I had a reader send me this side by side, holy smokes. It's been quite a ride the 3 years between these pictures! All I can say is that I'm REAL glad I'm done having babies!
I'm also very glad I have weight lifting in my life right now, the knee is just not happy when I run. I can do it, but when I limp around the rest of the day it really affects my mood and the rest of my day. I don't care for myself when I'm pissy, I don't like being that way so it makes me not want to run. Lifting and Crossfitting don't aggravate it thankfully!! It's been 6 months since my meniscus surgery, but I'm going in for anther MRI today to see what's going on - they probably just want more of my insurance money.
Honestly right now I"m just thankful I can do any sort of exercise.
Funny a few years ago I was obsessed with weighing myself - I'd let that number on the scale affect me. Scale weighing is a very hard obsession to break!!!! I follow lots of weight loss IG people who weigh themselves constantly, I want to help set them free hahah, but it has to be something you decide on your own. That you'll weigh 2 pounds less today and maybe 1 pound more tomorrow, but IT DOESN'T MATTER. You're still the same person.
I've turned my obsession to lifting. I want to be stronger, week after week, I wanna know - what is my body capable of. Lifting by myself in the gym made it hard to push myself - no one was there to tell me that I DO have more in me. The high price of a crossfit membership comes with that pushing - a coach. Having that person has made all the difference in my workouts y'all. I needed that push, craved it even. I'm not the strongest girl in there, but everyday I leave feeling pretty damn proud of myself for doing better than I did the time before. I work hard for that damn little gold star.
My sister joined too and it's pretty much my favorite thing ever to workout with her.