Working out: Is the struggle really real?

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.

20 thoughts on “Working out: Is the struggle really real?

  1. hi miss liv! Happy for you.. congratulations for your new website.. regards John Prats and baby Lilly! #WeAreTheDynamites

  2. Hi isabel prats congratulations sa website mo. Nakakarelate ako sa iyo after gave birth talagang mag gain ka ng weight at mahirap nang ibalik ang dating katawan for me ha tamad kasing mag exercise at least kayo may mga personal trainor. Kaya mo iyan to be sexy at the same time a wonderful mom to LiFe and wife to your cuff pratty. God bless you. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š

  3. dis is true its a struggle for us moms to lose weight after giving birth wid r busy sched especially if u dont have a helper in ur house and ur a working mom.. but we must still try to do some exercise so we can be at least physically fit for r self and for r loves ones..
    congrats isabel will visit ur site from time to time..
    Godbless you and ur beautiful fam especially life… super love her nameπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

  4. Hi Ms Liv, Im on my 6th month now,like you ,I am also getting bigger because of my baby inside.But I dont mind it so much,hehe..Hope to hear more blogs from you on about taking care of yourself and baby Life,same as you as a first time mom..Thanks.Godbless.:)

  5. Congratulations on your new website “momma liv” and also to “poppa john” who is always supportive. I want you to know that in this young age, you became a blessing to me and a very good example. God bless your family!

  6. Hi mrs. Prats I have my second baby last march 2016 and also gained weight that almost can’t fit my clothes. After 6 weeks PP, I started to workout to get back in shape again, anyway my 1st child was turning 6 this year and my 2nd was turning 4 mons- so it is really hard for me also to get back in shape. But now, i almost get back in my previous shape my waist line is 27 and my weight is 58kg. I have a motivation while I am in healthy diet, i drink green tea almost trice a day and work out everyday in the house while my baby is as sleep. I know you can do it also. God bless you and your family! 😊

  7. I can totally relate with this. It took me a year before I lose weight, and I didn’t get my old body back but at least I lose weight. Being a single mom, I have to balance every single minute. Juggling between work , baby and household chores is really hard but at the end of the day, being a MOM is the most rewarding job πŸ™‚

    Push mo yan isabel! πŸ™‚ go lang ng go! πŸ™‚

    Rica |

  8. this blog post is an inspiration and a motivation as well. im a mother of 2 kids, a 5yr old boy and a 1yrold girl. i use to weigh 48kgs before the pregnancies. now i weigh 62.4kgs. im overweight in our latest ape. and its been bugging me, how i could shred 12kgs.

    maybe i should follow your blog for tips..

    il have to do something soon, i owe my kids and my hubby a good and healthy body.

  9. Thanks, Liv! Nice share. Very inspiring. I will certainly visit your blog often. Keep it up. All the best to you and your family. πŸ™‚ xoxo

  10. I read your Blogs. I am touched and so proud of you of what you became my dear Olivia Daytia! ❀️

    – your old friend from College in Cebu: Janice (Canada)

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