Today: Mum, your belly just feels like playdough. Can I please just play with your playdough for a minute?
Just another conversation with my darling three year old which got me thinking.
Yes, my belly may be mooshy, loose and flabby, my three year old may liken it to play dough but that doesnt bother me at all.
Does being a certain size or having a particular body shape define a person? NO, What should define a person is simply WHO that person is.
Should I be ashamed of my body, my loose skin, the extra cushion and the stretch marks that cover it? NO, they make me proud. Proud that I was lucky enough to conceive my children, that I carried four of them in my belly and nourished them with my body.
If my body can do all that and provide some play dough then its pretty f#cking fabulous, wouldnt you agree?
So, would weight loss make my loose skin and stretch marks disappear? Nope, theyre there for life now. So I embrace it and how I got them.
Should I stress and feel guilty about food and exercise? NO, thats not a healthy mind set... No one should.
For me.. Some days I eat clean healthy meals and some days I eat Nutella sandwhiched between a melting moment (life changing, try it) followed by pizza for dinner.
Some days I exercise, run around with the kids, spend hours cleaning and other days I watch movies with the kids, spend hours cuddling, reading a book and just chilling.
It's called balance.
Just enjoy life, we only get one.. We shouldnt waste it worrying if we think we look too fat or or if our boobs are saggy, or if there is too many calories in that meal. No regrets, run around with your kids, buy that dress youre worried your arse will look big in and flaunt it and eat that donut.
Make memories, thats what matters.
Sorry, I got a little carried away on a self love tangent 🙈and may habe totally veared off topic, maybe.. but seriously.
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