Mamas: How do you really feel about your bodies?
It happens to the best of us. It happens to me at yoga class. Sometimes. I look over to the fit yogi next to me, and I sigh. "I want to be as taut as she is. So young, so toned." It happens to me on the rare occassion that I get to go out on the town. At a bar or lounge, I will spy with my little eyes ... I skinny little thing with the hip and happenin' clothes, the fashionista with the slim hips and the perky boobs to go with the snug outfit.
I feel good, I feel strong. I hold my chaturanga for like 20 counts. More maybe. That's super core strength. And yet, I feel sheepish about my body. Sometimes. My body has birthed two lovely babies. BUT, my hips are wider than before, my tummy flesh is nice and flappy and stretchy, and my boobs are smaller and saggier than ever after all those years of nursing.
In a NYTimes article today, they ask: "Is the 'Mom Job' Really Necessary?" How do you feel about your body, post-babes? Confident? Wishing it could be a bit tighter and harder? Have you considered a nip, tuck, suck, lift, trim?
And, in case this whole conversation has inspired you to get out and get active, check out the urbanMamas fitness index.