I am 6 weeks post partum - which is when the doctor finally gives the OK to start exercising. My body is looking . . . . weird. I don't want to hear that I should love my body for being able to carry and birth babies. I do love that it is capable of that, but the fact is that I'm not very comfortable in my skin right now. I have got to get my body back. This is my fourth time and I am too aware of the road ahead of me, and it ain't pretty! Some women bounce back effortlessly and I envy those. For me, it takes sweat and tears! I also am well aware that this takes some time, but to me it is so worth it.
Being healthy is an important aspect of my life and I make it a priority. I'm not a personal trainer, a dietitian, or anything like that. I have no expertise in this area. What I am is a busy mom -seriously busy - trying to live a balanced life!
I am working with moms into fitness to get my body back! I'm pretty excited to try this out. Lindsay Brin , the founder of moms into fitness, takes photographs and videos of herself doing the same thing that I am doing. It is pretty inspiring. The program is set up for busy moms - a kid friendly diet plan and quick work outs, and nursing tips. Everything can be downloaded, which makes it even more convenient. No DVDs to work with.
Now, you won't see pictures of my stomach or really any pictures showing my body - I'm not that brave! This was right before I walked the kiddos to school. It is my "before" shot. I should have taken a side shot. I will be sharing this "journey" with you a couple times a month. I'm going to be very honest, even though I am completely insecure about this! I have 19 pounds to lose to get to my pre-pregnancy weight and I'm hoping I'll get there by the time J. is six months old.
Wish me luck!