I stayed pretty active after college by going on a walk several days a week (except of course in the winter when I usually gained a few pounds). My first pregnancy was a breeze- I didn’t gain very much weight and bounced back to my “normal” body pretty quick. My second pregnancy was very different. I gained much more weight and did NOT bounce back like I thought I should. Even after I felt like the weight was coming off, my entire body was flabby. My “normal” was gone. I went shopping for new summer clothes and decided I was NOT going to wear sleeveless shirts anymore. Could I get away with long sleeves all summer long?? I had NO muscle left! I started going to Stroller Strides in April and within 2 months I could see muscle tone in my arms, legs, and stomach! Besides, I was getting a pretty decent tan from being outside! What a boost in my self-esteem! And I DID wear sleeveless shirts that summer after all! On top of it all, I was making friends! I was happier, healthier and, ya know, that made me a better mom!
Now I want to hear your story! How have you made strides in fitness, motherhood, and life since your children were born?
TO ENTER: Comment on the blog or send me an email at [email protected] One lucky winner will receive THREE months of FREE Stroller Strides classes! That’s a winter of NOT gaining those extra pounds!
*New members only. Winner will be announced October 27.