IF not now, when?
Out for a paddle with my big girl this morning. I’m currently carrying a bit of extra junk in the ol' trunk post my pregnancy with Matilda. A good 8-10kg I would say (I don’t own scales so hard to be exact). My third pregnancy was tough. I was sick for a large majority of it and pretty much lived off carbs #hellooooextra20kgs. I still find it very easy to fall into a self conscious spiral of not-so-great thoughts and general criticisms of my body. To quote those far younger (and hipper) than me; ‘I throw some pretty hectic shade at the body that carried, birthed and nourished three kids.’ The best way I'm finding of silencing those body shaming little voices is by pulling on my swimmers, despite feeling a little icky, and sending up a silent 'thank you' for a body that has achieved what it has and a resounding 'eff you' to the part of me determined to cast doubt and negativity. That's not to say I'm not currently working towards some health and fitness and yes, weight loss goals. I've got a number of them to work towards in the next 3 to 6 months but living in the future (the ‘I'll do that when’.... thoughts) doesn't achieve anything. It can be a tricky path to navigate; being thankful and happy in the now while working towards a new goal but I firmly believe that it’s the key to long term, sustained health and wellness. And when it comes to the here and now, I’m not going to wait 3 months to pull on my togs when I can do it now and show my kids, especially my daughters, how beautiful body confidence is ❤️