Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Weight Loss After Baby

I just had a baby 3 weeks ago.  I didn't work out during my pregnancy and my body has lost muscle tone.  My stomach is flabby and covered in stretch marks.  I've been eating like my only job in life is to consume sugar and fat and as a result my toddler has not been eating as good as she should be.  I don't want to be an overweight mom with overweight kids.  I want my kids to be healthy.

Last night I had an epiphany.  I only had a baby 3 weeks ago.  I can't work out yet.  I don't have to hate myself or talk negatively to myself or feel bad about myself.

But (and this is a big but)...

I can make better food choices.  I can be kind to myself.  I can eat fruit for breakfast and stop eating cookies every night after dinner and eat more vegetables and stop buying junk food.

And (and this is a big and)...

I have been eating more fruit and vegetables and not eating cookies after dinner and, although I haven't given up my Starbucks, I have been using less sugar in my coffee and I have been practicing portion control and I have been kinder to myself.

I've found in doing these small things that I feel good and that makes it easier to say no to that cookie.

What changes are you making to lead a healthier lifestyle?

1 comment:

  1. Oh sister, I could have a long talk with you about this...something smacked me upside the head when Benjamin was born, and I went into crazy new mom mode and decided we were going to move towards eating only "Whole Food." I have definitely scaled back my efforts from the initial intent, but we have made some big changes that have had such positive impacts. And as a lifelong sugar-holic, I am amazed at how little I am now able to eat before it makes me sick.

    That said, I have really struggled with reality vs. wants as far as what I would like to be doing, and I need to focus more on just patting myself on the back for what we HAVE accomplished, not what we haven't.

    So, all that said, good for you!