BODY IMAGE & SELF CONFIDENCE

by - May 10, 2013

Hi Guys, I don't know about you but I am so happy its the weekend. :)

I wanted to do this post because its something that I have struggled with for a long time now and with the help of a few very IMPORTANT things I am starting to become myself again.

Being a younger mummy is such a wonderful thing but it comes paired with a massive world wind of emotions. I was extremely fortunate before I had Noah I was a slim size 6-8 had boobs and a bum. To me it was a perfect figure. Once I fell pregnant it didn't take long for a bump to show and keep growing. I didn't put on a huge amount of weight but it seemed to go to my hips and upper thighs. I developed stretch marks on my hips, one on my tummy and my inner thighs. As a young woman, who was the only one out of her group of friend to have a child this made me especially self conscious of my body.

Once Noah was born I'd discovered that my hips had spread a lot which had now made me a 10 (which I no to some people is still small but to me it was big change.) My boobs had grown 2 cup sizes and I had a proper Beyonce bum going on.

I've always been quite relaxed about exercising as I've never really done any sport before. So I just assumed I would lose weight and go back to normal, you soon realise that this is not the case. When Noah had turned one I decided that I couldn't be this unhappy with my self anymore and I needed to do something about it. So I decided to find something I'd like to do as exercise and I've chosen...spinning. I'm in the process of getting a couple of my girlfriends to come along with me for moral support. I'm also trying to cycle a lot more now the weathers nicer, Noah really enjoys it.

Heres some of my tips of how to make your self confidence grow whether or not you've had a baby.

*Remember everyone has a part of their body that their not happy with..but we were all made differently for a reason. Make an effort with the parts of your body you do like and you'll start to realise people take notice of that.

*Make time for yourself at least once a week, whether its doing your nails, getting your hair done or even just a nice bath. Feeling like you've been pampered is such a lovely feeling and really helps when your feeling blue.

*Eating healthy and drinking enough water will have seriously good effects on your skin, hair and whole body. You'll start to have more energy and want to be more active in your life.

*Get some exercise. Try and do some sort of exercise 3-4 times a week, even its just a half an hour walk with your dog or a big dance to the music channels, getting your heart racing and getting sweaty are all brilliant for losing weight and keeping our body's at their best.

*Choose clothes that fit you shape. Don't try and squeeze into those jeans if their too small, the look of muffin tops and squished thighs is not the best look. Again use an asset that you have to flaunt. If you have good boobs where a top that suits that, if you have lovely legs then where bottoms which shows them off. With the massive amount of variety out on the market there really is a style to suit everyone. Have a day shopping by yourself where you can spend all day trying different styles on to find one which suit your shape the best.

*Choose who you let into your life wisely. People who tend to make comments about how you look or dress which make you feel bad need to be removed from your life. Only surround yourself with people who bring out the positives in you and don't judge you..
Just remember that everyone is beautiful in their own way.

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1 comments

  1. Great post!!
    Your right everyone has a part of their body that their not happy with...I have a few...lol

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