I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about this Love Your Post-Baby Body challenge and bringing it to fruition. It’s something I hold very near and dear to my heart.
As women we are judged daily on our looks and after we become mothers many of us seem to feel that we need to look a certain way. For some reason, the term MILF (Mom I’d Like to Fuck) is aligned with becoming a mom. As if motherhood wasn’t hard enough, now we’re being sent notifications and invites for wraps, weight loss groups and many other ideas on how to reach our “pre-baby bodies.”
Changes in Your Body
First and foremost let me start by saying, if you’ve had a baby, you no longer have a pre-baby body. You’ve had the baby and you, my friend, are a fricken Saint! You gained weight; your organs moved inside you (let me just repeat that: YOUR ORGANS MOVED, PEOPLE); and eventually that child was removed from your body, either through an incision or vaginally (some women have experienced both). Your body has changed. Sure, you might reach your pre-baby weight, but you will never again have a pre-baby body and that my friends is something to be proud of!
I’m not going to guilt you into feeling good about yourself by telling you that there are people who are jealous of the fact that you’ve been able to have a baby. We all have our own shit we have to carry around. Everyone’s is just a little different.
However, I do want to help you embrace and love this new body of yours.
Love Your Post-Baby Body Challenge
The post-baby body can be startling. I totally understand. I had my first child at 23, all my friends still have perky boobs and bikini bodies with no stretch marks. You know what, though? I still rock my bikini with confidence and I want to get you to that same place! And no, I haven’t lost my excess baby weight. But I just don’t care. Right here, right now we are going to have a place free of wraps, shakes, and weight loss groups, just to learn to love our absolutely rocking post-baby bodies!
During this time I’m going to post a daily challenge, but I want you to do what works for you.
If you want to exercise, then do so, if you don’t want to, then don’t. We’re just going to spend the next thirty days loving the guilt out of ourselves.
You Can Do This
Don’t get me wrong there are still days I feel ugly and fat and don’t want to get out of my bed. But more than not, I am happy and love my post-baby body. I think all women deserve this feeling. Whether you have or have not lost the excess weight, whether you’ve had your baby two days, two years, or twenty years ago, there is always a time and place to learn to love and embrace this beautiful body you have.
I am looking forward to the next 30 days, and I hope you all join me on this journey of self-love.
Begin your journey with Day One here.