At six weeks postpartum you feel like you’re standing at the bottom of a giant mountain. You were so excited to start working out again but the truth is… it’s a long way up. Not only do I have almost no “real” clothes but even my leggings all have holes in them now. I’m basically a homeless person.
Basically, I’m starting over on every level. With my body, my wardrobe, and my career. It’s partially daunting but it also feels like New Year’s eve and I get a fresh start. With the words “it only gets better” ringing in my head, I’m off.
Unfortunately I worked out the first day I was cleared for exercise and felt great the whole workout… but ended up in bed with my entire body in pain and a headache that lasted two days. I haven’t worked out since but I plan to try again next week. This time a slightly easier workout for less time just to try it out again.
My goal is to lose at least 30 pounds. It feels like a lot but I know it’s doable. This is really something just for me. I know we talk about giving our bodies a lot of grace after having kids but I think it’s still important to have goals, work towards them, and if you need to adjust the timeline on the goal, that’s okay.
I don’t know why but at 25, after the birth of my third child, I feel like I just want to be in the best shape of my life. Off I go!