Hey Y’all Hey! Kijan ou Ye! How are you doing?
10 months postpartum and I can’t believe it. 2 months from now I will have a one year old! OMG!!
So let’s get into it…the postpartum body…the ‘snap back’ as most people call it.
Why is it that people rush moms into this snap back trend??? Why can’t we enjoy our new body without the world commenting and comparing our bodies with other moms? Heck, two days after giving birth, my child’s father said to me why do you still look pregnant? Uuummm sir I literately just gave birth to our child. Can I have a moment to breath?
I honestly allowed the world to pressure me to snap back. I can recall being 4 months postpartum and was forcing myself to workout even though I knew my body wasn’t fully healed yet from giving birth. If you haven’t read my birth story, I encourage you to go read it and come back to this post after.
I had an emergency c-section due to complications with severe preeclampsia. To be completely honest, I’m just now starting to feel like myself 10 months later. Even when I returned back to work 3 months postpartum I felt like my c-section scar wasn’t completely healed. So why on earth was I worrying about snapping back when I needed to focus on healing my scar?!
I am finally learning to love my postpartum bod and come to the realization that my body will never be the same as it was before pregnancy and that it perfectly okay. Learning to embrace and love my mommy pouch at times, the cellulite in my thighs, my soft belly because I did something amazing which was giving birth to my sonshine.
Now that I am 10 months postpartum, girl the amount of body confidence I have now is mind blowing. I am embracing my new body, in fact I am loving it. The confidence I believe comes from me blocking societies standards of snapping back and going by own rules. Taking it easy and just enjoying life as well as realizing that everybody’s body is different.
I encourage every new mom to love their new body as well. You will ‘snap back’ on your terms, embrace every step on the way there. Everything starts from the inside, so take care of your soul and the body changes will come with time.
Snap back culture is toxic! Us moms need to have breathing room even if it’s a year later.
Stay tuned for part 2 as I discuss my postpartum weight loss journey.
Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it!
Until the next post…
Live with purpose, Love with passion, Laugh with pleasure