|| R E A L || 💁🏻♀️💯 Let me drop some realness. Everyone talks about the “snap back” but no one talks about the reality of your body/mind post partum.
I feel good overall and I think I look great for 10 days PP.
I look, but what I feel is not the same. What I mean by that is, my vagina is SORE AF. Today is the first day I can really sit without major discomfort. Healing and repairing your body post birth is no joke! My abs? I don’t know where that rock wall is right now. My stomach is squishy and it feels like I’m Gumby! The core is weak as to be expected. Don’t get me going about hormones! Woooo to the mofo Saaaaaa. Thankfully my self awareness is there and I know when I’m feeling irritable or tired and need to nap or just do something for myself to feel good.
The point? You have to love your body through all the stages. I’ve never loved my body more than I do now. It’s a new appreciation for all my body can do. Sure, my butt is smaller, my abs are soft and I may not look “my best” but my best is this. I created life, I brought life into this world and I’m amazing because of it. So be patient with yourself, give yourself time to heal- heal properly. Don’t rush this “snap back” you see and hear of. There is no race or competition to be won by bouncing back to society’s idea of a women’s body post birth. All my mama’s and mama’s to be- you’re amazing and don’t you forget it! ••••••
Repost from @ashlimarie ••••••
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