Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mommy Of 3 - Truth, Not Excuse!

Disclosure: I got this shirt as part of an advertorial.
There used to be a time when I'd make the fact that Ive had 3 kids an excuse for my (extra) weight.... I'd "justify" (aka blame) the fact that I let myself go, on being pregnant 5 times*, and birthing 3 kids. I didn't like the fact that I was over-weight (obese in fact), but even more so I didn't like the fact that it was MY fault. I never wanted to admit that I just plain had a food addiction, and that I hated to be active. 

I wallowed in self pity over the "vicious cycle" that was over-eating paired with laziness.. With I'm "too tired", "I dont have the time/I'm busy", or "I'm not feeling good"... It was always these excuses when the kids wanted me to play outside with them. Or when The Hubs encouraged me to get up and get active... Or play some kind of active sport with he and the kids outside. But the plain old truth was that I was honestly just being lazy. I'd rather sit in comfort and eat. And I HATED the feeling of moving. It hurt, and I didn't want to hurt, I didn't even want to try. I hated the feeling of my flab jiggling all about. And I hated being too slow and out of breath to keep up with my kids. So I just didn't even want to try.
I didn't want to feel bad about all I was missing... So I made excuses and blamed anything, but myself. All I was doing with all those excuses was making things worse for myself. Looking back I cant help but shake my head at myself. Thinking back specifically to my excuse about being a mommy of 3... Letting that be the reason for my weight gain is just ridiculous! Sure pregnancy makes you put on a little weight, and the stress and sleepless nights that come with motherhood are a reason so many of us pack on the pounds. It can be a legit reason. But what I was doing was allowing that to be a reason to just let myself go and not care about taking care of myself anymore.

Now I realize how being a mommy of 3 is a truth... A fact about me, but NOT an excuse for me. In fact more than anything, it should be a huge REASON for me to take care of myself. To be fit and moreover, HEALTHY. To be the mom that CAN and WILL play outside with my kids and enjoy it, not dread it. To be an example for my kids on how to eat right, and live a good healthy lifestyle. I can be a proud mommy of 3.... Knowing that they are a BIG reason for keeping myself healthy, and not my excuse for being over-weight. I'm no longer making excuses, and instead proudly making changes for a better me.

What ridiculous excuses have you made for yourself? 
Are you making changes are you making now to combat those excuses?
I'd love to hear from you! Share your thoughts me... ♥

*You can read about my angel babies here & here.

What Im Wearing:
Shoes: Under Armour
Workout Capri's:Walmart
Bandeau Bra: Gifted
Shirt: c/o Hip Together
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  1. I wish I had your boobs lol!!! you look good mariquia! :))) Mom of 3 looks good on you! :)

  2. Cute shirt, I could do one of those!

  3. Loved this post, I remember feeling that way especially the first year post birth of my two-you so desperately need to be active but having the confidence is a whole other story. Well done you. Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

  4. Ouch Totally Convicted Here, my excuses were your excuses, the reality is Ive lost 40lbs twice and its hard work, and I havent wanted to try again and actually keep it off for good, but I'm going to do it, got my excersize on today and drinking my recovery protein shake


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