Monday, October 22, 2012

Head And Shoulders Knees And Toes

Getting used to your mom body is hard.

I'm classically pear shaped. I've always had a (practically) washboard stomach, small boops and rounder legs and rear.

Then I had the Bambinos and


I had knockers I couldn't keep covered,

a stomach that still looked pregnant,

my thighs not only rubbed but screamed at eachother to get out the way when I walked,

and my butt was no more round than it was before.

Why did all the parts I didn't want to grow get bigger while my butt stayed the same?

I'm sad to say, there's not many photos of me with the Bambinos when they were newborns.

I was almost ashamed of the way I looked. I hated that I was pale and fleshy.

I'd like to say that I grew to love my body and the way it was but that's not the case.

I loved what my body could do, but not how it looked.

I got a spray tan, and I nursed my babies.

Nursing helped me shed a lot of weight. And I shed about 30 pounds of water weight overnight (literally.)

Slowly, I became less sleep deprived, and more proud of how I looked.

I started to give myself credit.

I'm still about 5 pounds over what I was at this time last year

and my stomach has not gone back to it's previously washboard status,

but I can deal with this new, softer me.

I'm proud that my body baked twins to 38 weeks - that's practically unheard of!

And I remind myself that some women birth one baby and take a lot longer to lose weight or they never lose it at all.

That reminds me not to be so hard on myself.

I'm finally accepting myself for not only what I look like, but also what I can do.

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  1. I think you are a ROCKSTAR momma! Just so you know :)

  2. Great post and a great reminder. I struggle with the "mom body" too. I never had hips - now I have them as wide as a canyon. Ugh...

  3. Thank you. I'm 9 weeks post partum and dealing with my new body. I am nursing my son, so as you know, I can't diet or burn too many calories...I have to EAT MORE! lol. I'm upset that I'm not back in pre-pregnancy jeans like the celebs, even though my logical brain says that's ridiculous and it's ok that I'm still in the soft top (not full panel) maternity jeans. You think about how your body will change when pregnant, then think it will be no problem getting back to normal afterwards...those thoughts are great and wonderful until you actually have that baby and can't dedicate the time to working out like you swore you would.
    Thanks for the post!

  4. I love so much about you....accepting it and loving it is the best thing you can do!!! Love you...

  5. Girl you look gorgeous!! I would love to look like you do! :)

  6. I have no doubt that it's hard getting used to a "new" body, because I freak at the thought of my boobs getting any bigger (or anything else getting any bigger, for that matter). But you were skinny pre babies and now you look awesome. I'm regularly amazed that you managed to look so great after having TWO little ones! Unreal. You should be proud! ;)

  7. I totally agree with you on the whole "mom body" thing. But we have it worse because we have the "twin mom body" thing which is a whole different story because we get more stretched out than someone carrying one baby, especially if we were tiny to begin with. I'm much more accepting of it now that it's 2 years later, but it was so hard for me to get to this point. I also had a washboard stomach pre-babies so I understand how you feel. And even though I'm only 5 lbs off of what I used to be, I just feel much more "doughy" now that I've had children.


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