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I Have a Toddler and I Still Haven't Lost the Baby Weight

I gave birth to the ever-amazing BooBoo and life has been blissful ever since. I gladly and deliciously gained the weight necessary to keep him healthy and strong inside my womb…and then some.

Fast forward to today: I still haven’t lost the baby (err, toddler) weight.

I have a really practical approach to this kind of thing. I understand, 9 months to grow a baby – approximately a year-ish to lose the baby weight. I mean, that was what I gave myself and here I am four years later with nearly the same postpartum body I started with.

I don’t intend to wear a bikini or pose for Playboy any time soon (stop calling Hef) but my body is not only heavier, it’s different.

My junk in the trunk isn’t reserved for the trunk anymore; I now have the “pouch” – the dreaded pouch.

The truth is, I “care” because I feel like I should but deep down inside, I actually don’t. My body gave birth to two amazing kids and I’m actually OK (not to be confused with thrilled) with the reality of the skin I’m living in — pouch and all. I try to lead a healthy lifestyle and exercise whenever I can but I’ll never be the kind to deprive myself of a trip to the ice cream shop with my kids or that second glass of wine I totally earned.

For me, it’s all about living and loving parenthood in the healthiest sense.

How do you feel about your post-baby body?

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