I have a drawer full of jeans that currently fit like this which I’m pretty sure is not on trend for fall.
The other day I tried on pair after pair and this is how most of them looked. There was a moment (or an hour) of frustration with my body and then I realized I had 2 choices.
- Be upset because nothing fit (which I guarantee you will lead to a spiral of trying to control my food intake and exercise).
- Buy some new jeans in a bigger size and move on with my life.
I chose option 2 because life is short and this literally will not matter a year from now so why waste my energy on it?
When it comes to body composition you can focus on the inputs or the outputs.
Inputs are things like :
1️⃣ Exercise consistency
2️⃣ Nutrition consistency
3️⃣ Time (especially when you’re postpartum)
4️⃣ Sleep (ha! What’s that?)
And then there are outputs. Things like:
1️⃣ Scale weight/body fat percentage
2️⃣ How your clothes fit
3️⃣ How you perceive your body is progressing/ looking (a tricky metric).
I’m not saying you shouldn’t care about the outputs I’m just saying if you focus more on the inputs over time you’ll
- Probably get the results you’re after
- Probably not feel so crazy in the process⠀
I know this is easier said than done. I know some days you’ll totally have a handle on it and other days your insecurities will flare and you’ll feel like you’re a mess.
But you’re not a mess. You’re a mom, probably a really great one and this shit takes time so be nice to yourself ok?
P.S. I’m 100% positive your kids don’t give ✌🏼 shits what size your pants are. They just care that you’re you and you show up. They love you exactly as you are so maybe you should follow their lead on the days where it’s feeling a little tough. 👊🏼
P.P.S. If you need a bit of help figuring out the inputs from someone who gets it, check out my postpartum return to exercise guide. It’ll meet you where you’re at postpartum & help you figure out exercise after pregnancy (but first go buy those jeans in a bigger size, ok?)