It has been 13 months since I *officially* graduated college, 10 months since I’ve given birth, and 13 months since I started my new job. Basically, an entire year since my life drastically changed. On the outside, I make it look like a breeze. I know this because people never hesitate to tell me how easy I make it all look. However, it is everything but. But, does anyone ever consider how I really might feel? I don’t want to self-diagnose myself with depression of any kind because I am not a professional. I do know, however, that there is something going on. Everyone knows about postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Therefore, I do not feel like I need to mention that in this post. But what about post-grad depression? What is it, and how do we as college graduates deal with it?
I’m pushing 7 months without my little nugget in my belly, and I have YET to get in the gym. To be fair, breastfeeding has helped me lose all of my baby weight. But at the same time, I did have a C-Section, and I do have stretch marks… all of which make my stomach unflattering. On top of all of that, I do not have the time to go to the gym. The topic of this article is about how to get fit by skipping the gym. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or tone what you already have, this article is for you. In my case, I need to gain weight and muscle back. I’m skin and bones right now and I can’t become fit without gaining a little weight. Many people that I know are trying to get their summer body right. So today, this is what I will be talking about. How to get fit without a gym membership. Thanks to the ultimate cheat sheet I found on cheatsheet.com, you too can get fit without a gym membership.
November 13, 2016. The day my entire life changed. I gave birth to sweetest little human being. He was 7lbs and 11 ounces. He definitely made his grand entrance into the world. Shortly after getting settled in our room, doctor’s began coming and going, wheeling him in and out, bringing him back each time sound asleep. He was constantly being measured, poked, and prodded, having all kinds of test ran that they do for newborns. I’m still getting the bills for all those tests too! However, before we left the hospital, I was asked if I wanted him to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B. I did not know exactly what that was and did not know if it was beneficial for my newborn. Upon taking the time out to think about it, and research it on the internet, I decided that I would go for any vaccinations we were offered because I wanted the healthiest baby possible. He has now grown into a drooly, happy-feet, cheesy, 5 month, ball of cuteness. Every couple of months, we go to the Pediatrician and we sit there while he gets his routine vaccinations.
“Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living.”