My very 1st workout after having Ava was tough.
My core strength was zip. It was tough to tighten my muscles. My baby belly was stretched. I could hold a plank for a grand total of about 3 seconds.
I felt like I was starting all over from the beginning.
And you know what? ALL of this was OK! It was 110% totally OK!
In so many ways, I was absolutely in AWE that my body could grow and change for a second time to create this amazing little life! WOW!!!
Our stretchy skin is just what happens after we carry & bring into this world these incredible miracles! It's pretty amazing how our bodies can change and create LIFE!
But I also wondered if it would even be possible for my stretched skin to return. It was very different than when I had Lila. I wanted to feel strong again - that was my goal.
So what did I do? I gave myself grace. I gave myself time. I told myself to take things one day at a time. I breathed deeply when I'd start to get overwhelmed.
During this 1st workout, my goal was to keep perspective. That was it.
I told myself that I would "put my blinders on" when it came to my workouts.
I didn't attach a "bad" or "good" so much as "I'm doing my best with where I am"... and that was good enough. And then, I'd "rinse and repeat" the next day.
Becoming emotional about "where I wasn't" wasn't going to help. Instead, I put that emotional energy into positive action.
I listened to positive, uplifting music. #klove
I spoke kind words to myself when the negative ones would creep in - this was an INTENTIONAL action. I ate foods that I knew would increase my energy, not zap it!
And I promised myself that every time I would pass a mirror - and my eyes would immediately start to gravitate to spots I wanted to improve - I would stop.
Instead, I gave thanks for my baby, for my health, my family, for ALL the amazing blessings in my life. I ACTIVELY decided to do this.
But by doing this, it also shifted my focus. It freed up my energy & changed my emotions.
It put me back in control of thinking positive thoughts rather than allowing negative ones to creep in.
And day by day, I became stronger. It wasn't overnight - but it was consistent. And those little drops of consistency turned into positive changes. And I KNEW that whatever my body was after this pregnancy was ok.
I hear from so many women that they "just don't feel like themselves" after pregnancy or that they want to make time for themselves again ... and really, that's totally understandable. We go through a LOT of changes. But it's also possible to regain strength, feel strong, and be comfortable in your clothes.
If you're in a place where you want to make a change, I want you to know IT IS SO POSSIBLE! I'd love to continue this journey TOGETHER! Because really, it's a lot more fun to do this "health thing" with other people!!!
We'll talk about your goals, we'll create a plan together, and you'll get some awesome 1:1 daily support from me and a great group of positive, motivated women!
It takes a decision, a plan, and little drops in the bucket every day. But I see goals reached day in, and day out. Big goals, small goals, and everything in between. They're all important... and they're ALL SO POSSIBLE!!!
Let's make some healthy changes TOGETHER and find an approach for you that is truly sustainable for life! A way of eating that helps you to HAPPILY lose weight? It's SO POSSIBLE!