Being a part of the MyPostBabyBody project has to be in the top three most frightening and exhilarating things I’ve ever done; having my son, jumping out of an airplane, and now this. Accepting my body for every scar, flab, and wrinkle is an amazingly hard thing to do but this was definitely a huge step toward that acceptance.
My weight has fluctuated a lot through out my life. In my 20’s I have ranged from every size from size 4 to size 12 and I have never had a flat stomach and I probably never will. Since my son has been born I have dropped in size from my pre-baby weight but traded it in for more sag and stretch marks. I don’t believe any one women has completely been satisfied with the way they look; the grass is always greener on the other side. Some days I have all the confidence in the world and on other days I want to crawl under the covers and hide.
Finding the time to work out is challenging as a full time mom to a toddler and a returning college student. Making time for homework, play time, sleep, errands, cleaning, and me time is nearly impossible. As all mothers know you must prioritize. Finding the confidence in how I look is always going to be a work in progress but I felt like being a part of an experience like this was important for not only my future courage in myself but to also give my son an example that everyone should feel beautiful no matter what size, shape, color or origin.