I feel it my duty to set all of you young women-pre-child-bearing-straight about one thing-POST BABY-your stomach will NEVER look the same again! Girls it is just a fact of life and the more babies you have-well the stomach just suffers more. If you have never had a baby before, you need to stand before the mirror and then turn and look at your profile. THIS GIRLS IS THE BEST IT IS EVER GOING TO BE!!!!! Between Gravity & Mother Nature, our stomachs take a pounding! I have done probably millions of crunches, etc. over my lifetime. For the period of time that I am diligently working on it, my stomach will look half way presentable again. While training for the marathon and running 50 miles a week and lifting weights a couple of times a week and walking many more miles a week, I actually thought I had my gut in pretty respectable shape. Here I am 3 months post marathon, NOW MIND YOU STILL RUNNING, and my gut looks like the well stretched out, poochy, old leather sling bag that you have had for the past 25 years. NOT A PRETTY SIGHT! When I look down, instead of tight and taut abs, I see this roll of gut fat hanging over my belt-DISGUSTING! Your muscles are never the same after that first baby and each successive baby after that just adds insult to injury. Children are wonderful and one of the greatest blessings in life is your family, BUT DO NO GO THERE with unrealistic expectations of having that young teenage figure EVER AGAIN!
On that note, I ran 5 miles this AM with Mel and then immediately walked 5 miles with Sandra. Sort of like "Tag Team" wrestling. They definitely had me down for the count after that! Time to get busy and get back in respectable shape again. If I don't I will be walking down to the beach in July with a flowing moo-moo.
The molding is all up-the carpenter is gone. The doors still have to be put in, the granite, the butler's pantry, the electrician, the plumber, and the painter. Except for those few things-I am almost finished!
I have about a dozen balls in the air right now and not sure if I am going or coming-BUT THIS TOO WILL PASS!