PART 6! Series: Labor? Easy. Getting into my old jeans? Not so much.

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“You’re 6 centimeters dilated! Just a little bit longer. Keep up the good work!” says the doctors and nurses while you’re in labor.

Sure! Keep up the good work!

No problem…

Just accept the pain you’re in and remember that it will ALL be worth it in the end. Soon you’ll have that little bundle of joy in your arms. You’ll be in love forever and smiling from ear to ear. Surely there will be ups and downs, there will be happy times and frustrating times, there will be times that you’re exhausted beyond words but feel incredibly rewarded.

You know that this all ties into getting back into your skinny jeans, right?  That’s a stretch?  Hear me out…

You have goal in weight loss after having a baby. Just like you have goals for your child.

You lose 3 pounds one week and gain 1 pound the next, much like when your ecstatic that your child has reached a milestone but then goes on “sleep strike” for a week as a half.

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Your workouts will leave you exhausted  but knowing that it’s helping you reach a weight loss goal will give you a sense of accomplishment and motivation. This is a similar feeling to when your child goes through a growth spurt. You’ll be exhausted, yes. But then there will be the satisfaction in knowing that your child is thriving and growing.

For an example, <a href=”https://vermont.momcollective.com/2012/11/06/part-4/“>this whole dairy-free thing</a> has left me wanting to pull my hair out. But at the same time, it’s helping my 2 1/2 month old. She’s only spitting up *maybe* twice a day, instead of multiple times after each feeding. Also? I’m losing weight! <em>Goes to show that ice cream and obscene amounts of yogurt isn’t the best weight loss plan. </em>

Here are my weekly stats…
To date:
Total weight loss desired: 45 lbs
Weight loss since delivery (10 weeks ago): 27 lbs
Pounds to go: 18 lbs
How does parenting go hand in hand with YOUR weight loss goals? Do you have the same similarities as I do?

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Mauranda is a twenty-something year old mother, wife, business owner, web and graphic designer, marketing gal, dancer, wanna-be Suzie Homemaker, self-taught "chef/baker" (terms used extremely lightly) who lives in Jericho with her husband, Shane (an Army veteran), and two daughters, Maddisyn (3 years old) and Makinley (newborn). She loves being a mom and wife, spending quality time with family and friends, DIY projects, crafts, writing, working, dancing, reality TV, all things pink, cooking and baking.

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