Pandemic Postpartum & Post-Breastfeeding Body Image

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When I received this outfit that I was so excited about, I immediately got a little bummed out thinking I wouldn’t fit into the bottoms. Like many girls and women, I’ve nitpicked my body nearly my whole life.⁣⁣

Too short. ⁣⁣
Too straight. ⁣⁣
Too this.⁣⁣
Too that. ⁣⁣
Too wide. ⁣⁣
Too curvy. ⁣⁣
Too chubby.⁣⁣
Too fat. ⁣⁣

But really, what I’ve been all along is just 𝐭𝐨𝐨 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟.⁣⁣
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While I am not newly postpartum, I am 24 months postpartum, and 6 months post-breastfeeding. Then, the pandemic happened and I've gained weight, and felt down about it. 


Recently, however, I decided to shift my energy to focus on the MORE important
ways I am growing:

As a mom 
As a wife 
As a creator 
As a writer 

I have also grown more grateful, more  hopeful, and more optimistic — despite the anxiety I’ve felt over all of the unknown. 

THIS is the growth that I will measure this time by. This is the growth that matters to me.

So, no more tearing myself down. No more negative self talk. I am beautiful the way I am, my body has done so much good for me. And if/when I choose to work out and get fit, it won’t be because I don’t like or I hate my body ...but rather because I LOVE it. ⁣⁣



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