Well, for a newbie mom who gained tons of pounds during pregnancy, YES, IT IS. My waistline prior to giving birth to my beautiful baby girl was 23-24 inches. During pregnancy it ballooned to 40. Yes that’s how big I was.
I was on bedrest for several months and eating and sleeping were my daily routines. So you could now imagine how my once svelte frame metamorphosed into something waaaaaay bigger than it used to. I could sincerely say though that gaining these pounds was no biggie for me. (I’ve lost some but I’m not in my ideal body weight yet.) I knew it’s part of what we have to go through as moms. What I did not realize though and this certainly caught me unprepared, was the fact that losing these pounds is DIFFICULT. Back before we got married, my husband and I would always find time to workout regardless how tired we were from taping, shoots and all.
But having been in hiatus from working out for almost a year now, going back to my workout routines is really hard for me. Honestly, it is a BATTLE but I really need to push myself into it and find some motivation to really keep me going and achieve my goal. If not, I wouldn’t be able to finish what I just started. My challenge for myself as of the moment is to really get back in shape or else I’d be in a shopping spree – which I love doing by the way but I’m not sure if hubby approves.😁 Recently, as I face this so called “struggle”, I’ve to continually remind myself that first and foremost, I need to keep myself fit for God. I’m a steward of this body He has gifted me. Secondly, I need to be the best that I can be for my family. Next to God they’re the ones I need to faithfully render my time and attention. And I can’t do my duties well if I’m out of shape.
So, yes. Working out may be a battlefield for me now but I’m determined to fulfill my goal.
By the way, here’s a snap of me working out for the first time after almost a year. How long will it take for me to get back in shape? We shall see.