Monday, October 19, 2009
Ok, first Spark blog, guess I'll try to make this count. I'll be blunt, I used to be a stripper. My body size and shape used to be what I literally based my monetary worth on. Then...I had kids. Two beautiful children. I kinda joked to myself that those kids sucked the beauty out of me while in utero because they're so gorgeous, and me, not so much anymore. Well, there are things I have to live with, such as saggy breasts, stretch marks, and a skin apron. Those are the marks of motherhood. I realized I DONT have to live with the excess weight. It's pretty much the only thing in my control that I can do something about. I can get skin firming lotions to firm the saggy skin, but it'll never be as firm and as smooth over my abdominals as it was before I had children. My breasts will never be as perky, and will keep sagging lower as I get older, I can do what I can to minimize that, but not much I can do to fix either of those issues short of plastic surgery, so I gotta live with em. The extra weight on the other hand, I'm able to do something about. I can get off my butt and do what I can to work out. Right now it's just about an hour or two a day on Wii fit and some yoga before bed. Husband is away and I can't find childcare for my son while I hit the gym. (Gym has no childcare) Something is better than nothing anyway. So, what I have been doing to accept my motherly body is trying to find pictures of other women like me, and re-training my brain that *I* am normal. Hollywood actresses and rock singers are NOT normal when it comes to their bodies.