You always hear people say that stress can really harm the body. Stress increases chances of all types of diseases and illnesses. I always have believed it.
Well, I have noticed since a year ago, how much my body has aged. Looking at pictures, I criticize how I look in almost every picture. I look like I have aged a few years. My hair does not feel the same. I have a lot more gray hair. My skin is less consistent. You can just see that this past year has taken its toll on my body.
About a week after Luca was born, I was already down to my pre-pregnancy weight. But amazingly, as of a few weeks ago, I had not lost one additional pound. Even though most of my pregnancy belly had gone bye-bye (although I still have that stupid kangaroo pouch). And even more odd, is that even though I am at my pre-pregnancy weight, none of my clothes were fitting. I've gone up sizes in both shirts and pants. Shirts because of the boobage, pants because I am just bigger I guess.
But over the past 1.5 months, we have been home more. I have been eating more consistently, making our own food. And surprisingly, I have started shedding some pounds. It is too hot out to go out with L for exercise - so I was surprised when I saw that I've lost about 8 pounds.
I guess all of those months in the hospital really did take a toll on me. Although there is still stress at home, I think having Luca home has really relaxed me a lot, and I find so much more joy in my day to day life when she is home.
8 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight. Hoping to continue feeling healthier so my clothes can get back to fitting!
And at the end of the day, my goal is to stay healthy so I can live out a long life as L's mama!
Have you ever noticed stress taking a toll on your body?