For Charity Rossiter, the benefits of the Mommy Makeover program have been much more than just fitness.
Don’t get her wrong. The fitness part is great. She’s lost several pounds and even more inches around her midsection.
“I put on some shorts the other day that I wore last summer that were a little tight, and [now] they aren’t tight,” she said.
But Charity says the Mommy Makeover project has coincided with a whole lot of changes that go far beyond the scale.
“I feel like I’m definitely getting my confidence back, that’s for sure,” she said this week.
At the start of the project, Charity expressed concern about spending time away from her husband and son because she loves getting to watch the two interact. But it turns out Charity’s workout time has been an unexpected bonus for the family, she said.
“With a lot of first-time moms and dads, the baby usually attaches and connects to the mom a lot more than the dad,” she said.
With the nursing and the diaper changing, she said, it happens almost inadvertently.
“Not having me around really forces Jonathan to learn that my dad is also my protector,” she said. “That’s also their time to bond without me being around, and that’s so important.
“It’s helped me because I’m able to see that things do work without me being there. I don’t have to be in control all the time. Things will get taken care of and everyone will survive, but at the same time it’s really helped with my husband having confidence, too.”
In January, Rossiter started a Bible study at Bible Baptist Church called “Thin Within,” which she says has been the perfect pairing with her return to fitness.