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The SnapBack

6.12.19








Let’s talk about the ‘snapback’ shall we. I, personally, am not a fan of the term. Actually, it’s more so the concept I hate. We hear it over and over gain that it takes nine months to grow a tiny human and it will take nine months for you to physically feel like yourself again. Yet, for some twisted reason, we’re all subjecting ourselves to this insane idea that you need to pop out that baby and look like your old self within weeks. Aaahhh – can you tell I’m annoyed? I’m not at all here for snapback culture.

I’m not going to lie, any woman postnatal is elated when she’s given a compliment on her appearance. I mean let’s be real, she’s just spent nine months gaining weight rapidly, probably about 40 pounds, (maybe more, maybe less), and then she gives birth and only loses like 12 pounds altogether! Unfair! Sometimes the remaining weight drops off, and other times it really doesn’t. While I definitely understand why it can affect your self esteem, what really matters is that we were blessed enough to carry a child. So what if you’re a little more doughy afterwards? 

I’ve gotten so many messages and comments about my ‘snapback’ game and it feels really nice… for a fleeting moment because I know what’s actually happening under clothes. While it may look like I’ve lost a bunch of weight, the truth is my stomach is destroyed! I have stretch marks (which I didn’t get with Julien!) and my former mom pouch has reached a new level. Luckily, my taste in clothing benefits these new bodily treasures of mine. I love a good high waist jean and I’m not one to bare the tummy (I even love a high waist bikini bottom!).  I laugh about it but I know that’s not every new mom’s reaction. 

I’m a huge believer of ‘look good, feel good.’ I love getting dressed every day and doing my hair and doing my makeup. It makes me happy so I find the 5-10 minutes to do it every day. And for me, that’s what’s going to motivate me to take care of myself. To go on long walks. To maybe put down second Hershey’s cookies n’ cream bar. What I’m not going to do is starve myself or workout out for 3 hours. I haven’t been to the gym yet and when I do, I’ll have like 30-40 minutes to get in and out. So it’ll be a bit of a process for me and I’m okay with that. Also, fake it till you make it, ladies. Get those control top panties. Gets your spanx on (as long as they’re comfortable and you can breathe). Just remember to be kind to yourself! You grew a human! And that girl whose body went back to her pre-baby self in no time – oh well. Nobody’s life is perfect, so trust and believe she has her own shit going on somewhere. And besides, her journey is not your journey. Your journey has your little person in it. Would you trade that? Never!! 

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