new mum who achieved a toned tummy just five months after having triplets says her hectic life as parent is the secret to her slim frame. Ramie Snodgrass, 35, from Tacoma, Washington, went from having a huge swollen stomach to a stunning bikini bod without dieting or working out.
Ramie and her husband Brad did not have an easy pregnancy. Twins Connor and Justin shared the same ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ sᴀᴄ, putting them at ʀɪsᴋ. Doctors even suggested ʀᴇᴅᴜᴄɪɴɢ the pregnancy to one in bid to ensure sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴀʟ of at least one of the boys. But this was not an option for the doting parents, who said that they were blessed with twins for a reason so decided to go ahead with all three children. Their leap of faith paid off and the triplets survived, with 3lb 3oz Anna arriving first, followed by Justin at 3lb 8oz and Connor at 3lb 7oz.
Ramie said: ” I wish I could say my initial reaction was happiness, but I was sᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ, worrying how we would afford and manage with three infants. After that we realised we were given the biggest miracle and blessing. Our plan was to have one baby, we didn’t use ғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴀssɪsᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ, but in our ultrasound initially they were like, ‘There’s one, no wait there’s three’.” After coming home and adapting to life with their three new arrivals, Ramie shared two images of herself – one of her bulging baby bump and another five-months post-partum.
The happy mother explains that just taking care of her children all day long takes more energy from her than any exercise. As she says, especially pushing a triple stroller and carrying three children at once, is a challenge for her body. Thanks to this, her belly is sculpted even better than before pregnancy. She added:” I have a fit body type, I eat very healthily, I don’t exercise regularly but I am taking care of the babies and any chance I get I like to go for walks. The amount of times I’m running up and down the stairs, picking up one baby then another when they begin to cry, is pretty physically demanding. In the second picture where they are having fun on the yoga mat on the grass I recognise how strong the body can be. I’m so grateful and feel blessed to be a mum, I realise I’m in such a different emotional place now, I’m completely transformed too.
I want to inspire other people and other mums not to give up on the things that are important to you as a person. I tried running six weeks after my C-section but found it was too painful, so I don’t work out as regularly as I used to. But I think having triplets has kept me slim. Lifting them out of their cribs, toting big boxes of diapers, pushing their hug strollers and more is physically strenuous.”