Couldn’t not include the original caption, because I really needed to read this today!
There was a time not too long ago, when I wouldn’t have posted this photo because I would’ve deemed my body, (especially post-baby), not worthy of it. There was a time when I’d miss out on days like this, because the idea of being in a bathing suit in public would send me in to sheer panic. I missed out on life at times, because I was completely consumed with discomfort and fear. That might seem vein or materialistic to some, but if you’ve ever struggled with any sort of body image dysmorphia or eating disorder, you know it goes way far beyond that. I want you to know that if you’re struggling in this way, you are not alone and there is hope. •
With summer upon us, I know that the pressure is greater, and if you’re feeling hopeless or stressed or all the pressure, I get that. But you should also know that you can Recover from that seemingly hopeless space; there is hope. Recovery isn’t linear; it’s often messy and imperfect. •
Today for me, recovery looks like wearing a bathing suit, and not criticizing every curve, bulge or dimple. It looks like getting in the pool or going to the beach with my sweet girls and allowing my husband to snap a photo of me and my babies enjoying these early summer days. It’s these 2 girls right here, who helped to create this space of self-love, self-praise and never letting them hear me utter a negative word about this incredible body that housed them both.
And here’s the crazy thing, this body of mine wasn’t what needed to change in the first place, (because it really hasn’t all that much). What needed to change was my relationship with me, and it all starts with the language I choose to use with myself.
So this is me, in all of my non-linear, messy, imperfect glory. What’s one nice thing you can say about yourself today?👇