I just stopped nursing not even a month ago and I’ve gained 5 lbs — which on small person like myself, is DEFINITELY TEN on a “normal” height gal! This isn’t cool..and I need to work out.
But honestly, on that note, I really really really don’t like most work out regimens. I REALLY like to just play and have fun, swim, etc– but there is no way in heck I’d be able to do that for a while because I have a baby! I mean, I know I could do the jogging stroller, but I can’t stand running and jogging unless it’s on a treadmill. Seriously. AND I’m a big bum. There, I said it! But tonight I hopped on my bike for the first time in YEARS and thought this may have to be my first effort for exercise.
I LOVED being on that bike. My hair was blowing in the breeze, I loved being able to take off way faster than my short self can walk and it was very freeing as someone who is always attached to the baby’s hip. At this point, it’s looking like I’m gonna just stick to water as my only drink, watch what I’m eating especially at night and ride my bike 3 times a week for 30 min at least around my neighborhood. It’ll be nice for me! We’ll see if I can knock some of this random extra weight off ASAP! 🙂
I was soooooo spoiled nursing. Not only was I beyond lucky to go for so long, but when I got the chance to eat (moms understand that statement) I could eat whatever I wanted. While I was nursing, I felt more beautiful and LOOKED more amazing than I had ever looked! It kept me super healthy, fit and down way more weight than I was *PRE-PREGNANCY* which is amazing! It was the best thing I could have done for her and myself, and I was fortunate to be able to do it because I know not everyone can. It’s really hard!
Now here I am– trying to get this little extra weight off yet trying to have another baby, what is this cycle haha!?
On the note of the next baby, we are hoping in our hearts so much it doesn’t take as long as it did for Cammy. Granted, it wasn’t but 6 months but it feels like a lifetime when you are trying and your heart is breaking over negative tests that you absolutely can not help but take. My heart is always with those who are trying and are having a heart time conceiving, some of you have messaged me your stories and I admire your strength!
Here’s the gal that gets me through everything. We hope we are able to give her sweet little self a sibling sooner than later 🙂
All of this were shot at 1.2– for fun and practice! LOVE the bokeh more than anything!