Monday, July 13, 2015

Mama Mia

MONDAY is back with avengence! Who else had the HARDEST time getting their life together this morning? Oh that's just me? Cooooool. So I had a bit of a downer me week last week.... growing a baby is tough stuff! I won't lie, I have it super easy (praise all of the things) but have any of you other mama's to be struggled with your new body? I have never been a skinny mini. I am what they call skinny fat. I look decent in clothing but when bikini season came around I had some serious love handles accompanied by cellulite for days.. being 5'8" I would teeter around 135-150 depending on my eating and working out habits, which were always, ALWAYS terribly non habitual. If I wanted to drop a few pounds I would substitute a meal or 3 with a boring salad, or no meal at all. Guilty. This whole baby business has given my body a run for it's money! Having to eat regular meals and drink water is probably a norm for most of you, but my erratic schedule has got me struggs. 

The most important thing to me is to make sure I do what I can to keep this little growing babe healthy, but sometimes I just really want "my body back." How selfish right? I am in a constant battle between missing my body (which I thought was suuuuper not where I wanted it to be before) and feeling blessed with this ability to house a sweet spirit and give it life through me. super cool, still super alien-ish and uncomfortable for me to wrap my mind around, but really it' a miracle.

I have realized in the past few days, that yes, I have gained 30lbs... holy, can't believe I am admitting that, but I am doing it for the good of my little human baby. If you can't beat it, work with it. So that's what I am doing. I am trying to gym as much as my body & schedule will let me & I am giving in to realizing maternity clothing a few sizes larger than I expected is the new norm. Some days a girl just need to put on a pair of jeans and a tee shirt to feel like herself, so that's what I did. Thankfully Pink Blush Maternity sent me some super comfy, super cute Maternity Jeans & they have been a game changer! Will I ever be a size 6 again? Probably not any time soon. But I can accept my growing body and continue to try and keep it healthy and happy? Hell yeah, because it's not all about skinny jeans and crop tops for me anymore. Although, this outfit is definitely my maternity take on it.

To all you Mama's & Mama's to be out there, love your bodies, love your bellys, & take good care of them, not everyone has the gift you've been given.

Top: Forever 21 | Kimono: Shopbop | Denim: Pink Blush Maternity | Shoes: Similar Here | Hat: Similar Here & Here | Clutch: Similar here | Necklace: Hope Ave

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