Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Losing the Baby Weight

No, those are not my feet!  LOL
It's been a struggle since Dylan came home, and after my surgery, to get back on track with eating right, working out, getting my "fit" on. Of course, those that know my life, probably feel I have valid reasons in not being able to find the time to do it. While the demands of motherhood, school work and starting up my own business, as well as all my other wifely duties, do tend to have a hold on my time, the time I haven't found in working out and eating right are nobody's fault but my own.

I could say that my baby boy distracts me, but then again, I have a gym membership where daycare is included, so that wipes that out.  I could say that I have all this homework to do, and can't find the time, but all that means is I suck at listing my priorities and keeping to time management of all that is needed to be done.

Lastly, I think a lot has to do with self image.  I struggled so hard to get down to a weight I was semi-happy with, and this pregnancy erased the last 3 years of that struggle to get the last 30 off.  Now I feel like back at square one, with no clothes that fit, and no desire to go out and buy "bigger" sizes to accommodate this new fuller figure.  Like the picture shows, I've always defined myself by what number I saw on the scale, and I need to remind myself over and over again that I am MORE than just that number.

Along with all the other priorities in my life, my weight and my health needs to be one of them.  I'm slipping back into the "do for everyone else" mode, where I cater to everyone BUT myself.  When it comes to my weight and health, I need to take charge of it again, and find the strength, happiness and confidence I once felt.

If there's any advice anyone would like to give, I'm more than willing to listen.  I need something to get me out of this mommy funk!!

Then I see these two boys, and it reminds me why I need to get back on track:


3 comments:

  1. I love that pic Cher!!!! And holy cow, you said it yourself - you need to be good to you so you can be your best for your kids! You do have health issues so taking care of yourself IS A MUST! You have to put yourself on top, #1, so you are around for you & the kiddos!

    You have a lot on your plate but just schedule it in like any other meeting & once you get started, it feels good to be doing it again. Hey, do they have any of those Mommy & me classes there where you take the baby & use it as your "weight". I love watching stories like that OR start your own walking club with other moms & push the stroller & then lunge with it, stop & squat - baby out & shoulder press - things like that!

    HUGS!

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  2. Cher, I know you need to do it for your beautiful family. Yes! You do! Mee, too! But even as you feel like you've slipped into "do for everyone else" mode, please be careful to do this all for YOU, too. Do it because you deserve it. Do it because you want it. Do it because it keeps you feeling good and strong. Do it because it keeps you healthy. Do it because it increases your sexy (uh huh). Aside from being a wife and mother, I'm working so hard on regaining and retaining my identity as a woman. Because I've got the wife and momma identities down pretty solid already. hehe. Okay, I think I'm rambling now and not quite sure I've gotten my point across too well, but I'm just sayin'. Now go re-claim your body, girl! You can DO this!!!

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  3. thanks ladies. i'm trying, but it's not at the level i want or need it to be, but i won't give up!

    thanks for the advice Jodie! great idea!

    Josie - ramble all you want woman! your ramblings help keep me motivated!! :)

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