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Discussion Wednesday - the Mommy Lift

Welcome to our first ever Discussion Wednesday! We're going to try and give you guys an interesting topic, and then it's up to you to participate in the discussion. Thankfully, we have a brand spankin' new comment section where you are able to reply to specific comments (making the discussion MUCH easier to follow) And for those of you that are sorta scared of the new comment section, don't be. Just fill in your information, I promise that no one can see it and it will not be shared.

So, let's discuss,

The "Mommy Lift"

I remember being 19 and thinking to myself, "Man, I'm soooooooo fat!" Well, the joke's on me now. After having 4 children RIGHT IN A ROW, mixed in with months years of inactivity due to strict bedrest, followed by another slew of health problems that culminated in having a total abdominal hysterectomy at the ripe old age of twenty six, I desperately want to travel back in time to that 19 year old version of myself and just Slap. Her. Silly.

Having a child is supposed to be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life. And it is. My children are a great joy to me, and I love them dearly. BUT, the effects that pregnancy ravaged on my body? Total bummer.

Enter, the "Mommy Lift." Basically, it's a set of cosmetic procedures, targeted to mommies, that will help get them back to their pre-baby self. Typically, this consists of a tummy tuck, some kind of breast augmentation or lift, and some liposuction.

I haven't had anything like that done.... Yet. Yes, I said yet. I've gotta be honest with you, my body after having 4 children has not exactly "bounced back." No, I have managed to stay rather lumpy, and look a mere 5 months pregnant on a good day.

If I had a magic wand, and a few thousand dollars, I'd invest it straight away into my SELF. Ideally, I'd kneel over on all fours, and tell the doctor to cut off everything that's hanging down.

Now I know not everyone has the same kind of issues I have. Take my older sister. She's had 4 kids, and she looks amazing. She's tall and thin, and what KILLS me, is that she hasn't had to work for it. She hasn't had to diet, or to exercise religiously. She truly is one of those people that is GREAT at being pregnant. She doesn't get sick, she only gains a few pounds, her labors are fast and easy, and she's back to her old self in a few short months. Granted, she doesn't think she looks all that great, but let me tell you, she is freaking amazing. As proof I offer only one item. She wears a swimsuit with no coverup to the pool and people comment that they "just can't believe she has four children!" (Okay, that was two things, but honest to goodness, I don't know how she does it.)

Meanwhile, I did Weight Watchers religiously for 18 months and walked away 20 pounds heavier. I go to aerobics three days a week and get my trash absolutely kicked, and then on the other three days of the week (I take Sunday off) I walk, or jog, or do videos. Point is, 6 of the 7 days of the week, I'm sweating.

So if I had the option to go and get it taken off, sucked out, nipped, tucked, or WHATEVER, I'd do it. I'd be all over that in an instant.

What about you?

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