Get Fit Thursdays // Motivation

I finally had time this week (spring break) to go shopping using my birthday money from parents and in-laws. I needed to stock up on spring and summer clothing, especially jeans and shorts as I only have one pair of jeans that fit my thighs and hips right now.

I will be honest. I was struck down twice:
1) At the mall, I couldn’t find anything I liked for the price. I miss University Mall in Provo with my favorite shops that had amazing clearance racks…
2) I hate how everything, especially the pants (didn’t) fit on me.

It really was a blow to my self-image. Actually, this whole postpartum has. While I was pregnant, I didn’t mind how I looked–I was pregnant, creating a human being. And, I didn’t show very much nor gained more weight than necessary. I was a good-looking pregnant woman. But afterwards, I still am 20 pounds heavier than I was before and my shape has changed. Before pregnancy, I had a slight hourglass, A-line shape. Now, I am starting to have a pear-shape. I still have an hourglass, but then my sillhouette indents a little before bulging back out at the thighs.

I hate it.

Yes, I wrote a post a few weeks postpartum on being beautiful, but it’s been 9 months. It took me this long to put on the weight. Why, after eating healthily and working out for a month have I not lost any weight or changed my shape.

I really want my old figure back. Honestly, I can deal with the weight, as it is an average weight for my height. But, I want my slim, A-line, hourglass frame back!

These are motivation to doing so:

1) At the end of July, we will be having a family reunion with Justin’s family. His sisters, even those who are 13 or so years older than me, are hot! And, they’re all runners. We’ll be doing a half marathon together and then spending a week on a lake…in swimsuits…I want to fit in.

2) I want, desperately, to look like this again:

I miss looking like this. I know I’m pretty. I don’t doubt that. I know I ‘m healthy. I don’t doubt that. But, I do not like how my body feels or the shape it is.

That is my motivation for getting fit.

What is your motivation for getting fit?

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Emilie Burke

    Have you thought about stitchfix as a way to help solve your clothes concerns? You can build one or two or five pieces a month and slowly adjust your size to the clothes so you have something relevant and new without spending a ton of money or time.

  • Thank you for the suggestion, Emilie!

  • I always hate shopping for that reason! Everything looks so good on the hanger and then so much worse once I try it on haha. Hope you find something you like!

    Also, is this still a linkup? I'm planning on joining tomorrow!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Hang in there. You're doing the work and it will pay off!! It took me a *solid* 14 months to get back to the shape I wanted to be in after having Marcus.
    Have you incorporated any workouts aside from running? I found after having Marcus that doing Insanity workouts really helped. And, now there's even a workout call T25 (only 25 minutes!) that is supposed to be awesome. I've also heard about some workouts on YouTube that are pretty killer.

    It's easy to say, but try not to get frustrated. Postpartum bodies are no joke and take a little time to whip back in to shape.

  • Shannon, I had forgotten to put the HTML for the linkup in, but it is fixed now and you can link up if you'd like!

  • Justin and I've been doing Daily Burn, but we've been doing "Easy" ones for him (he doesn't really workout like I do, so baby steps for him).

  • Woo! Just added my link. 🙂