I have 5 children, and I always looked forward to getting back in the gym and back into cute clothes. However, after 40 weeks of getting bigger and bigger and bigger, giving birth is immediately rewarding in that area. You all of a sudden don't have a huge belly to waddle around with and that, for me, was always satisfying. It gave me some major momentum because I'd lost so much weight right away and wanted to keep losing more. Looking at my deflated midsection in the mirror was always somehow really empowering.