Yes, I am trying to lose weight. Yes, I am having a hard time. Yes, I am also having a hard time dealing with my post-pregnancy figure. Just looking at myself in the mirror is a challenge.
When my first son was born, it took me weeks to look at myself naked in the mirror. I couldn’t stand my saggy belly and heavy breasts. Today, 2 months after giving birth to my second baby boy, I can look at myself in the mirror… but I wish what I saw was different.
I am a stay at home mom with 2 boys, the oldest is only 18months. I. Am. Busy. I have very little time for myself, and when I do I use it to relax. I try to eat healthy and less, but it’s hard. I want to exercise but have no time. You would think that when looking after 2 kids all day and packing for a big move I’d be skinny… yeah right!
I need to eat more yogurt and fruit, and less rice and casseroles. I need to spend less time on Pinterest looking for miracle tips for weight loss. Grapefruit juice and apple cider vinegar is the latest one I found. Hah!
I need to just get over it, and work on it little by little instead of hoping to transform into “skinny me” overnight. It’s hard, though. I don’t want my boys to be embarrassed by what their mom looks like…
… turns out Being a mom makes you really hard on yourself… who knew?