This is week 2 of me being able to get back to the gym and work out. I feel really great!! I must say, my body isn't exactly back to normal... I think the hardest thing is that my clothes just fit so different. It seems that all my shirts are too short, and pants just a little snug in the waist (definite muffin top going on :)) For some reason, I was under the impression that nursing would just melt off the pounds and I would be back to normal in no time, although I really do realize it takes most people awhile to lose their baby belly....and I have eased up on myself---it's only been 8 weeks!
In fact, most of the time, I feel like I appreciate my body so much more than I ever have---for all that it went through to bring this baby into the world---it's just amazing! And how it can produce all the nutrients to sustain his life now and grow him bigger and bigger--it truly is a miracle and something that should be celebrated, not embarrased or self-conscious about. (I'll be honest, I've had a few pity parties for myself though, mostly when I try my 'old' clothes on in my closet or try to find something to wear that doesn't fit right...or when I weigh myself) So, if I just keep wearing the new things I have bought that fit better and limit myself from stepping on the scale and keep eating healthy and working out, I know that I will bounce back soon!