I was walking out to my car after church this Sunday when a lady asked me “Tilisa, are you having another baby?” Ugh! Now keep in mind the following Sunday we are having a baptism and first birthday party for my little guy. Yes a year has gone by since his birth and yes I am still hanging on to twenty pounds of what I like to call ‘new mommy fat’. I guess now after a year I can’t really refer to myself as a new mommy any more. I will have to refer to myself as a mom now and it is probably time to get rid of that fat – because now I need to look at it as… just fat.
Nothing like that dreaded question to get you motivated and serious about loosing that extra weight. I really don’t want to look like I am having another baby with a pooch belly when I’m not. I laughed it off by patting my belly and saying “No, I am just hanging on this post-baby belly. I wish I was pregnant, then I would have a good excuse for this belly of mine.” Of course this was in front of several folks from church who overheard this conversation. I am sure they were embarrassed for me. One friend of mine tried to make me feel better by telling me how much she has gained in the past few months – I love my friends! Of course I told my husband this story and he laughed (quite a bit actually) thinking that was pretty funny. The he asked me how I felt about being asked that – my response: “I feel fat”.
Ok, now it is time to get serious about dropping that mommy fat and get my belly looking like it did before baby. I will be taking it one step at a time (I am still nursing). Small changes are easier to make and will last – rather than drastic changes that I wont be able to keep up with. Follow my blog to keep up with my journey and feel free to share your story, tips, and helpful information in the comment section below. I look forward to hearing from you!