This is something I have been giving a lot of thought to particularly of late. Getting your pre baby body back may be a goal for some, but for me it’s not. I know I won’t look 100% the same. My hips will be different, my stomach will be recovering after housing another person, and my breasts will be actually used for their intended purpose and consequently look different. Everything will change. I’m okay with that.
My goal? To be better than before
. I will be leaner. I will be stronger. I will be faster. I will have more muscle. With my new hips, butt, and breasts- I will be better. I don’t care how long it takes me as long as I get there or if my waist ever gets back to the same size. I am not looking to go back to my pre-baby body. I don’t mind how long it will take- as long as I can get back to the gym for my endorphin fix and mental declutter, I am as happy as can be!
Why? Because I am a mother to a little girl and I’ll be damned if she grows up with a mother obsessed with fad diets, starvation-like crash diets, unhealthy celebrities, and being skinny. I idolized celebrities growing up and found it really wreaked havoc on my self esteem. So my goal is to be a realistic and healthy role model to my daughter.
I want to show her how amazing it is to grow up eating mainly a clean diet, and not to worry or feel guilty after a treat meal, how fantastic it is to be fit and be able to run (something I could never do until I taught myself in my late teens), relax and have fun, not worry if life isn’t perfect, and that it is more important to be healthy and fit than skinny.
What is your drive to be fit and healthy? Feel free to add your two cents worth!
Fit Fun Mum