Diary, Uncategorized

Back in the Swing as a New Mom

Well, it’s been three years since my last post on this site. To say there’s been some changes in my life would be a massive understatement!

I won’t rehash everything, but here’s the basics:

  • I married the love of my life, Tony
  • The whole world went into lock down and life as we knew it changed forever
  • We grew our family by one perfect little boy!

Unlike the super motivated people out there, I spent a lot of my lock down on the couch, becoming one of Uber Eats’ best customers with a glass of wine in hand. And now I’m a mom with a postpartum body that’s still in recovery.

Without sharing every detail of my birth story (although perhaps I’ll share that another time), my precious baby Oliver came to us via emergency cesarean. Being 5 weeks postpartum now, I’m definitely still in recovery, and I’ve been advised that walking is the only exercise I can do until we hit 12 weeks. This also means no lifting the pram in and out of the car until then, so my activities are quite restricted if I don’t have company.

I’m super happy to report that our breastfeeding journey is going beautifully. Oliver is a champion feeder, and my body is doing its thing without issue. Of course, this means that the restrictive “diets” that I’ve attempted in the past are a no go. While following a much slower path to weight loss feels foreign to me, the silver lining is that it’ll be a much more sustainable journey, hopefully instilling better eating habits along the way.

It’s safe to say that my postpartum body is completely different from my pre-pregnancy body. I’m not really sure how my body will morph in the months to come, and what bits will go back to where they were and what ones have moved permanently, but I guess that’s part of my journey now.

One thing that I’ve realised and admitted to myself in the time that I’ve been away from this site is that I have an unhealthy relationship with food. I’m not really sure how to begin to repair that relationship but I’m sure part of that will be to dig deep and discover why it’s so broken. So here’s to healing my mind and body, so I can feel good for myself, and be healthy and set an example for my son as he grows up.

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