I’ve never been the skinniest girl, and I sure had my share of the awkward phase. There have been a few things that have recently encouraged me. One friend started his own goal to get back into shape, another sharing the confidence she now has in who she is and that is okay to not meet today’s standards.
When I was expecting, I was told I was only allowed to gain a minimum amount. I can understand why the Doctor said that, but really a person’s body is going to do what it is going to do while pregnant. However, I was able to stay where they wanted me to be. Now I’m setting a goal to get back to where I was happiest with my weight, I also am setting a goal to be healthier.
I have no idea how long it is going to take me, all I know is I want to be happy. I know where I was at when I was happiest so that is what I am striving to reach. I also want to be able to keep up with my munchkin once she gets to be mobile, I don’t want to be that parent who sits on the side and just watches their child running around. I want to run around and play with my kid. I also want to be at a better place by the time we decide to have another child.
Losing weight is hard, it has never been easy for me. Losing weight after a baby, may be even harder for me. Its going to take a lot of hard work. I am not looking for a quick fix, losing the baby weight will more than likely be a lengthy process.
With writing this I am hoping others will be an encouragement to me. My first goal is to lose 20lbs, praying to do so by fall. If I get their earlier than I’ll set a new goal. If anyone else wants to get out and go for a walk, or anything let me know, I’d love to join or have company.
They say good habits take 21 days to set in… bring on the next 21 days!