I read an article a few months after giving birth that said something to the effect of, “It can take up to a year to get your pre-pregnancy body back.”
“OK,” I thought. “I can do that. I can be gracious and patient and let myself have a year.”
It’s been 16 months, and I’m not even close.
I thought I had moved past the body image insecurities I had when I was younger. I don’t struggle as much now with the shame monster that used to rear its ugly head while I leafed through glossy, Photoshopped magazine pages in high school. I haven’t worried like I used to about measuring up to those around me who are running faster or racing farther. I thought I’d learned to be content with my body, and this negative self-talk battle was behind me.
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