I struggle. Period.
I struggle with many things in my life, but my weight is one of those things that I struggle to control and maintain. I could just look at a piece of bread and gain 5 pounds. Okay, not really, but you get the point.
I have actually done fairly well for myself these past couple of weeks. I have been getting up early and going to the gym, I have been using the elliptical we purchased for at home use, and I have been getting my butt up and going on walks with Penelope Rose. I am down 25 pounds since she was born which feels great, but I still have about 17 pounds to go to get back to my pre-baby weight. In my mind, losing 17 pounds by October (her first birthday) seems like a pretty realistic goal, right? Let’s hope I can do it.
For someone who has spent most of her life playing sports and staying fit, I became a little depressed seeing my weight a few months back. I am the heaviest I have ever been in my whole life, and if that doesn’t make a person feel depressed I don’t know what does. But, I had a reality check about a month ago. I thought to myself, I can sit here feeling sorry for myself and just get more depressed about my mom-bod or I can be an example to my daughter and live a healthy life.
But, the point of this was to encourage all those mamas out there who are struggling to lose the baby weight that you can do it, and know that you are not alone. I am embracing and have learned to accept my stretch marks and a C-section scar that I have formerly felt self-conscious about. Mainly, this is because I have one amazing husband who continues to love me and tells me that I am beautiful, stretch marks and all. I choose to embrace the mom-bod. The stretch marks and scars are all worth it when I look at my beautiful baby every single day.
Feel free to comment how you keep healthy. What are your favorite healthy recipes, workouts, or tips?
Keep on keepin’ on,