Postpartum weight loss for realistic mums

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Speaking of September Slimdown, my wonderful husband sent me a link to this article on Essential Baby last week. It's a letter on baby weight loss from realistic mums everywhere. I have to admit that there have been so many times where I don't feel like exercising. I know I could drop the weight if I upped my cardio to 1 hour, but most days just the thought of doing the Shred and a half hour run is exhausting. It's hard enough to find the energy (and time) to do half an hour cardio. Try exercising when you've been up at 12, 3 and 6am!

I came across an article yesterday about Jessica Simpson. She recently had a baby but the article says nothing about how much she may or may not be enjoying motherhood, instead focusing on her weight loss journey. To be sure, she has put the weight loss centre forward by accepting a $4 million deal with weight watchers (I wish!!) but the article only serves to make us think about how much weight we aren't losing. And being healthy for her daughter is so different from being skinny for her daughter. 

Sometimes we do just have to cut ourselves some slack. We don't need to get back to our pre-pregnancy weight in the first six weeks or even the first year, nor do we even need to write a musical while our baby sleeps, as the author of the article has done. If you've make it though the week in one piece with a happy baby then good oh, pat yourself on the back and pour your self a well deserved glass of wine. 

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