My weight has been an up and down thing pretty much all of my life. Some days I’m up (well it seems like I’ve been up more than down) and some days I’m down. And to be honest, it is something that used to really bother me. I went to mostly all white schools growing up, so seeing girls that look like me on a daily bases didn’t happen often. I’ve always had fuller lips, chubby cheeks, a thicker neck, thighs, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a flat stomach. My uniform didn’t fit like the other girls and being ok with that was hard at times. I never grew up learning how to love myself no matter what the reflection looked like in the mirror.
It’s just been in the last five years that I’ve learned to embrace the extra cushion that tends to show up here and there. I try to treat myself with kindness as much as possible. Truth is, we all have something that we may be uncomfortable with when it comes to our bodies. Some things can be changed, other things can’t. I know that I need to lose a little for my health, not because there is something wrong with how I look, because baby, I make 200 plus pounds look good. lol
Shirt: Urban Outfitters/Earrings: Zara
All I’m saying is, love yourself where you are. You may have just given birth, or hell given birth five years ago and the fupa (stomach lol) is still there. It’s ok, you’re just as beautiful now as you were then. And if you want to lose it, take the steps to get there. But always, always give yourself grace through the process.