I almost didn’t post these photos. Why? Because I don’t really feel like I’ve done anything to deserve the results I’ve gotten. And I don’t want to discourage anyone in their post-partum journey. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this journey is COMPLETELY different than the last time. Remember, this is how I looked two months after giving birth to the Mini Athlete:
And this is how I look now, two months after giving birth to Little Miss Athlete.
Don’t you love my husband’s photo bombing in that last photo?
To be honest, I feel pretty good about where I am weight-wise. I’m back down to my pre-pregnancy weight and still have about five pounds to get down to my “goal weight.” But I’m not stressing about it. All of my old clothes fit (including clothes that I never even got back into after having the Mini Athlete!). It’s so nice to feel like I have a full closet to choose from.
At this point, I just want to focus on being healthy.
Too many times I find myself reaching for the cookies or ice cream and neglecting my fruits and vegetables. I’m a busy working mom and sometimes it’s easier to eat a package of graham crackers than an actual meal. But I know that’s not what my body needs. It’s time to start making healthier choices – even on the fly.
And of course, I’d like to try to focus on my fitness more. But I’m not stressing about it. In my opinion, exercise should be a stress reliever, not a stress inducer. I’ll gradually start running more. I’ll start doing more yoga. And more weight training. Not today. But soon. And I’m okay with that.