The media is so hyper-focused on our post-baby bodies that it is so hard not to buy into what they are selling. The whole notion of “get your body back” after pregnancy is BS for so many of us for many reasons be it exhaustion, genetics or you just don’t want to! In this week’s episode, I discuss my issues with this push to “get your body back” quickly or at all post-pregnancy and how I deal with the “get your body back” mind trap.
Nothing irritates me more than seeing some moms taking pictures of themselves back in their bikinis or skinny jeans looking fit and great with the caption “What’s your excuse?” And let me be clear here, I am not jealous or “hating on” them for looking great I am happy for them, truly. I also think that they should be taking tons of pictures of the fabulous body they worked for and they should be sharing it! The pictures are not my issue. I also don’t think there is malious behind the use of the statement “What’s your excuse?” either. I understand the intention for motivation; that most of these Moms are just trying to encourage others to get up and get their lives back just like they did. But here’s the thing…not everyone’s life is the same and that phase implies that if I am not back in my bikini by x months/years after my baby is born I am lazy or full of excuses. Continue reading