I've been (somewhat) keeping up with the March Photo-a-day prompts on Instagram and today the prompt was "before and after." I couldn't think of anything particularly creative, so I just snapped a picture of my breakfast chai ingredients before and after to post.
On my way home from Dance Trance, I caught sight of myself in the mirror at the Y bathroom. I realized I was wearing the same outfit I had worn a few months, when I had just completed a 3-month strength training program with my friend Heather and had snapped an “after” picture to send her. Coincidentally, it turns out I was about 2 weeks pregnant in that picture. My outfit was the same, but boy did my profile look a little different. I snapped a picture when I got home and posted it as my "before & after."
It's weird when you live with the day-to-day changes, you know your body is changing but you don't really really grasp the full change unless you go back and compare it to where you started. Obviously I've seen the number on the scale change, have switched full time to wearing Bella Bands and yup, pelvic bones are thing of the past - but seeing the before and after picture was really the first time I had grasped how much my body had already changed in a relatively short period of time.
And to think this is really a "before" and "during." Hoo-boy.