Because motherhood will never be a perfect science


on October 3, 2012


Losing weight after giving birth is hard!

At least for me it has been. After Diva girl, it wasn’t that bad. According to a friend of mine, all I had to do was breastfeed and I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight. This is pretty accurate. But it also may have been my downfall. The breastfeeding helped after Baby girl was born, but somehow my pre-pregnancy weight didn’t seem that great anymore, and everything just seemed to fall the wrong way. Know what I mean?

So after a year of being miserable in my own skin, I followed the suggestion of a friend of mine and decided to join a boot camp (


Those classes are B-R-U-T-A-L!

No, I’m not exaggerating. They are hard, and you sweat at least ¼ of your body weight in that torturous hour. I’m not an athletic person and I have the upper body strength of a newborn kitten and cardio is my nemesis. Most of the time, I am the person struggling, last back from a run, last to finish 20 burpees or the first to give up on the plank position that is supposed to last for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Believe me; it’s not as short as it sounds. My instructor is cool; she doesn’t yell at you, scream in your ear or insult you if you slow down or take a break. She is a very nice woman…..who introduces you to muscles you never knew you had until they scream out in pain! Her mild manner somehow gets you to do the work all the while swearing that you will never return. I lift weights heavier than I thought I could bear; jump more ‘jacks’ and squat more times than I would ever care to and try not to notice that everyone else is practically done their rounds while I gasp for air and pray that I don’t pass out.  Humiliating.

The next day as I drag my tired and sore body out of bed and try to smile through the pain as I get myself and the girls ready for a new day, I think ‘why do I do this to myself?’ Then I pull out a pair of pants that are in single digits and get ready to suck in and pull tightly, when I realize that they went on without a struggle…

Humiliation??? BRING IT ON!



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