It has been over 5 weeks since Wells was born and with the imminent TV appearances and multiple photos taken over the last few weeks to accompany countless articles it is hard not to think about my appearance post-pregnancy and the societal pressures to bounce back only a few weeks post-delivery.
With the media’s obsession with pregnant celebs, cute babies and, of course, the post-baby bod, it is hard not to focus on the slew of women such as Miranda Kerr, Gisele Bundchen and Heidi Klum who grace the runway just a few weeks post-delivery with goddess like form. Are we all supposed to look that amazing? Hell, is it even possible to look that amazing?!
It is so easy to get depressed for so many reasons once you have delivered, but one of the most common reasons I hear is that the cute bump has gone leaving many women with a body that feels trampled and in need of some R+R. Yes indeed ladies it does feel a little as though a hurricane whipped through your lady town – but well worth it I might add!
But alas, there is very little time for the necessary R+R and unlike these women we don’t necessarily get paid millions for looking like a goddess (fabulous motivation, I might add) nor do we have armies of fitness trainers and nutritionists to ensure that we bounce back into insane shape. But, unrealistic societal pressure aside and ignoring any annoyance at the supermodels, I do think it is important to feel good about the way you look and to carve out the time to get your body back (or at least some of it!) in a realistic amount of time.
For every mom, feeling good about yourself and the way you look is important but often gets put on the back burner because you are taking care of everybody else. So please try and find the time, even only a little time to take care of yourself. And why not throw in a martini while you are at it?!