As Baby O. approaches 5 months, I have to say that I am feeling really good. Not just because the weight is gone and there’s next to no evidence that I endured 50 weeks of pregnancy just a few short months ago (other than those sexy thick nursing bra straps). It’s about more than what’s on the outside. It’s not about having a flat stomach again some day or shrinking down the mum-bum or anything like that. It’s about how I’m feeling from the inside out.
This journey that I’m on began before kids. Before marriage and really, before I ever realized there was a journey to be had. It’s a journey about loving and appreciating myself for the skin that I’m in.
It’s about realizing that only I can change who I am. No book, no friend, no drug can do that for me. Change comes from the inside out and I have been changing in so many ways. With each change comes new discoveries about myself.
Strength I didn’t know I had.
Passion I didn’t know existed.
Determination that fuels my body.