Who would a thunk it?! Belly doesn't just vanish once your baby comes out. Today marks day 4 Post Partum. Everything takes time to get back to its regular size and shape. It's been stretched for so long it's not going to just vanish!! ♀️ To be honest I'm in no rush at all to try and "get back" to my previous body. Why would I? I will forever be post partum. My body will always be one that carried and birthed a child. I will never be the same. I don't want to go back on the "old me", I mean, what would be the point? Everyone kept saying "wow omg your bounce back body is going to be epic and super easy!!". Yes, maybe it will be because of how my body was before. Well conditioned and pretty adaptable. But the truth is I really have other things to be focusing on rather than how fast can I get back to where I was. It also doesn't makes sense. I'm a whole new being! Why would I move backwards? I now strive to be BETTER than I was before. Physically and mentally, for my little family and for myself. The way I feel is way more important than how I look right now and it's going to be a journey and a half for sure. Forget jump lunges, I'm just pleased to be able to sleep on my stomach again. Forget heavy deadlifts and throwing weights about a gym , I am focusing on figuring out how to engage stomach muscles again when I laugh. Forget trying to have a six pack, I'm just pleased to be able to lean forward to grab the toilet paper without my stomach being in the way when I'm on the loo. There will be a time and place for focusing on my body and strength again but I'm not counting the days to step back into the gym. I'm counting the hours that are passing too fast where my baby boy is growing hour by hour and all I'm thinking is "Please, time slow down already ! " . I'm regaining ME day by day learning how to be a mother. The hot gym bod (or whatever you want to call it) will come back, but the problem is, how on earth will I ever do anything as amazing as push out a human out of my body? Six pack smick pack. Seriously though, who freaking cares lol!!!!!!!!!!