Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Oh hi, I wearing jeans (that's a big deal for me).
I had a rough morning yesterday.
Trying on different outfits, trying to feel pretty in what I had on...and I only felt really uncomfortable.
So, I shed my off-fitting jeans, and a tad too snug shirt and went back to my staple: stretch pants+jersey tunic type shirt. I drove around running errands with my three babies wishing I wasn't so squishy. (Remember, my babies like me squishy?). I just started getting more and more annoyed, almost disgusted with myself that I wasn't back to my size 6 jeans yet.

Then I heard a voice in my head. Odd, but it was me, in five years. I said to me: "oh shut up and give your self a freaking break. You are worried over something so dumb. You just had  a baby, you know this is how your body works, so just stop it." Basically, I got told by myself. 

So, I'm over it. 

Cause you know what? I  feel great. And my body is amazing. It makes people, and then feeds them.
 I am eating healthier than I have possibly ever, I run in the mornings when the sun is rising and my babies are sleeping,  and then its go go go with them and a husband until bed time.
So who cares if I'm not back to "normal" yet? Ya know what? NO ONE DOES.

Thank you me-in-five-years, I needed that talking to.


Hays said...

i love this post. a good reminder to us all.

btw i love your stretchy pants/tunic look. really i do.

Tiffany said...

awesome post for all to read and remember!


A little Birdie... said...

Feel free to rummage through my closet anytime. Just like the good ol' days! You can even steal stuff when I'm gone if you like. Nothing terribly fancy, but new to you!

Natasha and Jesse said...

I've been reading your blog for a little bit now without commenting, but today I decided to comment. Thank you for this post! I'm due with our first baby in July and I will definitely need to remember this once I have the little one since I'm pretty sure my body will work the same way. Btw, your children are adorable!

Alex and Andrew Sorensen said...

You Look great and don't give yourself such a hard time. Your body is recovering. Listen to your future self. and thanks for sharing. that is great to hear.

Megan Marie said...

can "you in five years" give advice to everyone? because "me in five years" will likely still be a nut.

Brooke said...

Just remember how many women out there wished they owned a pair of size 6 jeans. You've done it before, you can do it again. No matter what size you are, you're pretty amazing and cute.

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