Hoo boy, let's do this again
Monday, February 01, 2021
Since having my delightful, wonderful son almost 8 months ago, I've been struggling with my weight. I managed to end my pregnancy about 15 pounds lighter than I started, due to sheer willpower of wanting to ensure my baby would come out healthy despite all of my own personal health complications. And, despite the pandemic and some delivery complications, I haven't yet exceeded my pre-pregnancy weight, but I have gotten very close.
I've been pretty cooped up for a while, it doesn't even feel all that safe to go outdoors most of the time, so much of what I'm trying to do to manage my weight is coming from what I eat. Sparkpeople, every single time I do it, has helped me lose weight. Knowing what I'm actually putting in my mouth or how I'm exercising or even just being more aware of my thoughts is pretty key to this whole process. So, I'm back on it. I promised my son and husband to work towards being my best and healthiest self, and I want to move on that quickly. My son is getting very mobile and I need to keep up with him.
The biggest motivator, aside obviously from my son and husband, is the knowledge that I have done this before. Multiple times. I mean, I did it during my pregnancy. I am really proud of how I handled it and how much care I put into making my body as hospitable for my son as I could. Now, we have the complication of a pandemic, but that doesn't make this impossible. So, let's do this. I'm going to do this with love, with hard work and focus, and joy. Lots of dancing with my baby, lots of cooking and hugging my husband, lots of self-love and feeling good about myself no matter what.