Day 1: The short answer: I am doing this 7 day Your Turn Challenge to turn on my writing faucet. It’s been off for so long that there is rust. Each day I will polish as I publish until my faucet sparkles and bubbles forth. My mind goes to all of the things that have gone unsaid… Should I try to catch my readers up on all missed musings? The clock ticks. Baby is away for only a short time, so here goes nothing:
There is usually around 120 pounds (give or take) on my 5′ 6″ frame. From both pregnancies, I gained only 20 pounds. Woohoo for me. After birthing both babies, I dropped 15 pounds immediately, then gained it back immediately. Woohoo for me. I have/had a fantastic breastfeeding relationship with both my boys. (Seven-month-old & eleven-year-old.) An ample milk supply and a pudgy little baby boo. Breastfeeding is known for burning those extra calories and shrinking moms waistline, so why am I packing on the pounds you might ask? My philosophy right now: Eat clean most of the time, then have a piece of cake and a sip of wine. 🙂 I don’t keep a scale in my house, because I don’t want to be that person who obsesses over weight.
It got frustrating not being able to fit in anything in my closet, so I bought a few new clothing items. I think its important for breastfeeding moms to eat quality food when they feel hungry. This adds up to me eating a lot more than normal. But I repeat, I have an ample milk supply and a very healthy breastfeeding relationship. So I’ve gone up a few dress sizes. Woohoo for me. I’m loving my new curves most of the time. It’s the New Year, and I feel ready to organize my fitness routine and tone up my tummy. But if it doesn’t happen right away, I’ll still love me. 🙂
Mamas cut your self some slack. Stop the excess fast food trips. Sleep more. Have good sex often. Move. Breathe. Eat. Pray. and Love your baby fat. 🙂