Since having kids I’ve had to dig really really deep and work really really hard at learning to love my body, to have body confidence and to say positive things when speaking about my size or body. I am on this journey of self-love and some days the love is no where to be found. If you are struggling with your new body postpartum, read on to start loving your amazing “I just grew a human” body!
Postpartum is HARD. Our minds change. Our ability to do things (even holding our pee when we sneeze) changes. Our bodies change. Our size changes. How we want our clothes to fit changes.
The only persons weight you
should be concerned with during
postpartum is your baby’s. Wait,
What? Did you just read that
You Are Not Defined By A Size Number
This new body is not the size I was before. This new body isn’t what I envisioned I would look like as a mom. Trying to make peace with this body is a daily, sometimes hourly, decision. It is taking a lot of work, but I am ready for it and so are you!
If you want to wear flowy clothes—DO IT! If you want to wear a crop top–DO IT. Wear what makes you feel comfortable!! No one else sees the size tag, so if a size 16 makes you feel like a complete superstar, then wear the heck out of it! If wearing a small crop top and cut offs make you feel like a million bucks, then wear it!
Define yourself by your joy, your happiness, and your confidence—-not the letter or number on your clothes!
Loving Your Body
Learn to love your body and all of its details (stretch marks, loose skin, freckles, etc). Self-love is an ongoing journey. It’s not an easy fix. You have to work on it everyday. You can use positive affirmations that highlight your favorite parts of yourself.
Your body and your mind are worthy of love.
Sure there are those people that go right back into pre-pregnancy clothes, but I am not one of those people. AND ITS OKAY (most days). There are some days that I look back at photos and wish my body looked like that again, but then I hear a giggle or whine (haha) and I am quickly reminded that my new body has grown some pretty amazing little humans. It provided nutrition and safety. It provided warmth. My body is not the enemy, it is my best friend.
Give yourself grace, give yourself time and get the next size up if it makes you feel GREAT.
You are amazing. Your body is amazing, powerful and beautiful. No matter where you are on your self-love journey, you are not alone. <3