Ugh. The body of a mom after having a baby…or babies. One always hears about the extra baby weight. No one ever tells you that your whole body will change and not go back to previous normal. They say..give it a year. Ok. i gave it a what?! Or…this one gets me…you look good…for having twins. one day I would just like that last phrase to drop.

I know there are mothers with awesome bodies…but now that I am a mom I’m thinking that most of us secretly hate our bodies. It’s tough because the children these wide hips and belly fat, stretched out body, made are worth it. The hot bod is gone, and that is ok. There is hardly time to worry about appearance when working full time, being a mom to twins year olds, and a wife. Sometimes though, when I happen to have a few minutes extra when getting ready, I will really stop and look in the mirror and totally dislike what I see. I was never happy with my body..but what girl or lady truly is. Looking back I wish I would’ve appreciated it more because now I fear I won’t get it back!! It is so hard to wear clothes that just don’t feel right, to have extra hip fat, to have my belly looking all sorts of nasty. My husband is the best. I know he thinks I look good. It is just hard to deal with the body change. Some days I just want to feel smoking hot again.

My goal for this year is to loose some weight, I gained seventy pounds when I was pregnant and lost most of it…maybe twenty to fifteen pounds are left. I don’t know how I’m going to do it without time to really and truly exercise. I am also working on loving to learn the body that did an amazing thing…grew the two most beautiful babies in the world. I wouldn’t go back to my old body for anything. I love my boys and the changes that come along. I just want to look and feel a bit more confident in my mommy body. All of my pre-baby clothes are away in the attic (as my bf suggested)and I bought some much bigger sizes…which was tough, but made me feel a whole lot better.

Here are some words of advice:

Girls and ladies– appreciate your body, later on you’ll look back and realize how good you used to look!

New mommies-it’s hard, I know. Get rid of the maternity clothes…wearing those around post baby doesn’t make you feel good. Man up, or mommy up, and buy super cute bigger sizes. Try out new styles as previous ones may not flatter your new body like they did before. Adorable accessories help, too, and you can keep those no matter what the size.

All of us should remember this: no one knows what size you’re wearing anyway! I find it best to not look at the size on the tags as I get dressed I the morning, too. If you don’t see it, then you won’t even think about it If you are comfortable and feel good in some new threads.