I Don’t Want My Body Back

This morning I was looking through the news for a parenting story to perhaps write about for you on this here website. Unfortunately, when I clicked on the parenting section of a popular news site, I was met with not one but two articles where a celebrity was talking about “getting her body back” after having babies.

And you know what? It made me mad. Because it’s stupid.

Let me be clear: being fit and healthy is not stupid. Although I’ll be honest, you’ll never see me post anything with the #FitMom…I think by the current standard it just does not apply.

What’s stupid is longing to have the bodies that we had before we had children. What’s stupid is pressuring moms into thinking that they need to be a certain size or look a certain way, and that their body should look as if they have never had a child.

I have a body that has worked three miracles. I don’t want my old body back. That old body was full of potential, but the body that I have now has reached that potential three times and is much more special to me. I am much more proud of it. So I don’t want a body without stretch marks, a C-section scar and breast forever um, compromised (LOL) by nursing three babies.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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