So I had my first kid in 2004, my second in 2006 and number 3 is 2007.
I hear the term mom bod a lot. Not directly something I’ve heard about myself but I could see why if I had.
Well here is something I have been thinking about!
After my third kiddo was born I bounced back quick! I mean I looked better than ever! I was smaller after him than I was before I was even pregnant with #1! I kept it up for years. I looked great. No pooch, looked like I had never had kids! A few years later though I started having serious trouble with my “cycle”. I was miserable. Cramps didn’t even explain the pain I was in. My youngest was almost one when it all really started. I was almost crippled during “that time” of the month. Next thing you know, that time of the month didn’t really ever stop. The youngest was maybe 3 when I had a hysterectomy. I mean full on total remove it all or you will die hysterectomy. That’s when the weight came. It’s so hard being a woman sometimes. It’s like your body betrays you. It gives up! About a year after my hysterectomy I noticed I had started gaining weight. People say “oh you’ve had kids” like it’s all ok. But that’s not why I gained weight. It’s not a mom bod! I wish it was. I wish It was only my battle scars but It’s a your girly parts are gone and can’t keep you in order bod. It’s a “now you’ll never be the same because the equipment was defective” bod.
You see I struggled for years with cysts on my ovaries! I had PCOS. It got so bad that I couldn’t walk. I found that I had endometriosis so bad that I was bleeding internally. The only cure was a radical hysterectomy and no hormones for months to help me. So this is the battle I fought. I am blessed to have had children at all. Now I can’t take hormones thought, due to the reaction my body had to them and take an antidepressant every day. But the weight is such a struggle for me! It’s like I can’t get it under control!
So to everyone out there, mom or not. I feel you. I get it. You are so beautiful. Please don’t let the term “mom bod” or “baby weight” get you down. We all have struggles, even if we don’t all admit it.
So tomorrow I will go to the beach, sit by the ocean and know that I am beautiful. I’d love to say I’ll be in a bikini by the water but I’m not there yet, at least I don’t think I am!
Anyways, I just wanted to let people know, mom or not, mommy body or recovering body, you do you! Everyone has their story. We all just live it differently.
Please feel free to comment below your struggles! What have you been through as a woman and how have you overcome it? Or how are you trying to overcome it?
Thanks for letting me rant.
Love always ❤️