I have for some reason been dreading this post. I am not sure why. Well actually I know why; I haven’t been feeling that great about where I am in my fitness journey since have McKenzie and McKayla. I think one of the hardest things for me is that I was the healthiest and most fit I had ever been right before becoming pregnant. Anyway, I am determined to get back to where I was; actually I am determined to go beyond where I was. This is my year for becoming the best I can be. I want to push myself to the fullest. I am excited to be on this new journey.
Mind: To be honest I am not sure where my mind is at these days. These past six months have been a blur. I am an emotional rollercoaster for the most part; I am sure it has to do with lack of sleep and being a mom to four daughters under 5. All-in-all being a mom to twins is something I can’t even begin to explain. It is exhausting and exhilarating. It is wonderful and maddening. It is frustrating and amazing. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Body: This is where I am not so sure what to say. I would love to be able to honestly say I am totally okay with my body and where it is at because I know I gave birth to four beautiful daughters, but I can’t that would be a lie. I am not feeling good about myself these days, I am not okay with where I am at physically. I am starting to doubt myself, I am starting to wonder can I really come back after being pregnant with twins. I mean I knew how to get my body back my two single births, but twins this is a new adventure. But after I get done having my pity party I tell myself I can do it. I just need to get back into my fitness routine. I have to stop feeling sorry for myself and go for it. Which is exactly what I have started to do. I am back at it and I have been for about a week now. Tomorrow I am going to fill you in on my workouts for the week. I am loving them.
In the Comments Below:
- How did you feel after having your baby(ies)?
- Any advice?
You look incredible! But I totally knowwhat you mean. Making time to work out is HARD. I feel like it’s going to be a little easier when the girls are a bit older. Or I keep telling myself that. 😉
Awe, thank you. Oh my it is so hard. I agree I think it can only get easier. 🙂
You look great lady! I know you can hear that a million times but until you FEEL good, it doesn’t mean a thing. Be easy with yourself and keep up your fantastic work. You are a freaking rock star. Seriously!
Thanks Erin. Now that I have been finding time to work out I am starting to feel better. It is amazing what a little exercise can do. 🙂
Girl. You look AMAZING. Four kids – no one would ever guess! I had twins almost 10 months ago and I totally know how you feel though. I felt great after recovering from my singleton pregnancy but twins is so different. Keep up the great work! I love your honesty – you are beautiful inside and out!
Thank you Amber. Something about having twins, changes you completely. In more ways then one. I will never be the same emotionally or physically. 🙂 You are so sweet, you made me smile!!
You look fabulous!! You need to give yourself some credit, because you ARE making progress and it’s only been 6 months. I always say it takes 9 months to gain all of the weight when you are caring your baby (or babies), so give yourself at least that time to lose it all and get back into shape. You will get there, but I totally know what you mean. I’m already thinking about getting back into shape after this baby is born, and how different it will be from when I had Keenan (and that is just with one baby!).
Thanks Melissa. I do keep telling myself 9 months!!