Okay. I still crave my body from when I was in high school. I was 125 when I graduated in 2001 and that is at 18. 14 years later, I’ve popped out 3 living boys, 1 stillborn, and miscarried early on and married my forever love. I still rock the weight I was before I had my stillborn, at 160. (well, it’s a little bit less now). I realize that I probably could work extremely hard and try to get back to 125, but it’s really unrealistic. I rather be happy where I am. I want to capture every moment that I am able to have with my boys and my husband. Seize the life according to Christ.
I don’t go to the gym. I work out at home with Zumba when I want to (when motivation is around LOL). I walk with my kids to school and home on good sunny days. I do a family walk with my kids, husband and our dog when the husband is home. Sometimes I will have a good smoothie drink. I still drink Coke, and apple juice like crazy. I am still picky with food. I do include protein and carbs for dinner with the family.
I still rock a bikini. I still have the love handles, and a little bit of tummy flab from having my kids, but I don’t care. I still tan well, and i love my beach time. I may not be “fit” to a T, and have really flat tummy or muscles, but I am ME. I love being married to my husband and raising my boys and always remembering my angel babies.
I should celebrate and love my body. My “mom” body that is. It’s beautiful inside and out. God created me the way I am. I am not to compare me to anyone else. Moms and other women. I want to declare that every women is beautiful. No matter what. We all have “flaws” of our bodies that we may not like/love. Our bodies definitely change over the course of life. As newborns, infants, preschooler, child, pre-teen, teen, young adult, adult, and etc. There are other changes that alter our bodies.. health and pregnancy.
Beauty is so much more than the physical appearance. It’s more within the heart. I want to embrace the glow of happiness/joy, love, and grace and all the good things. That I can share with anyone. I belong to Christ, not to society. I am to be comfortable in me. I will continue to mold, change, and grow with Christ. And I only share the nakedness of my body with my husband. My husband still sees me beautiful even after being through 6 pregnancies and respects me.