Accepting My Postpartum Body
I certainly haven’t kept it a secret that my body hates me. After having Caleb I ended up being 25 pounds over what I was before getting pregnant. I had a pretty healthy pregnancy – I went for lots of walks and I ate moderately well (I craved salad and green grapes…) so I don’t know where all the pounds came from. After having Caleb the pounds refused to drop. My body started looking better but still I was 25 pounds heavier. All the extra skin at my belly makes me look like I *could* possibly still be pregnant and my boobs are bigger than they’ve ever been in my life – even after weaning (which I don’t hate…)
I can exercise a million and yet the scale doesn’t move. I mean, you guys, I’ve upped my the weights TWICE in my exercise class since starting a few months ago and yet the scale doesn’t move.
I’ve run the gamete of emotions. I’ve experienced all the stages of grief. Finally I feel as though I’m coming up on acceptance.
The past few days I’ve taken a huge step into acceptance and went through my closet with a judgmental eye and got rid of the clothes I don’t fit into. There were a few few pieces that I decided to keep in the hopes that *maybe* someday I’ll get down a few more sizes but, for the most part, they’re gone. I sent a few things to ThredUp, I’ll be opened a Poshmark account to sell others, and I donated the rest.
I would love to encourage you to embrace the body you’re in as well! Don’t settle for a body that isn’t healthy but, if you’re doing your part and the scale isn’t moving, sometimes we’ve just got to give in. My body grew and fed a child for almost two years. My body is amazing even if it hates me.
Did you struggle losing weight after having kids?
Have you accepted your body for the way it is?
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