Postpartum Body & Killer Leggings
I recently shared on my Instagram my struggles with my new postpartum body, and the comments I received made my heart swell. Sometimes it is so comforting to know we are not alone in the feelings we deal with. I figured I would share it below here because, like I said, it is so nice to be able to connect about these things we all deal with.
"I gained 48 pounds during my pregnancy. When you add that to the extra 15 pounds I already had on me when I got pregnant... I have a lot of work to do to get back down to my normal healthy weight. Pregnancy changed my body forever, and I learned a lot about how I view my body throughout that experience. Thankfully I had those lessons to pull from when I realized just how much damage the body can experience when going through the process of carrying a child. Sure, there are those women who hardly look pregnant, don't get a single stretch mark, and almost instantly look back to normal once they have delivered... but for the majority of us, that is NOT the case! I have excess fat, loose skin, and stretch marks galore! In all honesty I hardly recognize my body when I look in the mirror. Despite all of these changes, I am really trying to stay positive (because hello, I have an amazing baby from all of this!) But I have to admit it's been easier said then done lately. I couldn't help but feel a tad overwhelmed today. I have never had to lose this much weight before and the task feels daunting. I don't want to be ashamed of the aftermath of my body, because my body is pretty freakin' amazing. I grew a human being after all. And I am determined to be healthy and fit. Bah I guess I just needed a space to vent and give myself a pep talk as well? I know there are so many women who relate so if your out there and feeling "BLAH" today, you are not alone. The mind really is the toughest muscle to train, but I am here to say WE'VE GOT THIS!"
Again, thank you so much for your support and sweet comments, it really means a lot to me. On this note, some of my all time favorite workout leggings are on sale at Nordstrom right now, Zella 'Live In' Slim Fit Leggings. They are called "Live In" for a reason people... they are amazing and they can totally be those leggings that double as your "real" pants because they are thick and suck you in just right if you know what I mean. I love love love them! I posted several of their pants below! I am also loving these ones with the mesh siding :)
GET THE PARTY STARTED
♥ the best day
♥ bikinis & diet coke
♥ disguised blessings
♥ a novel about my feelings
♥ a "utah" mormon
♥ twenty five before twenty five
♥ blonde hair
♥ four eyes
♥ remember to be kind
♥ arm pit hair