Wednesday, November 4, 2009
the human body: and its ever-adapting need-based shape
I know I have blogged about how amazed I am at what my body can do. But, yesterday while I was hiking I took note of some changes that have occured in the last year and a half...
We hiked up this steep trail on Blue Mountain that I like to take to get a good fast sweat in. I grabbed and pushed my thigh ~ to help us up the hill - but you wouldn't believe how freaking HUGE my thighs are getting carrying this growing girl around! There are muscles (on the inside of my thigh) that didn't even exist before Astrid, not even with all the biking and running I found the time to do.
Since I stopped nursing Astrid 2 months ago I have been wearing a bra that is a cup size too big, and my pants are getting a bit tighter in the butt. So, my suspicions were correct! Astrid was sucking the fat right off my booty! My arms are not as much in use carrying Astrid these days, so while they remain strong they are back to the good ol' skinny Olive Oils they always were.
In the last two years my body adapted to grow a little human being for 9 months... then, while nursing Astrid my body answered back with porn star quality curves (but no butt)... killer arms carrying her around in that car seat the first six months, now legs that could win the Tour de France. I have to say I'm waiting to see what happens next.
It's good to be back in a body I recognize.
Posted by Ebeth
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