The pic on the left showed up today on my time hop. I was about to give birth to my second child. (Can't believe he'll be 3 in a couple of weeks! 😭) I share this because as amazing as being a mom is, I heard all of the time that it's so hard to get your body back after babies. I looked at people that did and thought they had some sort of genetic reasoning why they could so easily and why it wouldn't work that way for me. #itsreallynoteasy #noquickfix
I told myself it was hard enough to sleep and eat let alone try to do any sort of workouts. I was just going to accept being a mom that wouldn't have it all together and definitely knew I was not one of those amazing exceptions of people able to lose the weight they had put on and even find abs after my stomach had stretched out that much. I made that thought my reality.
Finally, I needed more for me - for my kids. Energy was something I was lacking and I didn't want it to control my life. I just couldn't keep up with the kids and the demands of life.
I found it. I found what works and what will keep that weight off rather than it just being lost and gained right back. I. Found. It. 🎉
And if you saw my recent post -- I found my abs! I never had them! Even as a college athlete -- NEVER! And I'm proud to say that even after kids, I made myself an exception because I allowed myself to finally do it. And allowed myself to finally believe it was possible. #andnotstoppingnow
My reality is now what I choose to make it. No longer what I assume it will or will not be.