I'm a mother w/ 1 kid, but I looked like I have 10, what should I do?
May 8, 2010 10:39am CST
I remember when I was still single, unattached, no responsibilities, no commitments, carefree and enjoying, I have the looks of a happy and contented person with a body that is much slimmer, lean and well, sexy!... But, after marrying, taking care of the kid and the family it went from slimmer to fatter, fashionable to unfashionable, and everything in between. What should I do? Please HELP.
8 May 10
Its more on time management. As MOMS, we should take care of ourselves so we can give more of ourselves to our family. I'm also like you. I also have one child but looks like I have many children. Not until I got sick and one of my closest friend advised me to also take care of myself. The more we have to take care of ourselves since a lot of people are depending on us.
8 May 10
Hi maronva. I understand how you feel though I have not experienced same thing with what you're going through now. I am still single but I used to hear a lot of complaints and problems with their physical looks from parents like you. I believe that a woman should never neglect her beauty and health even if she's already married. We still have to stay young-looking and beautiful at all times to remain confident about ourselves. I know you are busy being a housewife and a mother but just try to give sometime for yourself. Do some exercises at least 15-30 minutes everyday. Do prepare and eat a well-balanced diet every meal if possible. Try to get a good night sleep though I know that it's a bit difficult for a mother like you who is taking care of her child.
8 May 10
Thank you very much. You will experience the same thing when you got married and have children. I just don't understand it, during pregnancy, I did not eat a lot. But I got bigger and bigger. I never regret to be a mother and a wife to my husband. I'm also a working mom. I teach computer in a College. Thanks for the very good advice.
8 May 10
maybe you should have make over. then after that, you should remember who you were back then. you're still the same person essentially, even though your role in life has changed. take care of your kid and your husband, but don't forget to take care of yourself as well. always be happy in what you do. :)
10 May 10
You should just try to look more pretty. I dont know your size now but I always told myself that when I have kids and probably would look different physically then I am going to do the best things I could to make me look prettier. My sister has two kids and she's also bigger now but she always have to make herself look prettier. If she was able to then you will be able to do it too.