Gone are the days of weekend fasting to fit back into my jeans. It used to be so damn easy. A few sit-ups here, a few push-ups there, a salad or two and VOILA! slim trim me was lookin’ good. I’ve got a post pregnancy body and I’m over 30, the two factors that make getting in shape for a woman so difficult. Actually, my baby is 19 months old now, can I still say “post-pregnancy” anything? It kind of implies that I’m a month out of the hospital and just now getting my body back together when in reality it’s been OVER A FUCKING YEAR and I’m still the same slob that rolled out of the maternity ward. It wasn’t until recently that I found my stay-at-home-mom groove. I worked since I was 15 years old and have always been very independent so being a housewife and mommy has not been an easy transition. After finding the time to freshen the bathroom, change sheets, wash dishes, wash clothes, sweep, mop, cook, iron, feed, change, teach, and tickle, there’s just not that much time left over for ME. The real me. The “me” I was before motherhood before marriage. I used to know what I liked, what I wanted from life. Now I have no idea. Well, I HAD no idea. This blog is turning into something I look forward to working on. I write while my baby sleeps and sure it’s 1:08am but I’m happy. Fulfilling my desire to voice anything and everything through my rapidly clicking fingertips. It’s led me to want other things for myself, like HEALTH. Which brings me back to my point. I need to get fit and I need to start now. No more “tomorrows” I need it TODAY! I spent the earlier part of the night reading up on Weight Watchers and it seems there are enough recipes to be found online to enable me to participate in the program without actually having to pay to join the official site…score one for the web savvy mama! I’ve already taken to doing moderate exercise about 3-4 times a week and eating a pretty restricted diet-which I hate. So I was happy to see that there are some tasty options through the program. So here’s to the new and improved me! Well, I guess we’ll see just how “improved” I’ll be in a month or so. Until next time.
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