I have never felt so uncomfortable in my own skin in my entire life. I knew I had to do something to get back to myself, and quickly!
Yes, I know, I know, I just had a baby. In fact, as I write this, my daughter 3 months old. The problem for me is how quickly “don’t worry you just had a baby” turns into “I never lost the baby weight” or “I’m still trying to get in shape” or “I’ve given up, my old body is gone.” I don’t want to be saying ANY of those things six month, a year, or two years from now.
This is not about society’s pressure to bounce back. This isn’t even completely about vanity. I HATE not feeling like myself. I was heavier than I would have liked before getting pregnant and then was extremely uncomfortable during pregnancy. The entire time I just could not wait for the opportunity to get back to me.
The fact of the matter is that after you have a baby, taking any time out for yourself becomes a whole other level of challenging. Add in breastfeeding and well, many days even the opportunity to shower seems like a luxury.
I talked Dan and really got him on board to support me in getting back in shape. I committed to working out at least 4 times a week for 30 minutes and he agreed to watch Aria while I worked out. We both committed to making efforts to eat healthier meals and to eating out/ordering in less.
I am putting all of this out there as a way to remain accountable. At least once a month, I will be writing a post with my progress! I know I am not the only mom out there who feels this way and is trying to get back to feeling like themselves, mind, body and spirit. I truly hope that you will take this journey with me and help keep me accountable!