Going clothes shopping makes me feel like I'm putting things I to perspective.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Since having Hazel I've learned that I can't beat myself up over my body. What I want it to be just isn't realistic three months after having a baby. It's not even realistic for six months after having a baby. Before she was conceived I was 40-50 pounds overweight and over the course of my pregnancy I have gained 45 pounds. It's great that I've lost 33 pounds but I still have a ways to go.
Clothes shopping makes me feel like I'm keeping myself grounded and actually makes me feel like I'm working toward something right. I used to hate it, always finding clothes that were too small and beating myself up over it but now when I don't fit into something I'm ok. I just brush it off, tell myself to keep working at it, and then pick up something that fits comfortably and shockingly flatters my body. It's a way for me to celebrate my little victories and know what I'm working for.