So I'm incredibly lucky or maybe I worked harder than most...I don't know, but right now I'm sitting one pound below my pre-pregnancy weight. (Which still isn't my ideal weight, I could still lose a few, but I'm comfortable at this weight). But if I didn't own a scale, I wouldn't guess that I had returned to this weight. In fact...I'd have no idea whose body stood before me if I didn't know I was looking in a mirror. Everything has changed.
All of my life I've struggled with bulky arms and legs. This is where I have always stored the majority of my weight...until now.
All of my life I've had a smooth and flat tummy even when I was my heaviest...my tummy was always flat...until now.
Now I am simply amazed to find these skinny (for me...we're not talking chicken limbs, in fact they're still bigger than most women's arms...but they are sooo slim for me) arms and legs growing out of a misshaped lumpy torso. I have no idea what to do with this body. No idea how to dress for this body.
I've always bought clothing that hugged my trunk and flared away from my limbs to de-emphasize the bulk in my legs especially. But now what?
I was hoping that with the weight gone the tummy would go with it...but it has lingered. Maybe I should turn my fitness routine to focus on core strengthening and ab crunches. I do think carrying around an infant for the last 5 months is the magic behind the slimming of my arms and legs. So maybe I could work in some routine with Gunnar everyday that could work the same miracle on my belly. Who knows. I'm so grateful that the weight is gone...now I just need a stylist to help me understand my new (but not improved) body.
|3 weeks before giving birth...|
|2 days after giving birth|
|Ugh the body...2 days after (I hurt just looking at myself)|
|51 lbs later...today...|
In other news...I have one day left of my 20's...*sigh*.
And though Gunnar doesn't have any teeth yet...he doesn't seem to be in as much pain today, thank God!