Pre Kids early 20’s versus post 3 kids 30’s.
I’d say I’ve learned some things, I’ve found my why, I chose health and longevity over punishment and restriction, and I’ve committed to solutions that keep me engaged in this journey rather than...stuck and stagnant.
I’ve been consistently practicing the same habits: Clean eating, exercise, and water MOST OF THE TIME. I do give myself treats, I do indulge in things I don’t plan to at times, I eat the cake at my kids parties, some times my own.
I have lost 25 pounds, with my at home fitness library, 15 of those pounds were pounds that I had never as an adult not carried around. I maintained that for a good 3 years. I gained 35 pounds during pregnancy 3. I lost about 15 of those pounds right away. My nursing journey, I’ve watched that scale creep up and up, just as it did the 2 nursing journeys past.
I still have a few pounds to go to get back to pre third pregnancy weight, but I won’t lose any sleep, if not, because I am consistently taking care of myself inside and out and not deprived of a thing, except for sleep and a brain half the time;-). These things I am doing, they aren’t about hat number, I’d do them no matter. Without doing them, though, it would be a whole lot harder to get there!
I did not walk out of the hospital in pre-pregnancy clothes. I have not experienced the the nursing to “skinny” luck.
I didn’t grow up thin and active. Clean eating isn’t what I grew up with and we all suffered from portion distortion. I want to buy all the Little Debbie snacks everytime I grocery shop.
I have had bad habits that needed broken and a relationship to food and my self that needed mended. I have given myself grace but developed some serious grit.
I give into temptation but I flex my willpower more often that not. I do not strive for perfect but I fight for progress.
I am consistent, I focus first on my health, my energy and confidence. I am accountable to a supportive community of ladies who get it and who are showing up to be more happy, healthy and fit every day that it takes. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼