After having a baby, your body takes its (damn) time getting back to where it was before you got pregnant.
You're tired, fat, just sprouted the DD's that you never wanted, your feet grew so now the only item of clothing that should fit you no longer does.
Thankfully there's that wonderful, inexplainable, heartbreakingly awesome love for your new little one that makes all the crap that comes along with pregnancy and childbirth so worth the hassle, however, there are a few other perks.
Every workout is better than the last. You're faster, lighter, quicker....EVERY DAY. And you could totally smoke your pregnant self. Daily, marked improvement....I love that.
You can lose 5 lbs, IN A DAY, with no liquid diets, shenanigans, etc. Easy. It falls off (for the first couple weeks at least.)
As great as these perks are....they don't go on forever.
They plateau. That is where you can find me now.
On the plateau.
All that water weight comes off.
Your workouts are no longer amazing and wonderful solely due to the fact that you aren't 9 months pregnant anymore. They become work again. Fun work....but work (some days).
You no longer run :30 seconds faster per mile, every time you run.
The improvements are harder and harder to come by.
It is like I was a superhero there for a a while (leaps and bounds!) and now I am back to my normal self.
Kate (not Peter) Parker.
Looking forward to starting Gulf Coast training. I need to get knocked off this plateau, probably right on my butt, but still better than standing still...
BTW -- Happy, happy, happy birthday to my mom today. I love you. Hope you had a great day, Mimi.