Friday, February 28, 2014

Seeking forever body after 2 babies

 

This is me.  Well, a digitally edited version of me.  A "before" picture if you will.  Honestly, I thought I would be farther ahead at this point only 6 weeks postpartum.  I was after my first.  It is hard not to compare, so compare I do.

But, this doesn't have to be my forever body.  It is temporary.  It is the remains of my last and final sweet pregnancy.  In a way it is as hard to part with as the already grown out of baby clothes.  How do 6 week old babies grow out of things so fast?  I always said I would get serious about my body and my health after I was done making babies and now it looks like I have reached that point.  Bittersweet for sure. 

So, while I have been working out the last month or so, I have completely failed on the nutrition front.  Today I received a Reebok magazine in the mail and it sparked my inner competition.  Competition with myself to be clear.  Women already compete in so many aspects of life; there is no place for it in fitness. 

Competition equals rewards in my brain.  Let's be honest, in life there is always a winner and a loser and quite often there is some kind of reward, maybe not necessarily a tangible reward, but a reward none the less.  In this case, rewards come in pretty and super colorful fitness gear with well known logos and motivational quotes.

Are you ready to make goals? What are they and how will you reward yourself along the way?