So the item that has been weighing on my mind this week is the fact that all my haute clothes don't fit. As some of you may know, I am particularly obsessive about my weight. I have done every diet known to man and am a workout fanatic. Prior to my pregnancy my main hobby was running, and running far. You know how people wonder how it could possibly be fun to run miles and miles? Well, I am the one they are wondering about. I love to run, lift weights, ski, you name it. I did what I could through my pregnancy but let's face it - at 8 months pregnant you are not haute while excercising, you are just HOT and swollen...and puffy...and...Although I watched what I ate, I gained 30 pounds of baby weight. I know that this is "average" and I was more worried about having a healthy baby (I did, she was 7 pounds 14 ounces). I thought that as soon as I got clearance I would be all about hittin' the pavement but now 8 weeks has gone by and all I can do is muster some energy up to walk, and not even consistently.
Here is the dilemma - how does a once fit, stay at home, breastfeeding mom find the time to start working off those baby pounds? I look at pictures of many of my friends and they look just as the did pre-baby - how did they do it? I tease myself by trying to get my pre-baby jeans on and they won't even fit over my thighs! I have a baby jogger and wonder if I do get out there with Stella, what will happen? What if she gets hungry? What if she poops (that's a whole other dilemma in itself)? Can I logistically work out at home? Is there a good video out there? Tell me please! We are in the middle of bathing suit season and I refuse to be "that girl" but I also refuse to convert to the tankini. Let's go all you haute moms - post your stories, experiences, and tips for the rest of us. Help us get those haute mom bodies back!