How I chose to say NO to the mom bod.
This is not a work out post, a pity-post or a ‘I’ll make do with what I have’ post. This is an empowering, influencing and inspiring post. I chose not to give in to the ‘mom-bod’ and choose to love my baby-bearing body.
From time to time I do feel that tug of insecurity, self-doubt and I do see the marks left from that pull&stretch. But these are our love lines, our war wounds, our life long hopes and dreams. The sign of a mother.
Though some may be more scarred than others, more discrete than others or even only inwardly marked; we have all joined on this journey and the trials of pregnancy, labour and the fourth trimester together.
Received our badges of courage, of comfort and became a safe place for our littles.
How in the WORLD can I look past my beautiful baby girl and focus solely on the body I was left with after her birth.
It’s hard to move forward, to feel back to normal when you know you’re not. That before-baby-BABE-bod feels so far away. It’s hard to feel glamorous, beautiful or even mediocre sometimes. To have the pure essence and freedom to think or even feel; I am beautiful.
The rawness of it all; is that we all think this.
Who’s better? Who’s thinner? Who has the best workout?
STOP. Take a second and stare into your child’s eyes.
There’s your all in all; you’re beauty and your pride.
There lays your heart and your reflection in their eyes, staring right back at you telling you, you are enough.
You will ALWAYS be enough.
This is why I am saying no to the ever-so-daunting “mom-bod.” I do not fall short, I will not give in to this lie that I am sub-par, I will stand tall.
I am Ezra’s mom. I take this journey and glorify it. The good, the bad, the discomfort and the beauty in the middle. I am blessed to be her mother and am honoured to rock this ‘MOMBOD.’
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