I am a fitness coach & I struggle too!
Disgust, Self Conscious, Sadness, Insecurity, & Imperfection are what I feel when I look at my saggy, misshapen, squishy, striped belly. Being a mom of 3 a “Mom Body” is nothing new to me, BUT nothing could have prepare me for the difference I would feel & see Postpartum my 3rd baby! Things are different this time.
A week AFTER delivering Jackson I was 220 pounds! 🤦🏼♀️ I was so grateful I was able to lose 57 pounds before I got pregnant with him..in fact with #PCOS
I don’t even know if we would have Jackson if I had not been able to lose all the weight.
I had it all planned out..I did it once I WILL do it again! I knew exactly what I was going to do leading to my mexico Vacation! I was determined to fit into my 8’s again.
Then...6 months of crazy postpartum depression & anxiety! I was so disappointed I only lost 15lbs before my vacation..I didn’t hit my goal.
Fast forward 6 days to last night. I finished nursing my sweet Jackson & sat there staring at his precious face pressed against my jiggly, squishy, stretch mark covered belly I disliked so much & felt ashamed for hating something he loved so much!
I was reminded of what my jiggle, squish, extra skin & stripes represent! STRENGTH & BEAUTY! The past 5 years my body has grown & birthed 3 beautiful babies! Nursed said babies for a combined total of 46 months & counting! Jackson reaching over to grab onto some of that extra skin I realized how much my body means to him. What it represents to him. Love, Safety, Security, Comfort! It grew & protected him for 9 months. Even now seeing him hold to this body I struggle to love I see, to him it is what still gives him life & feeds him, to him it is home!
How dare I. For the rest of my journey I CHOOSE to celebrate my body and it’s “imperfections” & each pound lost for all it has given me & what it has done! I am trying to see my body through my children’s eyes. No need to make my postpartum health journey harder by hating my body the whole way!
It’s too hard to do alone! I would love to do this with you! Drop a comment or DM me! Are you ready to get healthy, learn to love your body, & feel confident again?