I Like Big Butts – Colleen At The Ridge
Swear I am not lying about this. I was getting into the shower last night, and in typical fashion, I had several children with me. I don't remember the last time I went into a bathroom alone.
I took off my robe and was stepping in, when I heard Matthew (3 year old) from behind me start to sing, "Baby Got Back" from Sir Mix Alot. I know he wasn't being unkind. It just came to him as he saw me naked. Awesome. I make no excuses for my booty. I remember being as tall as I am now, about 5'10", weighing about 110 pounds (high school) and having a big old booty. I don't mind it.
I did mind it when I was pregnant, especially with Gracie, and it looked like I was carrying triplets. It looked like I had one in my belly, and one in each butt cheek.
I am working out regularly, eating right, and not losing much/any weight. Could it be my nightly glass(es) of wine? Probably. Am I going to give them up? Probably not. Could it be that I am over 40? Probably. Can I do anything about that? Absolutely not!
After Matthew, I got back to my pre-pregnancy baby weight. I gave up "bad carbs", processed sugar, and dairy. I am not willing to do that anymore. I want to be healthy, meaning a decent weight and somewhat toned. I am NOT giving up cheese ever again. I have cut way back on processed sugar. But I did not pass on the homemade pie I made the other day. I think we all have to be realistic about ourselves. I have a friend, a "skinny bitch" as I lovingly call her. She eats EVERYTHING and doesn't gain a pound. That is not me! I have a friend who has 6 pack abs after 2 kids. Not going to be me! My goals now, are to feel good about myself, and I do.
I will look at this as a learning opportunity for Matthew. He will appreciate a girl with some curves. I WILL teach him not to sing that song to girls, though, because he may get hit!
I had to miss my workout with Annie on Wednesday, but am going to hit some classes this weekend at The Ridge. I was planning on getting outside exercise, but the forecast is not cooperating.
Will you join me?