As we get older, our bodies change and you can no longer eat what you want because it will catch up with you. That happens when you have kids; your body changes so much to grow and protect this new life that you are growing inside you. It is such an amazing thing, what a woman’s body does to have a child; it truly is a miracle. I really do love each of my kids and I would never change one stretch mark, scar, or excess skin for anything in the world, but that being said, I wish I was one of those people that can embrace the new body. I work so hard to try and get rid of the extra movement around my thighs and belly area, and I am pretty sure that my belly is just the extra skin that won’t leave. Maybe it would have been better if I didn’t use my pregnancy as a way to eat anything and everything. Let's be honest, I was a huge preggo lady gaining anywhere from 45-70lbs depending on which kid you ask me about.
I still, almost a decade later, can’t be one of those women that embrace the stretch marks. I haven’t worn shorts in years because my inner thighs are really like a road map. I see people talking about their tiger stripes and I think it’s amazing that they show them and are proud. It really is beautiful to see what they did for their children. But I just can’t get in that mind set of embracing it. I see on social media that “bikini season” is right around the corner and I laugh because the thought of being in a two piece swimsuit is never going to happen for this lady.
I was talking to my husband about some sort of plastic surgery to help with some of the things that diets will not get rid of. The thought is scary and recovery doesn’t sound fun especially with the kids being home all the time, but I have to admit the thought of it sounds exciting. I have been working so hard to get my body into a place where I feel good and maybe this is cheating, but who cares if I am feeling good. I know that having kids is a blessing and some women are unable to carry when that is all they want. We are all in a different mind set about our bodies and what we need to do to feel good in our skin. So, I would love to hear feedback if anyone has had a “mommy makeover.” Tell me all about it!