Moms: We Know We’re Strong; Now Let’s Embrace It

When I became a mom, I found a deep inner strength that I didn’t even realized I had. Because having a baby is hard. And raising a kid is even harder.

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And I’m not the only one.

Based on the results of a national study done by Planet Fitness, 79 percent of moms feel stronger after having a kids. And! A whopping 74 percent of the population says that their mom is the strongest person they know.

But, despite all that awesomeness,Β 92 percent admit that they accept their partner’s body better than their own.

Which isn’t surprising — we all tend to be the hardest on ourselves of anyone. But, man, that sucks, right?

Because when I stop to really think about it, I’m like, damn, if all of us moms stopped and really accepted the truth of how strong we are, and if we received that deep inner power (without any limitations or conditions on it — like, er, unrealistic perfection), we could change the world even more than we already do (because, you know, raising empowered kids is seriously world-changing).

I mean, just look at the numbers below. In addition to going to the gym for me time, we’re lifting our kids up an average of 46 times, taking 29 trips up and down the stairs, and picking up toys 33 times a week! Talk about a bonus workout …

How about you? Did you find an inner strength you didn’t know you had after having kids? If so, take a second to really soak in the awesomeness and power in that. And, if not, are you sure? You’re looking pretty strong from over here, mama. —Jenn

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7 Comments
  1. Hempextract says:

    Nice post and nice read very interesting and informative i really like it thanks for share.

  2. olive jason says:

    thank youfor sharing this topic got some tips in mind ..great one!

  3. Amy Chong says:

    I totally agree and as a mother, I feel stronger. You always get more strength after having your kids.

  4. Naina Jain says:

    Obviously Mom’s are strong as they are one of the foundation piller of Home. We can’t even think of having a life without Moms, the way they care, the way they teach us everything and handle all our tantrums. I love my mom. 😍

  5. Issie says:

    Hi Jenn. Wonderful post, I love this. I love workout but i do at home because I have a baby. I want to share my experience with my workout. My house were a gym since I given birth to my baby. I love Yoga which I think it safe and soft for postpartum as shown here http://www.womensedge.org/best-yoga-dvds/. I believe that if we’re strong, all sides will be bright together.So workout is necessary for all. Do you have any suggestion about workout for postpartum? I have no ideas anymore, thank you in advance for your suggestions.

  6. Siddhant says:

    Mom’s always were strong and they will always be πŸ™‚

  7. Jess says:

    Moms are the strongest being on the planet. Thank you for this informative piece and the motivation it gave me. Bookmarking it now so I can get back to it when needed πŸ™‚