Today was a great day in Mommy Land. As I went about my daily routine, I had an extra pep in my step to match the HUGE smile that was on my face.
Why the extra cheesy grin? What caused this joyous mood? Oh, I’m so glad you asked! The reason for my elation is simple. I got on my scale this morning and to my surprise (drum roll please…;)), I have reached my pre-pregnancy weight!! Hooray, hooray, and the crowds go wild!!! HAHAHA. Ok, so there were no crowds, lol, but that didn’t stop me from scooping up my baby girl and dancing around the room. After all, there should be a celebration when you see your hard work pay off!
In actuality, numbers were never the main focus of my weight-loss goals. I know that 3 digits don’t define who I am, but I wanted to be in a place where I was truly comfortable in my own skin once again. I wanted my confidence back, so a few months ago I decided that it was time for me to make some adjustments if I wanted to see the change I desired. I started a new exercise regime, and although I’ve yet to complete it, I am at the finish line. With 8 more workouts and 1 fit-test to go, I think it’s ok to slow down, take a deep breath, and give myself a small pat on the back. I’ve earned it!
This is by no means the end of my fitness journey, but what I’ve learned so far is much more valuable than what any outward appearance can teach me. I’ve learned that, YES, these things may take time and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’ve learned that, YES I can find a healthy balance between what my daughter wants and what my body needs. I’ve learned that, YES I can be committed to a goal and accomplish what I’ve set out to do! This is an important one to remember, because, Lord-willing, we will expand our family one day and it will be a blessing to know that I’ve done it once before, and if I choose to, I CAN do it again!
I’ve also learned that I have the most incredible support system, and I thank YOU ALL!!! The encouraging words, tough love, and accountability all contributed to my success, and although I know this feat is a minor one in light of so many other things, it means the world to me!!
I will continue to keep you posted, and I hope you will also share your goals with me! Let’s continue to motivate each another, and I’m sincerely here if you need me!!
Love to you all…and YOU CAN DO IT!!!! 🙂
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