Today is a momentous day in my new-mommy life . . . a day I questioned would ever come.
I fit into a pair of my pre-preggo jeans . . . but not just ANY pair . . . my FAVORITE pair! I cannot describe to you my excitement when I busted these babies out of the dresser and actually got them buttoned.
I do however, use the term “fit” loosely (definitely no pun intended). Yes they buttoned, yes I have worn them all day, but there is a reason why you are not seeing a full-body shot. I hit my pre-preggo weight earlier this week, but all the momma’s know that doesn’t mean anything in regards to fitting into your old clothes the way you USED to fit into your old clothes.
I am undeterred. I know that it is possible to get back into shape. A lot of hard work, a lot of food deprivation (meaning all the cakes and goodies I normally like to eat and that I ate when I was pregnant), and I am getting there. I still have a ways to go. But the dream is becoming reality.
While I hate to admit it (especially when it comes down to the exercise) all the work is worth it. I know the probability of having my old body back is close to 1 in a million without surgery, but I’m not going to stop trying. I feel healthy, and I feel good about myself.
I would never ever trade being a mom for all the flat bellies, or stretch mark free skin in the world. Change is part of being a mom. And that change has been one of the most miraculous, wonderful, exciting changes I could have ever imagined – even if it comes with a little more sweat than I am used to. 🙂