Size Medium?! You're joking!!

20131115-134330.jpg I post this very "un-Emily" picture (I am not one to show the world my bod) for a few reasons:

1) I am wearing a pair of Medium yoga pants. Pre-pregnancy I had always been a Large. As a tall girl who was never stick skinny past the age of 14, I just figured Large was gonna be my "forever size." Guess not!

2) In my journey to lose weight and get fit I have not worked out ONCE yet I'm seeing tone and definition like I never had before (and I was a ballerina my whole life who also did sports in high school)!  Remember, this is AFTER gaining 50-ish lbs during my pregnancy!!!

Ladies I want you to know that it is possible to get your body back after pregnancy. It is also completely possible to have an even BETTER body afterward too! All of this without killing yourself at the gym - because you have time for that right moms?! Haha...keep striving for health everyone! It's SO worth it!!

xx,

Emily

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Transformation Tuesday!

Transformation Tuesday Okay so the new thing is #transformationtuesday I guess?! Heaven forbid I miss out on the latest trend that's rocking Instagram! On the left is me at 37 weeks pregnant and probably 45-50 lb heavier. I had Chico less than a week later. On the right is me today, almost 8 months post baby. Women's bodies are amazing and capable of incredible feats! That being said- I wouldn't have ever been able to look like this without changing my health habits and diet. I never thought I could look like this again, seriously. I haven't weighed this much since college! I feel wonderful and want other mamas to feel the same. It's possible. I swear!!!

P.S. Sassy Zebra Nursing Bra from Target - gotta love Gillian O'Malley!

Headed to a Wedding (only 2 months Post Partum - EEK!)

hm This weekend my little family will be headed to Las Vegas for my Brother-in-law's wedding. It is going to be a weekend of many "firsts!" Chico's first road trip, my first time having to be sort of "fancy" since having Chico, and the first time everyone really gets a chance to meet Chico - because the little bugger is finally safely immunized and can fend off germs now!

Finding things to wear for the weekend has given me a bit of anxiety because there are so many things to consider! I'm definitely not at my "fighting" weight and still am pretty soft around the middle. I am also exclusively breast feeding, which means that whatever I wear - Chico must have easy access to his food source. Since I have had him, I have pretty much been living in nursing tanks and wrapping my head around putting together a cute outfit feels really foreign. I also want to be comfortable to an extent because I'll be holding the baby during the wedding, reception, etc - so fabric can't be easily stained, show sweat or drool and needs to move with me.

There are two occasions over the weekend that I will have to dress up for - one is a dinner on Friday before the wedding and then the wedding itself. I have decided to wear this H&M dress from their "Conscious" collection which means that it is made from 100% recycled materials - in this case, polyester. I actually don't like the length on the model (too short!) but on me the length is exactly how I like it - it brushes the ground and has a slight train that looks really elegant without being too fancy. It also has a neckline that will allow for me to feed the baby without having to take the entire dress off! It comes in at the waist in a way that shows my shape without feeling like I have to suck in. I'm going to actually throw a belt around it to accentuate the waist.

For the wedding I am pulling an older piece from my closet. It's a Marc Jacobs dress and the only picture I can find of it is this one of my husband and I from before we were married.

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Ah youth.

As you can see - this one also has a great neckline for breastfeeding. As far as shoes go I am going to just go comfy and sport some really cute Xileration sandals from Target. As cute as heels might be, I don't want to be miserable half way through the wedding with a baby in tow. I feel like that might be challenging enough as it is and I'd rather focus on Chico as opposed to trying not to eat shit in heels. Plus it's Vegas - it's gonna be hot and you really won't see my feet with the length of the dresses.

It should be an adventure for sure - just hoping we survive the car ride there!

xx