It’s no secret that since becoming a mother, I’ve been stuck with a body that I could barely recognize. I have stretch marks in areas I didn’t know could even get them. I have this god awful C-section scar stretched horizontally across my lower abdomen, and if that’s not horrifying enough, I had gall bladder surgery last year and have this odd looking dot like incision scar.
But, I’m proud of this body. It has done some pretty amazing things. It’s housed two little monsters, nurtured them for 40 weeks and then birthed these precious little babies. I’d say that’s a pretty big deal.
But despite this amazing talent that my body has, I’d like to trade it in for a much new and sleeker model.
I have tried many of the conventional methods to lose weight. I joined a gym, cut out snack foods, tried the shakes and fad diets, but nothing was getting me any closer to my goal.
Previously, I think I know where I went wrong. I set high expectations that were just not realistic. I lacked self-motivation. I wasn’t ready to put in the hard work that was needed.
Today, I’m ready to accept the challenge. I am ready for change. I need this change, not because I’m ashamed of my body. I want to do this for me, I want to be proud of myself. I know that I can tackle this and see it through.
I’m not setting myself up for failure. First goal is to lose 10 pounds in 30 days. Challenge accepted! I will have to tackle this whole-heartedly but with the support of my family, I know that I can see it through, it’s only 30 days, it can’t be that bad, can it?
I will continue to share my weight loss challenge right here on The Busy Mom Diary.
Have you lost weight recently? Do you have any tips that I could use? I’d love to hear from you.