I thought for so long that "snapping back" was a must. To be honest having my oldest son eight years ago, in my late twenties, my body quickly went back down to size. It took me a week to have my body back without doing anything, but breastfeeding and pumping. This go around has been real. With baby number two in my mid-thirties, the pressure of wanting to truly fit back into my clothing became overwhelming. I must admit I've had moments not understanding why my size 4 frame now embodied size 8 hips. Although I'm a master at hiding them, the numbers don't lie.
Apart of me had set unrealistic goals to start trying to lose two dress sizes by month 3 postpartum. I'm now in month 6 postpartum and still haven't exercise once, and for the first time today, I feel at peace. I'm ok with my hips, thighs and butt. It took me almost a year to pack on this new normal, so I am ok if it takes me a year to get back down to size. If I never go back down to size 4, I'll also be ok. My size or your size should never define who you are. At the end of the day, health and happiness is what really matters. Be happy who you are and comfortable in your own skin. Being true to yourself is what really matters!