Now I can say it’s because I didn’t get dressed anymore or because I just wanted to show off my baby but the truth is we all know the real reason; I was embarrassed.
Embarrassed of the way this new body would sit in pictures, the way these new breasts would take over the camera, and especially they way these new thighs would show how the thought of a “thigh gap” was long gone.
I wasn’t able to accept the new me.
I remember when I posted the first “me” picture on, Instagram. I absolutely loved it. It wasn’t about the setting of the picture. It wasn’t because the picture fit my aesthetic perfectly. Nor was it because of the likes I got. I loved this picture because I had finally posted a picture of ME. All of me; large breasts, wide hips, mom bags and all.
It wasn’t something that happened overnight or with a few mood changes. It took a lot of mental shifts and accepting moments. I had to realize, it was more than the clothes on my body or the color of my hair. It was about me feeling the beauty on the inside of me and letting it show on the outside.
Here are some self affirmations I used to fall back in love with me:
- My skin is flawless
- My curves are amazing
- My triple D cups nourish my child
- My hair is long and healthy
- My body has the ability to create life
- My body is healthy
- My body is strong
- My body is a warrior
- I am beautiful
Affirmations don’t have to be a chant but maybe for you they are. You don’t shout them to yourself in the mirror, maybe instead it’s a statement you say to yourself while brushing your teeth in the mirror.
For me, I use my affirmations as more of a self- calming technique. Anytime I feel myself thinking negative thoughts like, omg your butt it huge, I quickly change it to something positive like, hey nice ass. It’s not that your lying to yourself, instead, see it as you’re always see the glass as half full and not half empty.
What are some affirmations you plan on starting today? Read through my nine above and drop me your tenth in the comments section below!