Monday, July 27, 2009

Body After Baby?

Since most of my readers are other mom-bloggers, I'm sure that body image is a subject to which we can all relate. Finding the time to get fit and stay in shape is something that I struggle with and I am sure I'm not alone.

Prior to getting pregnant with my son, I was your average 18 year old - my self image was not that great. I was convinced that I was "fat" and would whine about it to anyone I met. Still, I worked out and watched what I ate and looking back now, I may not have had a "killer" body... but I sure would kill to have it back now!

It's not really surprising to me that when my 19th birthday rolled around and I found out I was expecting, nutrition and fitness took a back burner in my list of priorities.

I was just excited to start growing and showing. I succumbed to every craving and I took the swelling in my feet and legs and the aching in my back to mean that I should be sitting in bed surfing my favorite parenting community while snacking on the closest chocolate-covered-whatever I could find.

So now, at 20 years old, I feel as if I am living in a stranger's body. Battling Post Partum Depression and taking care of a very demanding six month old leaves me very pressed for time. It's no longer just a 30 second walk from my door to the gym to spend an hour running on the treadmill and lifting weights. Now it's trying to alter my workout routine to fit my son's naptime. I will admit - I have not yet taken action against this beast that is my body mass index.

So, today I'm giving myself a challenge and making a commitment publicly in front of all my readers. Feel free to join me on my weight-loss and transformation journey by blogging your own goals and accomplishments for getting back your body and confidence after having children. If you leave me a comment with a link to your blog, I might feature you.. I'm thinking of starting a "Fit Mom" series in my blog. Let me know if you're interested!

Tune in for this week's Win It Wednesday - I have a fitness-related review and giveaway aime towards bloggers like myself.

My long term goal: Get back to 140 pounds.
My current weight: Between 190-195 lbs!
My current short-term goal: 185 lbs by September 10, 2009!

Here goes... everything!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sending you best wishes!
    I'm currently trying to lose the squishiness leftover from my pregnancy (my daughter is 6 months old).
    I've lost the 50lbs that I gained with her, but everything is so much softer now!