Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Where has all my metabolism gone....

WHHHEEEEERRRRREE??? (I am singing in my head the tune of where have all the cowboys gone, feel free to join me).

In my earlier years, my metabolism kicked butt. In fact, it seemed a little overactive. There were many shed tears in my preteen due to my scrawniness. I was the very definition of a beanpole. I was literally all legs and arms.

When I reached high school, I began to embrace the fact that I could eat ANYTHING without suffering the consequences of a pudgy belly and flabby tush. I realized that some girls envied what I once hated.

My first years of college were the same. I put on a little weight, but managed to elude the dreaded freshmen 15.

The slowing of my metabolism was so gradual, I barely noticed. However, the past couple years my eating/no exercise habits have caught up with me. Add a pregnancy, and the poundage really adds up. I remember one of the prenatal appointments watching the scale tip to a number I never knew I could reach.

Even with that being said, I have been one of the lucky ones who was able to lose the weight fairly quickly. Somehow my mind was able to trick my eyes into thinking that since I weighed less than my pre-pregnancy weight, I now looked the same (if not better) than I used to.

However, that metaphorical blindfold was viciously ripped from my eyes yesterday. The day I stepped into the dressing room with a swimsuit in hand is forever engraved in my brain.

As I surveyed my reflection, I wondered who could be so cruel as to put a fun house mirror in a dressing room. Surely that isn't what I look like?!?!?! I now understand the expression "dreaded swimsuit season.

I am officially waging war on my random bulges! I WILL reclaim my former body! I WILL look good in my new swimsuit! I WILL, with confidence, make appearance in said swimsuit!

I just wanted you to know. Maybe if some of you are facing the same dilemma, we can unite for the cause! It's on, post pregnancy body...IT IS ON!!!!

14 comments:

Steph said...

I can totally relate! I too was a beanpole as a young girl. I absolutely hated it. People thought I was anorexic. I TOTALLY wasn't. I LOVE FOOD! (probably a little too much) Now that I have had 3 kids I feel like I am constantly battling the bulge. It has gotten harder and harder to loose the weight. I absolutely hate swimsuits and always have. Having no chest and too many unwanted bulges doesn't help. I'm beginning to wonder if I can get rid of the bulge. I can only hope.

The Youngs said...

wait..ur in NYC? Im in DC! Maybe we can get together this summer?

Erin said...

Oh my gosh, I love you! I feel the same way. I weigh less than when I got pregnant, but my body is just yucky! What's your game plan? I need a step by step program to follow.

Ryan and Jacquie said...

you're so silly. i wanna blast the fat with you...but ry won't let me :( apparently he wants me to stay chubby. good luck with the reclaiming of your former body :) haha. love it!

Lesley Wright said...

I AM WITH YOU! I WILL LOOK GOOD IN A SWIMSUIT! I WILL LOOSE THE EXRA BULGES

Lesley Wright said...

I just read your previous posts. I am TOTALLY jealous that she already said your name. SO ADORABLE

The Helvig Familiy said...

You had me about to pee my pants with this post!!! I have never been pregnant, but I did gain 20 lbs on my mission. I was able to lose the weight and tone up the flab with some pilates videos. The trick to loosing weight is sticking to an exercise program as well as eating healthier. If you do pilates every day for 3 weeks you WILL notice a difference. It works pretty fast. Best investment I've ever made!

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

Hilarious post! And yet kinda sad too, probably because I can totally relate! However, i honestly doubt it's nearly as bad as you think! But yeah, post baby body is not too pretty on me either! I just don't know if I have the self-control or discipline to make it better....haha :) (I really want to though!)

Barbara said...

Diddo Sista! It is ON! I would have to agree with Becky, with Michael I lost the weight to fast with running, pilates and yoga...totally kicked my butt! Swim suits...here we come!

kelly said...

yeah! and then when you're in a happy place you go and get pregnant again! ... well, ... i mean... some people... do that.

good luck. those "random bulges" have no chance!

oh, and i saw your comment on erin's blog about pilates. do you know about the gaiam ring? takes pilates up a notch. i LOVE it.

Adriane said...

HHHAAAA!! YES!! With our powers combined Captain Planet we can conquer our evil enemies--Fat and Flab!!

I am totally with you Linds. Funny, my thoughts have been geared in the same direction lately. My once toned and seemingly forever-youthful body is turning into something I don't recognize anymore. I got one word for myself..."Old Lady Butt." Okay, so maybe that was three words, but it is what has been on mind constantly. If I can only stick to one one goal this summer, it will be to resurrect my bubble butt back from the dead!!

Keep us posted on the fat-fighting saga :)

Macie said...

Amen! I am going to join you! The battle of the bulge is ON!

kelly said...

you're too funny! i loved your comment on my blog. yeah, you're NOT the only one who forgot i went private but slowly people are returning, normally when they go to send a comment about how it's been too long since i blogged and things like that. :)

yeah, seriously, just when i was starting to be cool with my bog again (didn't that even *sound* cool?? ha!) i got pregnant. and i am losing weight now, even into my 2nd trimester, but it doesn't look like it so it doesn't really matter to me. i just have to tell myself, my body's amazing, i grow PEOPLE!

Jace and Kasey said...

NO NO NO!!! Sorry I did add you but for some reason it didn't work. Yes Jace remembers you and yes we would totally love to keep on our blog! K there has been another invite to ya! Sorry about that!