Pregnancy can change your body in all sorts of ways, and for some women, coming to terms with this can be one of the tougher parts of new motherhood.
Even for those new mothers who resume exercise and eat a healthy diet, “bouncing back” can often be harder than it looks.
The Australian mother, who gave birth to daughter Mia 16 weeks ago, admitted to her 2.4 million followers that she sometimes gets frustrated that she isn’t leaner yet. “I haven’t reached my fitness goal yet and I don’t know if I ever will,” wrote Emily.
She also admitted comparing herself to other moms who have been quicker to lose weight. “I often preach loving yourself and your body, not beating yourself up, and not comparing to others, etc., but sometimes I don’t exactly ‘walk the talk,'” she wrote.”I don’t always ‘love myself,’ I don’t always feel confident and accepting of my flaws.”
A couple of days later Emily admitted that she had in fact come a long way.
“I’ve had the baby blues, illness, injury, tears, some excuses and a lot of sweat along the way but I’ve done the best I can without sacrificing my precious time with Mia and I’ve done it slowly and healthily. I was going to say I haven’t reached my goal yet but I guess I have because my goal is simply to improve myself which is what I’m working on each day!”
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