My husband and I will be going to a wedding and I am stressed about it. Why? I have nothing that fits me in my closet. Sound familiar?My clothes consist of a few categories:
- Clothes that fit before I was pregnant with twins
- Maternity Clothes
- Clothes I bought after I was pregnant but are a little too big now
People glass over the fact that once you have a baby – your body is never the same again. For each person it is different but you will never be the same. I always thought that I would have the kids and just lose the weight and my body would go back to “normal”. Boy was I wrong.
Every month since I have had the boys I torture myself by trying on a pair of black pants and a dress that fit me before I was pregnant . Each time I try them on I am somehow surprised and disappointed that they don’t fit. People say “Give it time” or “You look great for having twins” but what it comes down to is that my clothes don’t fit. There is a sense of failure that comes with that.
Three months ago I decided to take some control and started using MyFitnessPal app on my iPhone. I am able to track my calories daily and even enter in my exercise.
I was feeling so great that I tried my black pants on this morning. I was able to zip and button them! My day has finally come. Don’t get me wrong – they don’t “fit” like they used to but I am so pleased I can finally button them.
I don’t know why as women we are so hard on ourselves. We carried our children for 9 (or 10) months and gave birth and it was a miracle! I have battle scars – literally. I had a C-section and will forever have a scar and loose skin on my stomach. Big deal, right? Other women have other scars they are dealing with either physically or emotionally. You are a strong beautiful mamma – so try to give yourself a break today – you deserve it!