Pregnancy is so messed up.
You lose control over your emotions, you gain at least 15+ pounds, and after the baby is born you are left with skin. Skin where your adorable little belly use to be. Skin that is unnaturally squishy and if you are as lucky as I am you have stretch marks. With the summer coming in a few months I feel like now is the time for me to actually do something about it and get my body back.
Let me start off by saying that I've never been super skinny. Ever. I was 150lbs at my pre-pregnancy weight and I've lost almost all of the weight doing nothing but breastfeed. Now that breastfeeding is over I need to control my weight the old fashioned way, exercise. I know you probably just threw up a little bit when you read the word exercise, I know I gagged while typing it.
I have no drive to exercise. None. At. All. I use to be a fitness instructor and I know that exercise can deliver amazing results but I always find something better to do like eat potato chips or wash my hair. I'm tired of having squishy skin where my flat stomach use to be and I want to feel good about myself. It's been 6 months and my self-image is so effed up and I'm hoping to fix that.
With BBFF's like Hilary who do post like this it's hard not to get motivated. I have no intentions on dieting because I'm a picky eater and I have no discipline. My diets always turn into binge eating everything in the kitchen but the drywall and appliances. Although dieting is out of the question I am going to assign myself an exercise regime.
I'm a huge fan stomach exercises. I'm killer at sit ups and crunches. I'm like a sit up assassin. In fact that is what people call me, The Sit Up Assassin. Ok that was a lie, no one calls me that but I like to think they do. I despise running but I'm willing to do anything to achieve leaner legs. As for arms, well I can't do a push up to save my life but I'll use B as a form of free weight. Isn't that what babies are for? You're right, probably not, but he weighs just under 20lbs (yes, he is a LARGE baby) and he's got nothing better to do anyway, so why not?
I'm pretty sure I won't stick with this but who knows I might surprise all of us. How are you doing with your body image? Any tips on how to get in shape?