Fitness

Accepting the Mom Bod

June 9 Post

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A woman’s body gets judged, it gets stretched and it undergoes some of the most amazing transformations anyone could experience. Our bodies are one of a kind and different all around the world. Some are short, thick, thin, tall…but being able to accept your body can be a struggle.

My personal body journey has gone from normal to heavy to thin, back to normal and currently in the heavy range yet again. But I am happy to say that I am more comfortable in my own skin than I have ever been before. Are there things I want to change or improve on? Of corse! But having gone through a pregnancy once and now with my second, I don’t worry as much about what I’m going to look like after all the stretching comes to a rest, but I worry if I’ll have the energy to keep up with my children as they grow. I want health, not a number on the scale.

Also, going through pregnancy sheds a whole new light on what our bodies are capable of. We can go from being stretched in all different directions in order to grow a human being, then back to where we began. All you need is some dedication and to take care of your body every day.

I totally feel like a hypocrite because I haven’t been eating the healthiest or exercising during this pregnancy, but I had this overwhelming motivation after Mason was born and I know that will return once Brinlee gets here as well. I was able to grow to 228 during my first pregnancy and begin a health journey by going from 205 to 174 within a year. I learned more about my body within that year than I ever have before.

My husband motivates me to be a better woman. My kids motivate me to be a better person. And I want to be healthy for them and myself.

My body is different from when I was in high school and even when I was in college. It’s gone through some ups and downs, but I have realized where my happiness is…with my family. I accept my body for them and myself…not for anyone else.

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