I’ve chronicled my past struggles with disordered eating and skewed body perception, and here I am, once again struggling to accept my mom bod. Actually, “mom bod” is just an excuse for me. This is the body that I own, it’s a body that I need to love, and the only way to change it is if I put in more effort.
Starting on Thursday I plan to hit the gym two days per week to tone. The problem with being a former “Mia”
Club member is the balance of going to the gym without being obsessive, and then leading into excessive exercise.
I want to feel cute. I have weighed more than I do now and have felt more confident, so I know I need to change my clothes in order to get a little extra confidence. No one wants to feel like a frumpy mom, and that’s exactly how I feel right now. Since weaning my boobs have all, but disappeared, and the majority of my wardrobe is too big, or just doesn’t fit night.
How did you get your confidence up after baby? Did you experience post-weaning blues, and struggled to accept your post-nursing boobs?
About the authorXza
Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.