Okay so after 8 kiddies being popped out of this tiny body frame I have to say that I don’t look THAT bad. However, there are a few annoying things that I would like to improve upon.
the saggy boobs
the boob size
the thicker waist
the bigger butt
the bigger thighs
the scar tissue over hang that comes with 5 c-sections
Okay that is a pretty big list I guess, and really, there probably isn’t a whole lot I can do about most of it, but there are some things that can be improved upon.
First of all the biggest issue: I would like to lose 10 – 15lbs. For me this is BIG! Never in my life did I struggle with my weight – in fact I was one of those people most called “skinny bitch” and said they hated me lol. well not anymore. I could blame it all on the pregnancies but I won’t. I could really blame it on the twins. But I can’t.
Truth of the matter is there are two factors involved. One I had to go on prednisone for my arthritis, and two, I became lazy. Yes lazy in the sense that I had no motivation to do any form of exercise other than run after my children, and honestly I just let myself go.
I think at one point and time, every parent goes through this. You are so focused on your own issues, the daily juggle, and just getting through each day without going completly bonkers, that you forget about yourself and don’t give a shit. This was what I had become. I didn’t care what my hair looked like, didn’t care that my weight was going up, up, up, and wasn’t bothered my the fact that I could wear track pants or pj’s all day – inside and outside of the house!
Suddenly though I am motivated again, and have vowed to start working out and taking care of ME.
So my workout is not huge, but very basic. Because I cannot run due to my knees, I am using the eliptical. I have started at 15 mins a day, for the first week and will slowly increase my time. I’ve also added isometric exercises.
When the first 5lbs are off I will let you know!
Now what about you? Do you work out? Are you happy with your after children weight?
Until next time,