It's the 4th of July week and I'm sitting on the beach right now. The weather is beautiful, the water is just the right temperature and everybody is looking nice and tan. I am thinking about where I was in life just one year earlier. Before having two boys, you would see me on the beach in my bikini strutting my stuff, but this time last year I was 30 pounds heavier and covering up myself as much as possible. I just didn't feel good about myself and was honestly embarrassed of the extra weight. At that point, I vowed that by July of 2012, I would not only lose weight, but feel better about myself. This was such a turning point in my life!
I decided to speak with my doctor about my issues and he completely
understood. Even better, he told me these issues and feelings were totally normal and listed
many different types of procedures I should check out. In addition to staying on a healthy diet and exercising, my sister suggested getting a tummy tuck. She
actually had a tummy tuck
a few years ago after struggling to get back to her pre-pregnancy figure. I honestly knew little about
the subject until researching, but I did know she was extremely happy
with her results and it made a world of difference for her confidence.
This is exactly what I needed at that point.
So, fast-forward July, 2012 and here I am, on the beach wearing
my bikini. Yes, I feel fabulous and couldn't be happier with the results
of all my hard work and dedication. I know when you are dieting and
nothing is happening, it can feel like such a dead end, but it doesn't
have to be. Talk to your doctor, do your research and find which
procedures are best for you. There is no reason to remain unhappy when
you really don't have to be!