Let's talk about losing weight. It's stinky. No fun at all and everyone thinks they have some to shed.
For the record this is NOT a brag post, this is not a complaining while really talking about how easy this should be. This is a coming to reality that babies after body are very very different.
I just had my 6 week postpartum appointment. To my surprise I am 10 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight. Impossible I thought - I hadn't even thought about dieting yet. Just trying to get a handle on life as a new mama and breastfeeding and overall adjusting. I'm crediting breastfeeding and wanting to eat healthy foods for healthy milk, being too tired to run out for crap during the day, drinking a ton of water and walking and walking and walking this this baby around for all of it.
So... why am I realizing post baby bods are wonky and the scale is just a number? All my pre-baby clothes looks - well weird. Sure I can get pants up and button and zip them (most, not all) but they are my fat pants and they are tiiiiiiight. All my dresses fit with no shape any more and I can just tell I'm bigger in my clothes.
Did I always walk around muffin top leaking out? No. I assure you I did not. My boobs are just fuller, my stomach... oh my poor stomach is stretched out and still needs time to come back together. Same with the hips, they may have done their job but they are still working their way back to where they belong in daily life.
Will my body ever go back? Who knows. But I know it's my job to work at getting back in shape just so I can keep up with life and motherhood regardless of whether it will or not.
This week starts my body project. I think I'm gonna document it here to stay accountable and try and get some helpful tips when and where I can. Does this interest you at all or am I boring the crap outta you?
Couch 2 10K here I come!
So what's your weightloss journey? Or how do you up keep a healthy lifestyle? Share your tips and tricks with me!