Thursday, June 17, 2010

Peeing your pants can be funny

It's only funny because I'm 2 weeks postpartum (Hello Box Jumps!).  If I were 6 months postpartum, it would be less funny.  If I were 2 years postpartum, it wouldn't be funny at all. 

Luckily, I came across this great article by a woman named Kara whose blog, Mama Sweat, chronicles her adventure as a Mom of 4 (four!) who finds time for fitness.  If you pee your pants EVER, you HAVE to read this article.  I've really enjoyed Kara's blog, and I hope you do too.  Her blog isn't about getting the perfect post-baby body, but more about being a role model for her four children.

Which reminds me.....

I named this blog Mama Gets Her Six Pack Back because, well, it's catchy.  I wanted to name it "Mama Gets Her Fran Time Back" but that really alienates those of you who don't do CrossFit.  (Are you wondering who in the heck is Fran?  See, I told you, it's alienating!  This is "Fran"

However, upon giving birth to Morgan, and sitting in the tub taking a bath that very same day, staring down at my saggy stomach, I had a thought.  IT DOESN'T MATTER.  It doesn't matter that I might never get my pre-pregnancy body back.  I might never fit into my size 4 Lululemons (though I hate to waste the money!), or my size 2 Levis (which were never really that comfortable anyway), and I might never have the six pack I once had.  Do I care?  No.  I don't.  I have the most wonderful son in the entire world, and that's what really matters.

I DO still care about my Fran time, and my Deadlift, and all that stuff.  However, I am confident that sometime in the future, I will get that 3-minute Fran I am after, and maybe even that 300# Deadlift (pushing a kid out is supposed to make you stronger, so I'm told!)  I'm not in a hurry, either.  When I first started CrossFit, I was really not in good shape, and it took me a while to get into shape for the Games.  That was a long road, and although I might be in a little better shape now than when I first started CrossFit, I fully expect that it will take me as long as it did the first time to reach the kind of shape that I used to be in.

I have worked out twice this week at Bridger CrossFit.  I will post on those workouts next time.  But, being in the gym is very humbling and reminds me that I used to be in really good shape.
This photo is a test.  Ben said he would stop taking pictures of himself upside down with the camera (he does that every time he picks up a camera) once I post one of those shots on my blog.  Here it is!

1 comment:

  1. Bet you get that body back in no time. I did, it took me 9 months, and I started dabbling back with Crossfit 2 wks postpartum, and in earnest probably 4 months. The body may not be exactly the same, but I bet you'll fit in those pants pretty soon.