Every single wrinkle was worth it...

This is something that I find very difficult to write about, but for some reason, today I feel like I have the courage to do it. I'm talking about that dreaded post-baby belly!!! None of us want to look at it and we all avoid vertical mirrors at department stores. We all pin different recipes that promise quick results and try different fad diets because "my friend tried it and lost 10 lbs in 1 week!". I am so guilty of all of these. And it makes me so sad to think that we kill ourselves for our pre-pregnancy bodies when the truth is, we'll never get it back...and it's okay. Sure, Britney Spears and Beyonce did it, but I sure don't have a full-time trainer and personal chef to help me. I have a full-time job and 2 kids...it ain't happening! I do, however, have an amazing husband that tries cooking me healthy meals (when he's home) and encourages me to live a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly, he still tells me I'm pretty. I am so proud to say that in the past 2 months, by eating so much better, drinking a lot more water, and running twice a week before I pick up the kids (when I can), I have lost 12 pounds and my clothes are finally fitting again...maybe even a little baggy. I am so excited to be loosing my baby weight finally and my goal is to loose 18-20 more pounds by March 8 (Keira's 1st birthday). But I would never want to loose my "baby belly". The wrinkles are most definitely an eyesore (for me), but they are there for a damn good reason. They are there because I carried 2 beautiful, healthy babies and brought them into the world. It took us 5 tries for those 2 babies, and as much as I hated loosing the other 3, they will ALWAYS make me so grateful for Dylan and Keira. And thank you, mommy, for your wrinkles :-)

I found this on Pinterest this morning and it is SO true...every single wrinkle was worth it...
(I couldn't find the original source of this photo, so I'm not sure who I should give credit to)

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