Caitlin of Healthy Tipping Point and Operation Beautiful has requested bloggers to write about body image. Please visit her blog so you too can give your perspective on an important topic.
Here is my submission:
My New Skin-Loving Your Body After Pregnancy
Being self conscious and critical is nothing new to me, but the biggest battle has been learning to love my body after having my daughter. It is a known fact that your body changes after pregnancy, how could it not. But, like parenthood, you do not truly understand what this means until you experience it face on.
Each of us have a unique view of what we would like our bodies to look like. More times than not, it is created based on images we are fed through the media and society. The result is often making decisions to measure up to what we think we are supposed to look like instead of loving ourselves for the skin we are in.
While it was a true honor to have been able to carry Bean for 9 months, and one I would never have given up, learning to love my "new skin" is a process. I am very lucky to have a wonderful husband who reminds me that these changes represent something beautiful and he finds me more beautiful because of these changes. I too am learning that these changes make me more beautiful than I was yesterday.
Thank you Caitlin for the opportunity to write a post that is dear to my heart.