Post-Baby Body: I’m Easier on Myself
Over on Fit Bottomed Mamas, we’ve talked a lot lately about cutting ourselves some slack. From telling your inner critic to take a hike to writing yourself love letters, we’ve been all about self-love. I talked about whether moms are aware of the comments they make about their bodies now that they have kids—and little ears and eyes listening and watching at all times. And it got me wondering how other moms feel about their bodies and whether they’re easier on themselves now that they have kids.
Pregnancy and childbirth put you through the physical ringer. From pregnancy aches and pains to postpartum loss of pee control (seriously) the whole physical experience of motherhood is like no other. It took me a full year to lose the baby weight with my daughter, but this time around, I hit my pre-pregnancy weight at six months postpartum. I attribute it to chasing around two kids non-stop, all day and night. But even though I’m the same weight, my bod isn’t quite the same. Weight has shifted around, skin is a little looser; things are just…different.