Mommy blogger Laura Mazza has taken to the internet to prove an important point; namely, that mothers are largely ashamed of their bodies after giving birth, and envy the figures they once had, when it should be exactly the opposite.
“On the left – This was my body before kids,” she writes. “No stretch marks or scars from belly button piercings. A belly button that was high. A flat stomach. I was always on a diet back then. And this was the best diet I went on… I ate no carbs, and barely any vegetables. Just meat. But I loved it because I was losing weight rapidly and the more bones that protruded the more I valued myself.”
According to Shared, her honest and heartbreaking analysis of her past life resonates with people all over who often feel the same way: the thinner you are the more acceptable you are.
“I remember people asking me what my exercise routine was… They admired me. I admired me! I bought a whole new wardrobe. I was so proud. I showed off my body,” Mazza explained.
But that’s not how things should be.
“The scars and stretch marks and jiggly tummy is because I made humans. I ate a little more cake, I drank a little more wine. I made mug cakes at 9pm and snuggled on the couch with my husband. But for some reason, I didn’t love this body. It’s sad,” she continued.
“I have achieved more with this body, then I have with my old body. I’ve eaten more good foods. I’ve lived more, I’ve given more, I’ve enjoyed more. I’ve made life. This body, THIS body should be celebrated and admired. I should admire myself. I should love myself.”
Share this report if you think she’s absolutely right and can identify with the struggles she feels after becoming a parent!