Monday, July 29, 2013

The "Ah-Ha" Moment

I've been struggling on and off with my body image post baby.  Things are still squishy and flabby and loose.  Sometimes I'll catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and I almost want to cry at what I see.  Practically none of my pre pregnancy clothes fit me and it's getting more and more difficult.

But I haven't had that "ah-ha" moment yet where I can make getting thinner a top priority.

The winter before I got pregnant I had an "ah ha" fitness moment and things just fell into place.  I began eating healthier (I always eat fairly healthy, I just have a fierce sweet tooth) and I hit the gym hard core and made running a part of my life.  I lost 12 pounds and seriously toned up.  I still had my problem areas, soft belly and curvy hips, but I really liked the way I looked and the clothes that I could fit into.

I have yet to have that moment.

I have other things that I'm focused on right now.  Adjusting to having a new baby in the house.  Catching up on the sleep that is being deprived me.  Focusing on my writing.  Squeezing in time for myself or to see my friends.

Exercising, eating healthy, and fitness are all super important to me and I know I'll get back there, but right now it's not a super top priority for me, even though it should be.

Maybe I'm a little bit over indulgent and even lazy at times, but I just had a baby!  That's something I need to remind myself when I'm mentally bashing my body.  I will get back to where I was, even better, but it will probably be a slow journey until I have that "ah-ha" moment and that will have to be good enough for now.

6 comments:

Katie F said...

It took me 8 months after my son was born to really get serious about eating healthy and starting to workout again. It's hard after the baby is born especially when it's your second. You'll get there!

Not Everyones Mama said...

Enjoy those newborn baby moments. They go by way too fast. I'm still working on it 4 years after my 4th one was born. It's a never ending battle for me.
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Tamara Camera said...

With my daughter it took over a year but no effort. It just melted off after she weaned. My son weaned earlier than she did (12 months, to my surprise!) and it looks like this time it won't be as easy. It will take an effort and even with it being summer, I haven't had my A-ha moment.

Madonna said...

Yes, I am there with you. I think the stress of moving and the recent significant changes to our lifestyle has had a profound affect. To get started again, I put a daily reminder of my 'reward' for my first five pound goal (5 new iTunes songs) that comes up at 7:00 am, around the time I eat breakfast. And as I was unpacking the kitchen stuff this weekend, I tossed a ton of half-eaten boxes of cookies and bags of chips. No need to keep it in the house! It will come to you soon!

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

Girl, when she turns one you can worry about getting yourself out back together. In the mean time, enjoy the newborn and breastfeeding excuse for being a lazy pig. And from pics I've seen on FB, you look great for just having a baby!

Allison Zoie said...

With my little girl it assumed control over a year yet no exertion. It recently softened off after she weaned. My offspring weaned sooner than she did (12 months, to my astonish!) and it would seem that this time it won't be as simple. It will require an exertion and even with it being summer, I haven't had my A-ha minute. 1 800 lighting coupon code

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