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14 Sep

My son is 10 months old!!  How in the world did that happen?  Sometimes I am certain I have just counted the months incorrectly, so I count them again…and to my disappointment my baby boy is just getting older, and very quickly.  His first birthday is just around the corner which puts a lot more pressure on me to be back in pre-baby shape {apparently not enough pressure though, because I’m still not getting serious about exercising or dieting}.  Although I was able to get back to pre-pregnancy weight without a lot of work {and plenty of servings of cake and ice cream} I still haven’t reclaimed my pre-baby figure.  It’s interesting how reaching pre-baby weight does not equal pre-baby body.  Anyone else familiar with this?

The season is about to change and I would love to get out and shop for some more up-to-date, less mommy-like clothes…which means I need to be fit so jean shopping won’t be so frustrating!  I don’t want to be forced into wearing all of my “optical illusion” outfits that got me through the dreadful postpartum period last winter.  My staple outfits consisted of…

1.  A-line or empire waist everything….from shirts to dresses.  Preferably made from a quality, non-clingy fabric.  These were snug up top and loose and flowy over the problem areas.

2.  Scarves…worn long to disguise a little post-baby belly.  They were even fashionable…lucky me.

3. Tailored jackets.  Once I could squeeze into a decent pair of pants and a fitted top I threw a tailored jacket over it all.  One with a v-neck to draw attention  up and away from my mid-section.  And, the greatest benefit of jackets??  They hide muffin top/spare-tire {whatever you prefer to call it}.

Let’s hope I can get my act together.  In the past 24 hours I have eaten an entire bag {not a personal sized bag…a family sized one!} of peanut-butter M&Ms.  Off to the elliptical trainer I go…