Tag Archives: exercise

Do Babies Ruin Bodies?

22 Apr

I was a little disgusted at this comment from Jillian Michaels. I love her and I love the show the Biggest Loser but this can be a very hurtful comment to those of us who have had children. In a recent interview she expressed her desire to adopt instead of  having children due to the impact it has on a woman’s body. Well, yes my body is nothing like before I got pregnant.  After my first daughter I did go right back to my old size. I have a ways to go after my second but that is my own emotional eating and stress that has caused my weight issues not the birth of my peanut. I would definitely take  my girls and my now body than my skinny self and no children!

She is a fitness trainer. She would know how to stay fit during pregnancy and she could go right back to it after. She is not saying much about her skills if she thinks that. I have seen many a mother go right back to their pre-pregancy body by staying healthy during pregnancy and continuing that after. I do applaud her for adopting but before she counsels people on body image she may want to seek counseling herself!

Invest in you

20 Nov

I love this title. My favorite blog is ohmommy, she wrote this post on investing in yourself. It is really good. If you leave her a comment by Sunday, you have a chance to win these awesome boots from crocs. Go to the link above to read the post and find out more details.

After reading the post, the challenge was trying to come up with something I do for myself. As a stay at home mom, I don’t think of myself very often. I put me on the back burner which is probably why I emotionally eat and I am over weight. The emotional eating part started a long time ago but I think I look at it as comfort and a friend. I do get my hair cut and styled once a quarter and I just invested in some nicer shampoo since my hair was really suffering. I had a conditioning treatment put on and my hair looks so much healthier and is not all dried out and dull looking.

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