It's December. It's the last month of my first year of being a mom. To give you a quick recap: I weighed 271 lbs. at my 40 week prenatal appointment. I gave birth to Piper in January. I got down to my pre-pregnancy weight of 233 lbs. fairly quick, and then slowly started to gain 15 pounds of that weight back throughout the year. My highest post-pregnancy weight was 248 lbs. I am at 246 lbs. right now.
The truth is, there was no way I could put my whole heart into my weight-loss journey this year because I was too busy pouring my heart into my baby girl. I only halfheartedly tried to lose weight this first year. Even that statement might be a stretch.
This year's transition to being a stay-at-home mom, to starting up my own stay-at-home business, and now living out the every day of my new life - has been filled with new learning experiences.
My best, most useful lesson this year has been on grace. When I fall short on things, grace is there to make it better. Here is a great little post on "Grace, Not Perfection". It really helped bring things into perspective for me this year.
So, this last month of my first year of being a first time mom, I only have one goal for myself. Drink more water.
December is filled with holiday parties (one of which is happening this Saturday!), so I'm not really making a goal to lose weight. Not with all that's going on this month. However, if I drink more water each day, I think it will help make me feel better overall.
Readers, what goal do you have for yourself this month?