Dear reflection..

As I stand here looking at my reflection, I’m really disappointed. I’m really sorry, I’ve let you down. You’ve had quite a journey over the last 18 months. You’ve lost weight with all the dieting and losing a pound short of five stone, you looked brilliant. You looked healthy and when you smiled, it was genuine. You looked really happy.

Physically you’ve shrunk quite a few sizes. Then you’re waist expanded over a number of months. You had an excuse, you carried a baby, an actual baby, an 8lb 6oz bundle of joy but it’s been six months now since the baby arrived and you are quite a bit heavier than when you started. I know you’ve had major surgery and that wasn’t really the plan but it happened and you have to deal with it. The scar is healing, I know there are days when it’s still sore but it’s time to move on.

I want to look back my reflection and smile. I want to look back and think yes, you look good today. I don’t want to look at you to be honest, I can’t keep ignoring you and expecting you to look good in clothes that in reality aren’t really your style. You need to have photographs taken with your son showing more than just your neck and face, you need them to look back on in years to come.

It’s time to change. It’s time to get serious and make an effort to shift the weight and get healthy. It’s time to get back on plan, get your trainers on and get out there.

You can do it! You’ve got too, I’ll be with you every step of the way

MrsShilts x

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  • Reply Fauvette

    Beautiful lady I am also with you every step of the way xxxx

    20/08/2013 at 10:50 pm
    • Reply mrsshilts

      Thank you Fauv, have signed up to WW this evening! I’m on it :) xx

      20/08/2013 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Hayley

    I could have written this myself – I feel the same way.

    I wasn’t happy with my weight before the baby but now its just snowballing and I NEED to stop fannying around and actually do something about it.

    I also worry about the pictures to look back on – and I worry about him being embarrassed about my weight when he’s at school age coz other kids can be mean, I worry about being too fat to go on rides with him at the fair etc – I really want to take charge and do something about it.

    I hope we both can.

    Sparkles & Stretchmarks – UK Based parenting blog

    21/08/2013 at 2:09 am
    • Reply mrsshilts

      Good luck Hayley, it’s realisation and a photograph of two that’s done it for me. We can do it! x

      21/08/2013 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Lauren (@laurenbigeejit)

    Lots of love to you – with you every step xxxxxx

    21/08/2013 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Bryher Hill

    You know you can do this.

    21/08/2013 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Jen @mymummyspennies

    What a heartfelt post that really resonates with me, I too feel like I have let my body down and I don’t have the excuse of small baby. You are a beautiful lady as you are but if you are not happy with that then you CAN make the changes and you will have lots of support xx

    24/08/2013 at 1:57 am
  • Reply Marissa Coltman (Little Rascal Reviews)

    Good on you! I’ve also been trying to lose the baby weight (again) but have lost enthusiasm somewhat but have vowed to get back on track after hols as I definitely am not liking what I’m seeing at the moment x

    24/08/2013 at 6:35 pm
  • Reply Verily Victoria Vocalises

    What a great way to talk to yourself and give yourself some motivation. It will be interesting to see how you talk to your shadow in a few months time. good luck with it all. Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

    25/08/2013 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    Well, there’s a purpose for all that. It is really important to stay on the right track of all things. You have to stay motivated because it can offer you with the best support.

    27/08/2013 at 4:09 am
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