My postbabybody isn’t actually that much different than my pre baby body. What is different is everyone else’s body. I’ve never had much of a butt, but I’m still not sure if my butt shrunk after pregnancy, or if everyone else’s butt just got bigger. So many celebrities use implants, injections, and photoshop to make their butts bigger, that it consequently made my butt feel smaller. What’s also changed is my postbaby lifestyle. I don’t eat as healthy, I don’t work out as often, I don’t get much sleep, and I haven’t been to the hair shop since my son was born, and he’s turned 1 a few months ago. So while I’m only about 10 pounds more than I was pre-baby, I feel totally different because I don’t have as much time and energy to devote to my health and appearance.
The best thing I can do to accept my postbabybody is get off of celebrity blogs and get out into the world. The more I surround myself with real women, the more I realize that normal, beautiful bodies come in all shapes and sizes. I also made a vow to myself that I would never let my daughter hear me say negative things about my body. I want her to grow up loving herself completely and unconditionally. I want her to see her mother as someone that loves herself, including all her imperfections. I did the photo shoot for her, because I would want her to have the confidence to do it. This photo shoot had a huge impact on helping me accept my body because I couldn’t cover up my body and I had to really see myself. Seeing myself, and the other women, allowed me to see all the beauty that I’ve been avoiding because I was waiting until I lost weight to see myself again.
I’m learning to love MyPostBabyBody. It takes a conscious effort, but the more I make that effort, the more I love my body and myself. I’m learning to tap into my inner Sasha Fierce so that I can have the confidence of Beyonce with the postbabybody of Katrina.
Our bodies are amazing and beautiful.It’s a shame that we’re taught to think that our bodies have to look a certain way in order to be beautiful or to feel desirable.
Photo Credit- the amazingly talented Maria Del Rio, Del Rio Photography