It’s no secret that our bodies pretty much change forever after we give birth. Having a human grow inside you is bloody hectic stuff, your body is pushed to the limit and just when you think it can’t possibly do anything else, it then goes through the birth process! God women rock!
It’s amazing what our bodies can do, but often the changes that happen physically (and mentally) can be a big adjustment. For most of us our bodies post babies feel different and look different and sometimes this consumes way more energy than it is worth.
It took me just over a year to feel back to my ‘normal’ self after both of my boys and even then I had to get used to the changes…the saggy boobs, the thin stretchy skin on my stomach and the different ‘feeling’ my body had when I did the same things I always did.
But I was proud. Proud of myself and my body for creating mini humans.
When I saw Anne Hathaway’s recent post about weight gain during pregnancy (and ever) I wanted to pass it onto every girlfriend of mine that has ever had a baby.
Her message is simple, there is no shame in what you weigh…
“There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer’s are just too dang short for this summer’s thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It’s all love (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise). Peace xxx #noshame #lovewhatyouhavebeengiven.”
Her message is SPOT ON! Being kind to yourself is always the best medicine…one size has never and will never fit all.