After having my second baby, I remember being a little obsessed (okay, a lot obsessed) with getting back to my pre-baby weight. With all 3 of my pregnancies I gained not 20, 30 or even 40. Yep, I gained 50 pounds!! The sad part is that all my girls delivered on time and as small as a pea. After gaining that much weight, I just wanted to be like all the other Moms on Instagram I saw who had lost their weight within 6 months and had a six pack.
I remember waking up early to exercise and eating really good. And if you know me, you would know that I hate exercise. In fact I used to tell people that I had exercise induced asthma (Google it people… its real). Exercise (really cardio) does not help me work off steam or make me feel better about myself, its just annoying to me. But, I know that if I want to stay healthy and have enough energy to keep up with my kids, I have to start making my health a priority now. I don’t have to be in the best shape of my life or always eat salads and go on a juice cleanse.I'm not saying that stuff is wrong or right, but we are all different and our bodies require different things. We can't compare our health to another persons.
“I was now getting into shape and making healthy eating habits for the RIGHT reasons, my family! Not to show everyone else that I could loose weight fast. ”
I finally got to a point where I just stopped stressing and let it go. I took the pressure off myself to be this perfect in shape Mom of two and enjoyed actually BEING a Mom of two which was way more important. Once I let go of all that stress, the road to getting healthy became a lot easier (not PRE-BABY healthy… but TRULY healthy). I was now getting into shape and making healthy eating habits for the RIGHT reasons, my family! Not to show everyone else that I could loose weight fast.
I'm not writing this to tell you that if you're not working to be healthy then something is wrong with you. In fact, I want to tell you the exact opposite. I want you to know that as long as you have the right motives and don’t put unrealistic goals on yourself, it’ll be easier than you think. There’s no one size fits all, every woman is different, but lets set a good example for the other Moms out there!