Dropping the Dead Weight
So after I had Alora I gained 15 pounds. I really don’t know where it came from because during my pregnancy I actually lost weight and I gave birth about 5 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight. During my pregnancy, I definitely watched the scale because just like most moms....you don’t want to blow up like a whale, but I didn’t shy away from sweets and I basically gave in to all my cravings.
At my six-week checkup, I was back to my normal and I was okay with that. It was like I never gained or lost anything and that was fine. By the time January came around, which would make me 4 months post-pregnancy, I had gained 15 pounds and I couldn’t tell you where in the heck it came from. At that point, I was stressed and sad because none of my clothes fit and I had to go up a size. Not to mention....my boyfriend was deployed and I hadn’t seen him in 4 months and I did not want to look and feel this way the first time I saw him. Everyone talks about how different your body will be, things won’t feel the same, you won’t be as confident, but no one can ever prepare you for how you’ll actually feel. I’d never felt so uncomfortable in my own body and that was weird for me. I had just given birth to the most precious little girl like I literally gave life to something, and here I am worried about the aftermath.
I would work out here and there, but I never would stay consistent. Now that Alora is almost two I have finally decided to consistently workout and eat better. I will say this, it is so difficult to find the time to workout when juggling work, school, and motherhood but I have managed to do it for going on four weeks now and I feel so much better. My attitude has become more positive, I tackle the day better after I’ve finished my workout, and I have more energy to run around with Alora throughout the day. Still, I am nowhere near where I want to be, but I am making the transition to get where I’d like to be.
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