I wake up to the best little faces.
Oh how I love them! They totally crack me up!
They don't mind being naked at all. I wish I felt the same way...
I'll admit that I feel super fat these days...I can hardly zip up my
pants over the baby belly flab. My priorities are my children and so I don't take a lot of time on improving my body image, but its something that I want to work on. I
want to accept myself as I am, stretch marks and all. If I know that
I'm being proactive, whether the weight stays or goes, that would be
enough. As long as I'm doing something and not just sitting around...which, believe me, I love to do.
So that thing I was going to try? Well, it WAS going to be jogging. Yeah...I hate to jog/run and I think I always will. My overall goal is to lose weight and I am trying out a few things. Some of those being to drink 80 oz. of water a day, allowed ONE thing with sugar each day, and no eating after 9 pm. They are small goals because I need to start small...I can't become a super workout diva overnight. Something else I'm trying is 50 reps of crunches before bed along with 20 reps of weights with my arms. I also try to do yoga when I find a free moment...in front of the tv, in the shower, during nap times, standing in the kitchen...last night I took a bubble bath, balanced a cup of water on my head and said "Om"s. It felt great, I'm not even kidding.
Today I did wii zumba, and it kicked my trash. But it felt good to move my body and sweat, even if I did look like a total idiot (I won't even let Jonathan watch me).
The one thing that really helps me, though, is looking through pictures. I have my high school senior pic on my fridge to serve as motivation, but the pictures that really lift up my spirits are the ones of me being pregnant with Charlotte and holding her in the hospital right after she was born. It reminds me that it was so worth it, and helps me to appreciate my body for what it was capable of doing- bringing two beautiful spirits into this world. I may never look the same again, but I am a better person because of it.