Tomorrow Jillian will be 13 weeks old. That means I'll be 13 weeks post-partum. And at 13 weeks I'm still working on losing the baby weight.
I know most women don't lose all the weight that quickly. Most of the weight has come off. Right now I'm 7 pounds away. That's not too bad. But it's gonna be a hard 7 pounds to lose. Part of me isn't sure I can. I was in the middle of training for a marathon when I got pregnant. I certainly wasn't under weight but my metabolism isn't what it was in high school or college so getting to my desired weight takes a lot of work.
But I'm trying to not focus on the number on the scale. What matters more is how I look in my non-maternity clothes & fitting into my jeans. It's probably a good thing that our hot summer has hit because I have no desire to wear jeans now anyway.
It's my stomach that's gonna need the most work. It's not terrible but I can't help but get discouraged. Even though I'm 13 weeks post-partum I feel like I look 13 weeks pregnant.
And it doesn't help to hear of celebrities who had a baby & lost all the weight in a matter of weeks & are on magazine covers wearing bikinis showing off their perfectly trim bodies. Yes, I realize these women have the money to hire dieticians & personal trainers & nannies to watch their babies. And I bet most of those pictures are doctored. But it's very discouraging to us normal moms.
There's a little bit of ab muscle forming in there & I know as I continue running & eventually add mileage that it'll get stronger. It's just very frustrating that it's going so slowly.