Hey there! Thanks for reading my blog. As you can tell I’m fully engaged in #nablopomo. The yearly blog challenge which takes place every November, where bloggers such as myself get to write about whatever.
Of course, I’m doing this while caring for a newborn and making lunch.
For today’s topic, I’ve decided to write about my body and how awesome it is, in all it’s glory. I may be tooting my horn, and believe I will be tooting it the loudest. Does it mean I will be parading my post pregnancy body in a Kardashian-esque photo op?
However considering I used to look to be a size 4/6 insecure young woman (see bottom pic) who blew up and gained an uncomfortable 40 pounds during my first pregnancy (see top pic) I think I faired pretty well.
The truth is I didn’t. I had all this weight on me and after the baby was born I just couldn’t snap back. My body didn’t look like it did before the baby did no matter I did.
I did diet which I never had to do. I ran, which I hate doing. I even cut out CARBS!
Do you know how much carbs mean to me?!
This was the best I could do. Looking back on it, this is amazing!
Unfortunately I couldn’t get over that 5 pounds of fat, that I couldn’t get rid.
That little pouch that I couldn’t mold into a flat tummy, hanging off of me.
What kind of sorcery is this? Where we could bypass the greatest feat ever to grace this body?
I carried a child in my womb, while my uterus grew to be the size of a watermelon?
I pushed a child out of my you-know-what, while it grew to be 10 centimeters wide.
I nursed a child from birth, providing it’s every nutrient, water supply, love, care, etc.
This body literally did this, not once but TWICE!
So yeah, I’m tooting my own horn and this time around. I’m eating all the KD dinners I want. I will eat all the carbs I desire. Please, let’s continue to indulge in the chocolate candies and Nutella sandwiches.
I will enjoy this body and be grateful for this fine piece of machinery that I’m so very blessed to inhabit.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got tiny humans to tend to.