It was a happy day when I fit into this dress from my honeymoon wardrobe.
A bag full of clothes was back to use again.
Although I weigh 4 kilos more than what I was at that time. With some jiggles – wiggles here and there.
But I am also an older person. More importantly, I am a mother to a little human being.
It’s been a journey of realizing I don’t need validation about my looks from the society.
I had a healthy pregnancy. Put on the ideal amount of weight.
Gave birth to a healthy child.
I was basking in the glory of motherhood.
But, I did not lose any weight post giving birth. For about 8 months.
From “you have become huge” to “weight loss should happen within 9 month of giving birth”, I heard it all.
But being the borderline over-confident person that I am, I wasn’t bogged down by these comments.
I took in my stride & decided to lose the extra weight only when I felt I was ready.
What also helped was that I have a loving & nurturing husband.
And my mother, who is a strong source of positivity.
She took care of me post partum & told me not to pay heed to any negative remarks. Rise above & enjoy motherhood.
I thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy & wanted to feel the same about early motherhood.
After all I gave birth to 3.3 kg healthy baby. I felt I had all the right to indulge a little bit more.
Being overweight didn’t mean I was unhealthy.
For me, being healthy comprises of 3 things:
I started the weight loss process only when I wanted to do it. A big motivator was to fit into my wardrobe.
What the scale showed didn’t matter much. I had my parameter set.
And once I decided do it, I reached my goal within 6-8 months.
How I did it comes in my next post :-).
Whether you lose the pregnancy weight in 9 months or 2 years, it should be your decision entirely.
The route you choose should be a healthy one.
It’s time we start being kind to ourselves & others. Especially fellow women :-).
After all, we owe ourselves a little more love.