After having my babe, I wasn’t too focused on getting my pre pregnancy body back. I got told so many times that I would never get it back, and I knew that was BS..i can always achieve whatever i want. Losing weight and getting ripped wasn’t and still isn’t my main focus in life. Sure, I love to feel comfortable in my body and probably feel a little bit better in a bikini when I’m a little leaner. But now that I’m a mama, Gray is and always will be my #1 priority. I’m not really dieting and haven’t yet. TBH idk if I’ll ever really “diet” the way i did in the past again. Calories stay relatively high rn now in order to keep my milk supply up. I’m also a huge fan of health/fitness as a lifestyle. I eat healthy majority of the time and my diet is mainly Whole Foods. But i also enjoy food and i don’t obsess over being perfect. I eat what i want, and yes a lot of times that’s pizza, alcohol, etc. But i listen to my body. I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. If i want something, I’ll eat it. If i don’t, i won’t just because it’s there. Workouts are shorter and less intense due to time restraints. I still have a lower belly pooch (I still have slight diastis recti which can make your lower belly stick out too). I’m about 3 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight but my body composition is much different than before. I will always strive to stay healthy and fit, but that looks a bit different for me now. I spent a lot of years just trying to be perfect... have the perfect physique, perfect diet, perfect workout routine and never allowing myself to stray from that. Now, i strive to make progress since fitness is my lifestyle and i am a fitness professional, but i don’t strive to be perfect.
It’s also NOT selfish to want to make improvements to your physique as a mom or to focus on your health and body. In fact, you should always take care of yourself first in order to best take care of your bby& it’s not inappropriate to show off your body as a mom..just my opinion 🤷🏼♀️ if anything, you should show it off even more because you grew and birthed a dang human! I may not be the leanest or most muscular now, but damn I am perfectly happy just the way I am 💞