It’s been over a month since I stopped breastfeeding and my body has been completely out of whack. I had no idea that this would happen. This isn’t a post to fish for compliments or anything like that. I’m simply sharing my journey as a new mommy and also sharing three petite friendly athleisure outfits I found recently.
I’ve never had to worry about my weight. Ever. Luckily I have genetics to thank for that. I’ve always had an extremly high metabolism and could eat whatever I wanted, as much as I wanted, when I wanted. I’ve never worked out…yes I know insert a million eye rolls but it’s the truth. I walked a lot but that’s as far as it went.
I gained 27 lbs. during my pregnancy and it took about 1 year to get back to my pre-pregnancy body weight. I nursed for two and a half years and even though my body wasn’t 100% back to the way it was, I was okay with it. Things didn’t really take a turn until I recently stopped nursing. I didn’t change my diet yet I gained weight almost instantly after weaning. I’m actually eating less now than ever before and STILL gaining weight…WTH. I didn’t read anything about this so I was completely unprepared.
The first week after I stopped nursing, my boobs became super full. I’m not going to lie, I was secretly hoping they would stay a decent size (lol). After a week or so, they deflated and now they’re even smaller than when I started. How fun right?! Shouldn’t we be rewarded with big boobs after nursing? Ha…only if that were the case! So not only did I gain weight in all the wrong areas, I lost all my fullness in my breasts and they are most definitely smaller than before. I’m not trying to complain and I am very grateful that my body was able to create, carry and squeeze out a human being. On top of that, I feel very fortunate to have been able to breastfeed for as long as I did. I probably would have done it for longer had it not taken a toll on me both mentally and physically.
I’ve decided instead of freaking out, I’m going to start working out and eating even healthier. I haven’t officially started yet…things have been quite hectic lately. I’m not going on a diet, I’m just re-adjusting my lifestyle, food choices and adding in some ME time to take care of my body.
Now on to some athleisure wear. Obviously I needed some cute work out clothes to help motivate me right? Luckily with the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, I found three easy, petite friendly and very comfortable athleisure outfits to get me started. Since this is all new to me, I wasn’t really sure where to start or what to buy. I was a bit overwhelmed. Hopefully these will help you get an idea of what to wear if you’re in the same boat as I am.
Top: Nike essential logo tank (XS, runs small and narrow) | Sports bra: Nike Indy breathe sports bra | Leggings: Zella Live in High Waist Crop Leggings (size XXS) | Sneakers: Adidas edge lux clima running shoe (size 5) | Socks: Adidas 6 pack no show socks
Tank: Zella crop swing tank (XXS) | Sportsbra: Nike Indy breathe sports bra | Leggings: Zella Twin High Waist Crop Leggings (size XXS, also have THESE) | Sneakers: Adidas (Size 5) | Socks: Adidas 6 pack no show socks
See review HERE.
Shirt: Adidas original trefoil tank (size XS) | Leggings: Zella Twin High Waist Crop Leggings (size XXS, also have THESE) | Shoes: Adidas flashback sneaker | Sports bra: Nike Indy breathe sports bra | Socks: Adidas 6 pack no show socks (LOVE)
See review HERE.
I think I bought more athleisure items than anything else from the Nordstrom anniversary sale. In case you’re still shopping, be sure to check out my top 25 picks HERE, public access sale picks HERE, round one reviews HERE, round two reviews HERE and round three reviews HERE. Don’t forget to enter my $1500 giveaway HERE!