One of the things I struggled with after giving birth was embracing my body. It was/is still very much so a challenge. Though I have come far, I’m not quite where I would like to be.
I could easily feel bad for myself, decide to wait until after I lose weight to starting dressing the way I want to.
But, from my experience and even as a mom who wants to raise a confident girl it’s so important that I learn to love my present self.
Learning to love your present self really starts with exploration!
A few days ago, I was working with a client who was a little frustrated and at the same time excited that she is finally losing weight. But there was a huge problem that I had to help her overcome. She believed that she should continue to wear her now oversized clothes until she lost all of the weight.
But personally I thought It was best that she challenges herself to use this transitional phase to explore new styles and and enjoy the journey of watching her body transform. Although this client was not a postpartum client she is definitely experiencing the same emotions that many women feel after giving birth. I for one experienced this hard.
I did not like to look at myself in the mirror.
Money was tight, so I had this thought that I could not dress the way I wanted to because of that.
I couldn’t fit any of my clothes.
I was overwhelmed
I did not know who I was anymore.
Unfortunately many mommas experience this whether it’s your first child or not.
It can be even more discouraging to see so many moms pop up on social media after giving birth and suddenly be snatched as if they were never pregnant. While many of us are staying a float to get to where we desire to be.
This isn’t a sympathy post. For the first time I am actually happy with my body since giving birth almost three years ago. To be honest I do have those moments where I feel a bit frustrated because I am not where I want to be yet. But I noticed that this feeling of frustration only comes when I find myself comparing.
As we kick off a new series on the blog, I wanted to share a glimpse of my journey three years later after giving birth!
Sound off! I want to know what your struggles were/ are in regards to styling your postpartum body?
I’m excited to kick off this series and help mommas feel better after giving birth to a tiny miracle.