I never realized how much having children would make me hate my body. I have severe issues with the way my skin sags and how I can’t seem to lose the weight from having children. Even when my husband tells me I’m beautiful, I quickly shoot down his compliment. Any time I see a photo of myself I think “ugh.” At this point in time I don’t really see myself as beautiful.
I guess that brings me to this wonderful graphic my sister from She Gets it Done made for us here at Lighthearted Moms.
Everything has beauty but not everyone can see it, is such a beautiful statement. I might not be that size zero I once was, but I’m still beautiful. I’m not sitting here saying this so I have an excuse to stay fat. I work hard everyday on trying to improve my eating and exercise habits. Today I ate lettuce while my family had chicken nuggets and my husband went back for a second helping of cake. It’s a daily battle, but it’s worth every moment. Today I also biked a mile and walked 1.5 miles. It would have been nice if I started this journey while I was still skinny, but it’s better to start now than never.
I hope one day I can answer what my definition of beauty is but for right now, I’m just trying to figure out who I am post-three-beautiful-baby-boys.
What’s your definition of beauty?