How do you feel about your body today momma? Well I woke up and felt awful about mine.Let's be real - I felt fat. I tried on about 3 outfits and wasn't happy with any of them. Read more to find out what I did this morning to shift that negative energy!
Ok so some real momma talk here....first of all I'm wearing my 8-month old as I type this because she's teething something awful and won't nap. Yay. Secondly, I'm going to be very vulnerable today. So here it goes!
Let's start with 6 years ago this past week - I was doing an Ironman. My body was strong, lungs/heart strong, I was fierce, and determined. I loved running and biking - the longer/harder - the better. One month after I completed my Ironman I did a 50K single-track trail run and it was also awesome! I was bad ass. My body was rockin'.
Fast forward to baby #1. Semi-worked out thru the pregnancy. Post baby I got right back to running, baby weight fell off, and I totally attributed it to breastfeeding. Luckily I wasn't one of those women who only gained the recommended 20-30 pounds -- I gained 50+. I was back.
Which leads me to baby #2. Worked out thru this pregnancy also. Actually felt stronger this time around. Baby girl came and here we are 8 months later and all my baby weight is still hanging around. Ugh. When they tell you each pregnancy is different - it is. I'm semi-working out, breastfeeding and eating healthy. Not really running. Hips feel wider and weight just won't budge. Which is partially fine. Why is my body so different though??
So today - totally was not loving myself. After 3 wardrobe changes, I put on my workout clothes. Because if there's anything that is going to change how I feel about myself - It's doing something positive about it.
After I dropped my little man off at school, baby girl and I hit the trails. I love running. Loved running. Love running? I'm still deciding ;) But what I realized on that very short, lungs burning, and weak knees run was that I am still a strong person. I may not be currently where I want to be or where I was, but I AM STRONG. Quite possibly STRONGER!
So if you are ever having a day like I started with - Go Do Something Positive For You Body! Your mind and body will thank you. It might be my first step back to running, and it might not continue, but it was a HUGE STEP in LOVING myself more for where I am currently!!
First pic - Let's do this!
Last pic- Holy Hell that was HARD! Am I alive? Yes I think I survived...woah...
Hi! I'm Leslie Mines. Momma to 2 littles, corporate chick turned sahm, inspiring positive intentional growth while not letting go of me and being a successful entrepreneur.