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THE HAIR REGROWTH
When my hair started falling out about 5 months postpartum, I really thought it couldn’t get any worse.
Well I was wrong….
In my opinion, the regrowth is even worse. Currently, I have hundreds of little baby hairs growing in, making it look like I have a ton of breakage or flyways. I am not a happy camper and not in a happy “hair place.”
I’ve lost all of my pregnancy weight, maybe a few pounds more, but I think that’s merely because my chest size has cut in half. I’m actually not mad about it! I get a ton of questions on how I lost my baby weight and to be honest, it look a ton of work on my part. I’ve always been a healthy eater, but post baby, I probably have never eaten healthier in my life. I try to stick to a plant-based diet more than half of the time and when I do indulge, I make sure I’m reasonable with my portions and never feel guilty about it. I love food and trying new restaurants way too much, to ever not live a balanced lifestyle (100% libra).
Moderation is key. I can’t live any other way.
For me, it’s never about a diet but more about a lifestyle. If I’m hungry, I will eat, but rather than eating a bagel, I’ll make some healthier food choices. When I’m home and not indulging, I like to stick to foods that are easily digested and that serve a purpose in nurturing my body.
As I mentioned before, I can never give up coffee, wine or chocolate.
I also try to workout 3-4x a week. Some days I work out at the gym and some days I workout at home. I love using my resistance bands while I’m watching TV and I find that I could really get an amazing leg and arm workout in.
My abs are nowhere where I want them to be, but I’m trying not to be too hard on myself (not easy), and. I try to do an ab workout a few times a week, even while I’m watching TV.
Last week, a friend and I were talking about just how difficult the balance is. Between motherhood/famlily/life/work/marriage/friendships/self-care, something always feels like it’s being neglected. If I’m feeling like an excellent mother and wife one week, my blog probably feels like it’s suffering or vice versa.
The other day, I had a completely ridiculous meltdown, because of instagram. I felt like I was stuck in a rut and rather than trying to bust out of it, I barely posted. Even my closest friends would message me telling me that I need to brush it off and get my act together. It sounds so silly when I type it out, but it’s the truth.
A few days later, I started to feeling motivated and inspired again and that blah feeling passed.
But the reality is, something always does feel like it’s being neglected. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade motherhood for anything in this world, but balancing it all is one tough job.
I’ve been getting so many questions on what I used and didn’t use when I was pregnant. Since so many of you ask, I’m going to work on a post like that! Meanwhile, I leave you with this video, which I fully agree with.
Am I the only one that thinks it’s absolutely crazy that Nate’s first birthday is less than a month away. I’m currently in the middle of planning his party and if all goes according to plan, I’ll be sharing the photos on here!
on Nate: Sneakers are Minna Parikka
#2 | Sweater: Sea (old, but I am actually drooling at all of their new stuff)