This is how I felt about these Goncho Shorts(picture below) when I found them at the thrift store.
I liked them so much but was so not a size 7 at the time. In fact I honestly never thought I would be a size 7. But, I could not let them go! So I forced them on my daughter. Justified buying them for “her.”
She hated them so they floated around the house. I finally excepted her dislike for them. And threw them in my garage sale pile. There they sat for over a year.
I completely forgot about them. Started my journey to health. Then decided I better do something with my growing pile of sale clothes. It had really grown due to the fact that, I was growing strong and losing my fat.
I found them!!!
“Oh I remember you,” I whispered.
I stood there holding these forbidden shorts- going through all the emotions they brought back.
“Sure you’ve been working hard but you’ll never fit in them.
“If you try and can’t, you’ll only feel worse!”
“But what if? I love these. I don’t want someone else to have them. ”
Maybe they’ll just be a little tight and I can use them as a goal?!”
“I rather know than always wonder!”
So after these throughts and 1000’s more. I finally, took a deep breath. Gulped and unbuttoned and unzipped these coveted shorts. I stood in front of my mirror but facing away. I didn’t want to watch but knew I’d want to size up how much work I’d need to get into them.
My first leg slipped in… then the next. Then…
Holy Cow.… they slipped over my hips! I jumped for joy. Hands trimbling I grabbed the buttons and… WHAT THE HECK! They buttoned. They flipping buttoned. Wait… wait… look in the mirror. Oh my gosh it is true!!!! How could they fit? It honestly felt unreal. Was I dreaming? They where snug- but no muffin top. I didn’t have to lay on the bed. THEY FIT—
Can a mom who’s had 7 Pregnancies have Visible Abs?
To be honest- I’m not even 100% sure I can do this.
I would like Abs. Even a defined 2 pack.
I have given birth to 7 beautiful babies! I’m proud of each and every stretch mark and my stretched stomach skin. It does leave me to wonder, “can I even achieve this?” I know I will not have the stomach of a fitness model who has never had a baby. But can I Jennifer mom of 7 have abs you can see or want to see?
I might not. But I sure am going to try.
I want to know.
Can Jennifer Gresham 37 years old, after 7 babies (2 of which weighted 9+lbs) and being over 200lbs have a defined stomach?