SOMEONE OUT THERE NEED THIS ENCOURAGING POST? BETTER THAN WHAT THE DESIGNERS ON A WHOLE WANT TO SQUEEZE YOU INTO! 🙂
Two months after giving birth, I went bathing suit shopping at Target to accommodate the two watermelons that had sprung between my chin and belly button.
Just to recap: two months post-birth. Bathing suit. Dressing-room lights.
An employee found me in a hysterical, splotchy, snotty mess on the floor.
It was a rookie mistake. And no amount of, “It took nine months to get on, it will take nine months to get off” or “Just breastfeed more. It burns calories!” could erase that neon-lit image of my lumpy Mom Body.
Having kids changes our bodies. We know this. But we now have to change what that feels like. Stop being mean to yourself about it. You did something amazing. Most likely your thigh-gap, like sleep, is non-existent. Can we move on?
Not to say we shouldn’t take care of ourselves (we should, and kindly), but we should also add these…
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