I embrace my new mom body. I am more confident after having kids even if my body isn’t “hot” as it was before. Feeling beautiful, sexy and loving your body definitely comes with age since we appreciate and love everything that the body is capable of and we become grateful for our blessings.
I was in Cancun in January and played around with the camera and asked Luis (my hubby) to take some photos. I have to be honest, I never felt great in a one piece bathing suit, as soon as my body became covered in stretch marks I gave up on the idea of ever feeling sexy or being a “hot momma” at the beach, unless I went under plastic surgery… Actually, I thought that shopping for one piece bathing suits was very disappointing since It was very hard to find “cute” ones that didn’t make me feel “old”.
Well, I am happy to say I was wrong. I am not 100% confident yet but I am working my way towards getting there, slowly, one day at a time. I am for sure in a waaay better place now than I was last year and I am so grateful for this. Since I began my fitness/yoga journey in February 2017, and started eating nutritiously dense in May, I have changed inside and outside and when I say this I am not just talking about my organs and my physical image… I am talking about my heart, my brain, my thoughts, my inner peace, the strength in my muscles, the shape of my legs, the tightness of my arms, etc… and every single change matters and makes a difference in my day to day life. My stomach is still covered with stretch marks and I am still debating if I want to get rid of them with a plastic surgery procedure but that idea is fading away more and more each day.
The biggest change though was my attitude. Everything is about attitude and gratitude. Start with positive thoughts, change the perspective, look at everything with a half full glass attitude.
Where do you start? With TRUST, trust yourself and remind yourself that you are capable of more than you think. Next, be KIND to yourself and stop comparing your body, life and journey with others. This last part I need to remind myself constantly, it’s a daily mental workout that we have to repeat every single day. You are unique, you are you, you are capable and you will succeed. GO for it.
The photo on this post does not have filters, I wanted to share the real deal. I do love filters but coming out and talking about my most haunting thoughts, deserved a real “filter-free” photo.
Why do I share this? Why would I even let my vulnerable self be exposed?
– Because I might help 1 person to feel good, better, inspired, confident and/or stronger, and that is worth it…
– Because in a few (hopefully many) years, my daughter and son will read this and I want them to know me, Aliser. Not just the mom…
I am Aliser, art lover and owner of Smallprint. I create custom silver pieces & host quarterly tea parties to celebrate mothers and daugthers in communities across Alberta. Reach out if you'd like to host one.
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