True life .
I’ve worked hard for what I have, What I continue to have, and for What I will have. BUT I am not nor will I EVER be perfect. .
My story isn’t the best, but it isn’t the worst. I’ve had ups and downs in my fitness journey, (don’t we all ♀️) but I’ve also reached a lot of milestones. .
I’m not proud of my body and I’ve shared with some friends before that I’m actually pretty nervous when sharing what I truly look like - but why!? I’ve had two babies, two BEAUTIFUL and perfect babies! My body has done a lot, it’s stretched, it’s been cut open and stitched back up. But still, I sit here and look at it, and think about what it used to be. I tell myself not to compare, but I’m not comparing myself to others- I’m comparing myself to What I USED to be- and that truly isn’t fair. I also used to be able to run a sub 18 minute 5k, but I don’t see myself comparing me to that...hum. Body image truly is an unfair mind game that we get caught up in. It’s hard, VERY hard to not compare. .
I’m learning to love my body for what it has done and what it is STILL capable of doing. .
I still have loose skin, a semi-herniated belly button, and slight diastis recti, but I can’t let it hold me back or keep it from letting me love myself the way I deserve to love myself! .
We women are strong and need to appreciate ourselves for EVERYTHING we do. .
Some day I’ll get my belly button back to normal, but until I truly know I’m done having children, it’s not worth the headache...but I fight myself. I won’t wear a two piece because of it, but WHY ♀️ I honestly don’t know. Will I be judged? Will I be laughed at? Will I embarrass my kids or husband? Insecurities are awful. Learn to love yourself for what you are; not what you have been and not what you WILL be. .
Be YOU. Be BRAVE. Be INVINCIBLE. Because nobody can love you more than you love yourself
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