Back in August, I shared a vulnerable update on what my body looked like almost one year after having Levi. Today, I'm sharing with you unedited pictures of that same body in a one piece. It's scary for me for some reason, but it really shouldn't be. This is me. This is my body. It's beautiful, but I also don't feel strong and I want to tone up the jiggle. I don't want to have to wear Spanx or one pieces to feel confident.

Prior to my pregnancy with Levi I was in the best shape of my life. I worked out at the gym three times a week, wore a size 2/4 and felt stronger than I ever had. So, knowing my body has the potential to not have a lot of jiggle and to FEEL strong made me want to get back into shape. 

I had resolved many times throughout my post-partum season to get to my butt to the gym. Well, as some of you know, we battled a lot of health issues for Levi at the time and getting to the gym was a struggle. I couldn't take him with me, and waking up at the wee hours of the morning or doing it at night was taken up by work since I had to take off so many days. 

Fast forward to now...I am 18 months post-partum and my body hasn't changed one bit. I'm still wearing size 6 pants and my tummy and arms jiggle like jello. I don't weigh much at all. I'm only one 130, but I don't feel strong and I still have to wear spanx smooth my lumps under dresses. I hate that!

I don't want to have to wear hot, sweaty, beige underwear to make my body look better. I want to naturally do it myself by toning up and getting in shape. So, for the past six days and for the rest of this month I have committed myself to Core Body Pilates. (You may have already seen posts about it on my Instagram stories). It is said that after 10 times you'll feel different and after 20 times you'll see results. Well, I'll tell you what...After only six times I'm seeing results and I'm feeling stronger. 

More about what I've learned in pilates soon, but for now, you can join me on Instagram to see daily updates on my progress. 


shapefx-pants-425sc090209We've all heard of control-top pantie hose and Spanx, but people my age don't really wear pantie hose, and as for Spanx...they can be uncomfortable and hot. So if you're in the market for a slimming dress, pants or tanks you should check these places out. Yummy Tummy came out with a line of tank tops that slim your mid section. They come in different lengths depending on your height and style. I actually have one of these, and it's pretty nice. It has cotton on top and bottom and then spandex the middle.

Also, I just saw on Stylist's blog that Shape Fx came out with some nice wide leg pants that  also slim your waist. They look like really nice trousers that anyone would wear to work. Shape Fx also has a perfect, slimming black dress and even a gorgeous wedding dress if you're worried about your shape on your big day.

I'd also like to take this time to say, yes, I am 25 and I use shapewear. haha. There's nothing wrong with girl wanting make sure she  looks her extra best. ;) Besides, almost every celebrity walking the red carpet wears Spanx.