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A better me May 5, 2009

Filed under: A Better Me — themamabeth @ 3:39 am

Lots of the moms in the blogging world talk often about losing their baby weight. Some of them have four-month-olds, others have four-year-olds. The forum I participate in has an entire section devoted to health. Since I didn’t gain all that much weight when I was pregnant (about 40 pounds), most of it came right off after Baby Cakes was born, and what was left was easily hidden under my winter wardrobe. Jake complimented my ‘new’ body, and I felt just dandy. I didn’t feel the pain of all of these other moms.

And then it got hot. And my clothing options were suddenly drastically reduced.
So now I have a new evening routine. Baby goes to bed, I hang out to make sure she’s really asleep, then the dogs and I take off. We started with a couple of walking laps around the block, and tonight I added two laps jogging. I’m proud of myself. And even though I’ve only been doing this for a few days, I feel better. I feel happier, have more energy during the day, and I sleep better at night. Tonight I was only out for about 20 minutes, so I need to work on increasing that, but baby steps, right?
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