Have you ever stood in front of your mirror, frowning at yourself?
Lamenting that you haven’t “bounced back” quickly enough (or ever?) after you had your children?
Have you ever started pinching and prodding and poking the bits that now spill over your jeans?
As body positive as I am, I’m not immune to this experience either.
About a year after I gave birth to my 2nd child, I noticed my three-year-old son repeatedly pinching his tummy. I observed him for a couple of days and then asked him how his tummy was feeling and why was he squeezing himself like that. He said, “Mommy, I saw you doing it.”
Oh, crap. Yes, he did.
What happened next was a total wake-up call (and a total blessing).
I remembered that it’s my responsibility to celebrate my body FOR MYSELF, but even more importantly, FOR MY KIDS. (And even, my partner too.)
I share that story + the practice I used to fall back in love with the extra pounds on my post-baby body in this week’s video. Check it out below and learn my simple tool to start loving + celebrating the body you’re in today (whether you’re 20 up or 10 down).
As women and mothers, our bodies are always changing. That’s a given.
So then… why do we give our weight so much weight?
Why do we give it so much power over how gorgeous, sexy, confident and capable we should feel about ourselves?
It’s time to embrace your mom bod as a beautiful, remarkable, sensual miracle, deserving of adoration and positive attention. That includes your birth battle scars, sagging breasts, stretch marks and extra roundness too.
Your body is begging for your love. It wants you to rewrite the conversation you have with yourself, about yourself. It was to feel your love.
So, take 10 minutes today to give yourself what you need.
And of course, I want to hear how it goes for you!
What came up for you as you did the practice? What affirmations felt most natural? Which ones pushed you out of your comfort zone? And… what did the kids think?
Leave a comment under the post here and let me know.