I am definitely struggling with getting dressed everyday. I am 30 pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight and carrying most of that in my thighs & middle section. I am trying to learn to dress a very different body shape then I had 9 months ago. I’ve picked up a few more things from Target to try to feel somewhat cute at this size while not breaking the bank on clothes I will only (hopefully) wear for a few months.
I bought this this particular striped shirt from Target because it has a heavier weight fabric which has enough structure so that it doesn’t cling to the chub around my mid-section. And then because my full panel maternity jeans were getting a little ridiculous to still be wearing and not staying up right – I bought a pair of super stretchy skinny jeans to take their place. It was hard to buy a pair three sizes bigger then my ‘normal’ size but better then continuing to feel terrible about what I have on. (Also got them in bootcut.) And because what’s a trip to Target without some unplanned purchases I got this fun necklace in both teal & yellow. (Yay for jewelry always fitting regardless of what the scale says!) 🙂
Since I’m six week post-partum today I am going to make two goals for myself for the next six weeks of my maternity leave:
- Start eating healthier & walking lots – since I’m officially cleared for exercise I am going to start being much better about watching what I’m eating (sniff… good-bye Taco Bell) and taking long walks with the baby (she loves them and naps most of the time). I will do a weigh-in Wednesday and give you guys a +/- pounds progress report because I hear accountability keeps you motivated! Check back next Wednesday for my first check-in. 🙂
- Post at least 3x a week. I still have some body double posts saved up so between that and mixing and matching the few items I do fit into currently – I should be able to cobble together enough time & thought to post a few times a week!