As moms I think we can all appreciate the drastic changes our bodies went through when we were pregnant. I have a love hate relationship with the after effects of that pregnancy. I think the stretch marks and the way my body changed are like battle scars. I love them because without them I wouldn’t have had Brayden. But, I could also do without them at times. Like during summer. When I want to wear a bikini!
I gained over 60 pounds. I stopped looking when I hit 60. For my mental health it was better that I stepped on the scale backwards and just ask the nurse to not tell me. When I was pregnant, I was hungry ALL THE TIME. Not like hungry. Like, if I didn’t get food right that very second I was going to tear someones eye balls out. Most likely that person was Chuck. I would call him crying because I was SO hungry, but I didn’t want to eat. Eating became such a chore.
I lost about half of the baby weight by the time I left the hospital. With the preeclampsia that I ended up having a lot of the weight was water weight. The rest of the weight came off in about 6 months. Now, with running and losing a little more weight it seems like my pooch in my belly is just getting worse. It’s just saggy skin. It grosses me out. And all of the running and sit-ups aren’t going to get rid of it. I need a tummy tuck! I asked for one for Mother’s Day. But, obviously it’s out of the question.
I read about the scalpel free tummy tuck from Mamamio in Shape magazine and I really, really wanted to try that, but no spas around here offer it. And the do it yourself kit is sold out. I was in Sephora last night stocking up on moisturizer and mascara and I saw these:
Okay, I don’t really like the name of the product, but for $45 I thought maybe I should try it out. It’s supposed to exfoliate and tighten. I’m not sure it’s going to work, but desperate times call for desperate measures, right? Even if it works a little bit that would be great. I’m not holding my breath, but I figured it can’t hurt!
And I’m super excited because these came in the mail yesterday!
Aren’t they beautiful? I’m pretty sure hot pink running shoes will make me run faster! I had to get new running shoes after my running coach saw some issues with the way I run. Apparently I run on the inside of my feet so I need some support that will correct that. I get to try these babies out tomorrow morning on my 50 minute run. My longest run yet! I’m scared!
The May Mom*tog Nike + challenge is done and of course my friend Jamie won. She’s training for a half marathon! I will do the challenge again next month if enough people are interested and enough people actually run! A lot of you seemed to give up there in the middle 🙂 Leave a comment in this post with the email address that you use for your Nike + account (I can see your email address in the comment section! You don’t have to actually leave it in the comment!).
Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone!