Love makes you fat — The Mum on the Run
No, this isn’t a before and after shot of weight loss. But it is a victory story. I write this from my heart. It hurts. On the left – This was my body before kids. No stretch marks or scars from belly button piercings. A belly button that was high. A flat stomach. I was always […]
I just read this story on WordPress this morning and felt I had to share where I’m at with my body and my life and how no women should be envious of each others bodies. Yours tells the story of you.
I’m at the first photo stage of my life. I exercise 4-5 times per week, I eat a plant-based diet because it makes me feel good not because I wish to stay slim, I’m conscious not to over indulge in the “naughty treats” but I live by the motto “all in moderation”.
I am not yet thinking about having children myself, but my friends around me bare the small bump and glowing skin often talked about in pregnant women and I’ve never seen them look more beautiful. I just hope I’ll love myself a little rounder, a little bigger when its my turn to make humans . I’ve never seen any body shape as negative and I’m just naturally small all over. I wish more women would embrace each other, whatever their size. I’ve had women tell me they hate me for being so “lucky” to be slim. But I cry inside-my body has not yet done all its changing and yours created little lives.
Sometimes being slim is not always a blessing either. Unless you know me personally, do not envy my body, you do not know what story it tells or is yet to tell. Perhaps it cannot create life (I’m yet to find out), so do not judge me or others until you know us.
For those women out there that look in the mirror and wish they were slimmer, do not be so down on yourself. For I know some of you out there have bigger battles to bare. One were your health affects your weight. Not all plus sizes, are down to laziness and lack of good diet and exercise. You fight a mighty battle that involves constant medication and side effects. You battle to get up each day and live life to the fullest. You struggle to show the joyful smiles on your faces daily. I do not judge you. You are beautiful inside and out let no one tell you otherwise.
Ladies, those of you that balk at the sight of your post pregnant forms. I often think to myself…..you are the lucky ones.
Your bodies tell a story mine is yet to bare. One filled with love and laughter. With tiny humans that love you without condition and grew within you. One often of a loving relationship, where your partners and husbands feel joy to over bursting at this little life you’re precariously keeping alive within you. They trace the lines of your newly formed or slowly fading stretch marks with their fingers. Yours tells a story of unconditional and an ever lasting love between a family. One I’ve yet to comprehend or understand. A life I’ve yet to strive for and live out. When you look in the mirror at the body you have due to the beauty of life you created and wish to be me or any other “skinny” women on the planet. STOP!
Watch how your partner looks at you with a swelling heart when he thinks your not looking. How he touches your tummy as he walks past you in the kitchen. How he interacts with the children your bore him. Look down at the little humans you created. The ones that love you and will love you forever more. Look how they smile up at you and call out “Mumma”. With you and your beautiful body you’d not have that. So look in the mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are and see how much you’ve achieved with it. That’s something to be proud of.