I used to be healthy – not very toned, not too skinny just a nice size 12-14 and I was happy with that.
Fast forward from 2009 to 2014 and it’s not looking so great. I have had 3 babies and with each one after pregnancy it seems I’ve stacked it on. Fortunately after number 2 I went to weight watchers and got most of it off before the surprise of the lovely number 3. Today I have 13kg to lose and very little motivation to do it. I’m wondering what drove me to lose the weight after number 2 and where that drive has gone now…
“Hello? Motivation, where are you?” I ask. To which there is never a reply. Hopefully it’ll come back soon because I’m getting tired of the chaffing and lack of mobility.
You may think ‘oh but you’re so lucky, you’ve got your kids, stop being so selfish!’ And yes, you’re right I am lucky. But I also know that the weight isn’t ‘falling off running after 3 kids all day’ like I thought and it’s fair to say that sometimes my kids suffer because they have a mother who can’t play on the floor much or chase them anymore. I want to lose this weight for the sake of not only myself but my children but I find myself asking: how does one find the motivation to start?
Posted anonymously, 7th March 2014