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Thursday, December 11, 2014

What It's Really About for Me



I've worked my butt off for the last 11 months to feel like me again.  To be honest, it's never been about the size of my jeans, or the number on the scale.  It's always been about the way I feel.

It's been about doing the things I love doing; the things I've always done.

Ever since I came home from the hospital I have felt skinny.  Skinny is all about perspective when you've been carrying a baby inside you for 9 months.  I mean, anything is skinny after you've waddled and gone without seeing your feet for so long.  Right?

But, if I'm being truly honest, it's never been about being skinny.  For a little while I thought it was.  I thought I wanted to see a certain number on the scale or size hanging in my closet.

Before having CT, I was very active and I stayed active throughout my entire pregnancy.  After having CT my body didn't allow me to workout right away.  I listened and took some time off and after about 3-4 months I decided I needed to put more effort in.

My goal was to be able to do all the things I did before pregnancy and motherhood.  

The reality of health and fitness is not that you should aim to fit into a dress you bought on clearance a size too small (you know you've done it or at least thought about doing it) or to be the weight you were your senior year of high school.  Tell me I'm not the only one...right?

The point is you should focus on a healthy lifestyle.  Skinny isn't always healthy.  I know a lot of skinny people that eat fried food every day and never exercise.

Fuel your body with what it needs, be a role model for your children, and by golly do something for yourself for a change!

What's it all about for you?

2 comments:

  1. I've switched from wanting to feel skinny to wanting to feel healthy again. I still have my days were I wish I was thinner, but overall...I just want to be healthy again and be able to do the things I used to do!

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  2. Love this perspective. I often get caught up in the wanting to be skinny thing. But really when I'm thinner, I feel so much better about myself, about how my clothes fit and the things I'm able to do.

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