Love Your {Postpartum} Body - 5 Ways to Improve Your Postpartum Body Image

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This post is sponsored by TOBI

My self confidence has most definitely evolved since becoming a mom. While I still have my moments of discontent, I have never loved my body more--and not necessarily because it looks better. But because I am eternally grateful for what my body has given me--my baby, the best gift of all. 

How can I be upset at it when it's done such an amazing thing?? 


Plus, I don't want my son hearing me lament about my body. Because contrary to popular belief, boys suffer from body image issues at pretty alarming rates. I don't want my body issues to cause or influence his. In fact, I hope he never has any. 

So, though I have moments when I'm hard on myself, I quickly snap out of it (and I've almost completely dropped the F [fat] word!). My hope is that you, too, will do the same and love your postpartum body.

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If you are struggling with your postpartum body image, here are five things you can do to improve it:

1. Embrace your new figure. Focus on something(s) you like. It can be your bigger bust or behind or your curvier hips. Maybe it's a welcomed change ;)

2. Remember the reason for the changes. Your body did an amazing thing. It grew, nurtured and birthed a human. A miracle was born from you. 


3. Be kind to yourself. Give yourself grace and love. So much love. You and your body have been through so much change recently. You don't deserve to be hard on yourself.

4. Put good things into your body. Veggies, fruits, whole grains. Sure, have the occasional soda or ice cream but I assure you the healthier the food you eat, the better you will feel. Exercise would help, too. 


5. Rock your body. Buy the new clothes you've been wanting. Show off your curves. Be bold. Be you. Be proud. Confidence is beautiful. And girlfriend, you are gorgeous. 

I know this is a very serious issue but I want to end on a light note so I leave you with this Scary Mommy quote: 
"Your kids won't remember your muffin top, spider veins or saggy ass. They'll only remember you." 
Now, go out there and work it, mama!


*** I am not a therapist or doctor nor do I claim to be. This post is comprised of my individual opinions, and not meant to convey professional medical or mental health advice. This post is not about an eating disorder, self harm, or suicidual thoughts/ideations. If you or someone you know is struggling with any of those, please call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237.*** 

7 comments :

  1. Such a relevant topic! And I so appreciate the tips - it's hard to remember sometimes the miraculous things your body has done, especially in the summer with its shorts and swimsuits ;) Thank you for your words!

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  2. These are such great reminders and I love that top!

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  3. I love this so so much! I have seen far too moms place unnecessary pressure to get back into "pre-baby" shape and I just don't understand it. I'm all for being healthy and feeling good but the pressure isn't necessary.

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  4. You are rocking this look mama!! Seeing your body go through changes can be so rough but being confident in who you are will always win <3 Beautifully Candid

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  5. Love the positive tone of this blog. It's absolutely necessary to love ourselves a little more even when we are not our fittest.

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  6. You look absolutely gorgeous! Also, I am so glad that you have written a post about this because I definitely think that it is something to remember x

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  7. Wow I loved this and I also loved your outfit!

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    xoxo

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