Week in Review

This past week, I determined that becoming a mother is much like going back to the awkward age of puberty!  I'm not sure that my body will ever be the same after King Diaper entered the world.  I had vowed that I would enter my 40's happy, confident, slim and ready to take on any challenge.  Well, two of the 4 are true!  And, I suppose I can live with that.

One bit of advice that I can give any new mother, regardless of age, is get out of whatever rut you are in.  DO NOT allow yourself to live in maternity clothes.  Or, even worse, don't squeeze yourself like a snausage into whatever clothes you are determined to fit into.  Just start over.

Why?  Well, for starters, King Diaper pulls and tugs on everything I own causing a wardrobe malfunction at every turn.  So, shopping will include the need to consider this.

Second, your body shape may not ever be the same.  And, if it does bounce back, it might not bounce back immediately.  Or, if it does bounce back immeadiately, you are a true freak of nature and other women hate you.  (Just kidding, bask in the glory of that enjoy some ice cream!)

I have learned to rethink my wardrobe.  What once was flattering in terms of style and fit, no longer is.  I am not going to spend the next how ever long mourning my previous happy weight.  I'm going to enjoy being King Diaper's mommy and figure out what I can fit into and feel good about.

Try on clothes that you wouldn't have tried on before.  No, this doesn't mean a G String Bikini.  Try on lots of different shapes, styles and patterns and figure it out all over again.  Find things that fit your new lifestyle and activities.  And whatever you do, limit the amount of stretchy pants!  Go for things that you might not have to iron, skirts, dresses and things you can throw on and feel good in.  Trust me, you will thank me for that!

I'm still busy figuring this mommy thing out, but I do know that I'm going to love it and that doesn't leave a lot of room for obsessive diets and self loathing over a few pounds.  Working out every day, I'm on it.  I'll be back to my happy weight at some point.  I don't even know that I want to set a goal for it.  I just know that I have the following goals:

  • Be happy and enjoy being King Diaper's mommy.
  • Work out and eat to be healthy.
  • Try to keep a relatively clean house.
  • Balance work and home so that I can do a good job at both.
Well, that is quite enough.  Life is busy, and I'm trying to soak it all up -  changes and all.  Have a great weekend.  I'll post wardrobe suggestions and ideas soon!