Dare to dream BIG

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always been “a soccer girl“. I lived to play, to run down the field, get the ball and pass it to my teammates to help our team win the game. But as I grew older, I lost touch with my passion. It was less and less about soccer. Until I got pregnant.

When I got pregnant with my baby girl (who’s now 13 months old), I stopped doing sports, except some biking at home while watching TV. That resulted in a gain of more than 50 lbs (24 kg) during my pregnancy. I was feeling so bad. Luckily I lost it all, but I still was feeling a bit down, feeling like I couldn’t reach any goals I set myself.

But recently, I had the chance to meet a therapist who’s using hypnosis as a tool to help patient. I went to see her because I was hoping she would help me understand why I can’t seem to achieve any goals.

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My pregnancy changed my life, or how I rediscovered my body (part 2)

Before leaving the maternity, I wanted to weight in. They didn’t have a scale. So I did it as soon as I got home.

And I started moving pretty much right away. Not intensively of course, but light biking while watching TV (one to two weeks after I got back home). I didn’t have a c-section, they didn’t have to cut me, no stitches, so I recovered fast.

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My pregnancy changed my life, or how I rediscovered my body (part 1)

Yes, it really changed my life. It changed how I see the world, myself, my body, my strengths and my capacities.

During that pregnancy, I gained a lot of weight. I relived my teen, fast speed: mood swings, blues, feeling the need to eat all the time, etc. I went from 56 kg to 81 kg. In total, I gained 24 kg, and my baby weighted only 2.640 kg at birth. So all the fat was for me. And I put it all where a woman doesn’t want it : in my thights and my butt.

During many long months, I hated my body. I was mad at him for pushing me to eat, I was mad at him for stocking all that fat. I felt betrayed by my own body. And I was feeling helpless fighting against it. So I forced myself to be patient.

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