Officially finished my first week of @sweat and damn it sucked! Pregnancy changes your body in ways I didn’t know possible and I hate the stigma attached to ‘losing the baby weight’ I hate it even more because I myself feel the pressure to look how I did before I had kids. Let’s be honest, I’m never going to be that girl anymore. You know what though? Looking back at pictures of myself I don’t want to look like that girl. I’ve always been thin and never struggled with weight or had to watch what I ate. It wasn’t until I became pregnant with Emerson that I quickly put on weight. I only lost 10 pounds of the weight I gained before I got pregnant with Hudson and now here I am 40 pounds overweight and miserable. This is the busiest year we’ve ever had for our business which is absolutely a blessing but it’s also been a struggle for me because I’ve continuously had to put work first. I came across the sweat by Kayla app and the #bbg community and was really intrigued. I’ve tried classes, personal training, the gym, etc. but with my specific lifestyle I just can’t seem to make it out of the house. Enter @sweat I think I’ve actually found the perfect solution for me! Although it’s sometimes a hard pill to swallow that my body will never be how it used to be I also want to be strong not skinny. I want to set an example for my kids that it’s important to take care of yourself and be healthy. I’m being this open because I would love to meet fellow mamas that are on this same path and want to share their journey with me. I know it’s going to hard but I also know that in order for us to be happy and sane mamas that it’s okay to take time for ourselves. Please let me know where you are at with your journey and share ways you’ve found success or what your plans are! Here’s to being strong and sexy
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