Well, when I say "in love" I mean I was in love with results that running gave me, and I LOVED how I felt after the run. During??? Not so much. But I digress.
Before I got pregnant with Emerson, I was honestly way too depressed to start working out again. It took until about March of 2011, 6 months after our loss, for me to get my motivation back. So naturally, after dropping $300 on a membership to the gym down the street, I found out I was pregnant 2 weeks later. Funny how things work.
As of today, I am 6 pounds away from my per-pregnancy weight. I'm happy about this, I really am. But as any woman who has had a baby can attest, your body is totally different after pregnancy. I'm all like, "Where'd my waist go??" and "You mean, my stomach doesn't just get flat right away??" HA!
So in order to get back to my "happy" weight, where I feel best about myself and have the most energy, I'll need to lose more than those last 6 pounds. But more importantly, I need to get back into the fitness routine I had circa 2009/2010.
I am someone's mother now, so I'm not interested in prancing around in bikinis and belly shirts. No no.
But I just want to feel good about me. I don't need to look good for anyone else. Well, for Jon too I guess, but that man has seen me at my worst (and I mean, the WORST) and still calls me beautiful, so we're good there I think ;-)
I'm starting out small, because Em is my number one priority and I don't want to do anything that will hinder my ability to nurse her. But I've started eliminating processed foods, and things are going well. Basically, no white carbs and nothing out of a box with 279 ingredients. She seems happy with it too.
I'm also obsessed with pinning different workout plans and healthy recipes. Here are some of my favorites I can't wait to try**
**once that whole pesky task of being medically cleared by the doctor happens.
Of course, all I have to do is look at this beautiful baby and I am reminded how it was all worth it :)