I am thrilled to announce that this morning I weighed myself to find all the weight I gained with Dassa-Beanie GONE!! I wasn't one of those lucky women whose weight came off easily with breastfeeding. :(
I have had to work for it. My first weight goal is done. I have been rollerblading Mon-Fri every morning about 7miles. I also threw in the occasional abs exercise. I need to throw in a few more of those, but I can now work on getting off the 10 pounds of 'first-year marriage weight' now. I am confident that if I continue on this path that my diligence will be rewarded. I have enjoyed the muscle toning in my legs and butt. ;) The tummy continues to be the trouble zone, but the angry stretch marks have faded thank goodness! It makes me feel confident to know that if we have another that I am not just adding to the first pregnancy's weight.
I have watched a friends baby several times now and am pleased with seeing how well Dassa-Beanie would do with sharing attention and being a help. I enjoy knowing that I would still have another 10 months of just me and Dassa-Beanie time before a sibling would come along, however. I feel more emotionally prepared since the weight is off that if it were to happen I would welcome it completely. Who knows if God will bless us with another? - If so, wonderful - but if not I can confidently state that I have been so blessed by having Dassa-Beanie! I am enjoying every stage with its challenges and discovery. Beautiful to see the world through the eyes of your child.
I just finished co-teaching a women's bible study and really enjoyed seeing God stretch and teach me through the experience. It was great to have some good discussion and fellowship with other women. But I am glad now that my summer is stretched wide open and free before me! Can you say BEACH! POOL! PLAYING! YAY!
My Current Mantra
Walk humbly with God and do the work at your hands....