I feel like my body and my perception of my body are works in progress. Even when I was thinner- I never felt like I was thin enough. No matter what I did, according to what I was seeing in the media, my body wasn’t good enough.
However, in some ways, now after having a baby I feel better about my body because it did something miraculous! My body has become this new powerful thing that nurses my baby and provides comfort for her. In addition, I’m more in sync with my body-I’m very aware of of what is going on with it. I have also discovered that my body is so much stronger than I thought it was. Our bodies do amazing things!
I know my body will never go back to where it was before I had a baby because I had a baby. Right now, I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin and healthy. My perception of my body will continue to be a work in progress that I will need to put work into. I don’t think I will ever wake up one day and say “hey, I love my body” but I know that self-body-love will happen gradually with a lot of work and dedication.