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Bikini Season (Monica)

June 11, 2012

14 months postpartum
Mother of 3 year old and 14 month old

I came across this site after the birth of my first child. I was going through postpartum depression and it felt like everyone was pointing out my new mommy body and weight. This site made me feel so much better but still I couldn’t except my self. Being pregnant with my son I was 75 lbs larger (200 lbs) than I was before becoming a mommy. Even though he was a ten pounder it looked looked I hadnt lost any weight after the birth. Summer came and even though I live next to the beach, I went once in an athletic cover it all swim suit. That bathing suit was almost to my knees. Time went by and my husband went on deployment. My husband loves my body but I’ve always been ashamed around him. Once he was gone I realized I had to do something. I ran around my house, used workout videos, and ate right and for the first time since becoming a mom I felt fabulous. I didn’t lose all the weight, the stretch marks are still here but I am beautiful. I’m more beautiful than before. I just needed to love accept the body that I have and that carried my children. This year I’m showing the world that I am beautiful on the beach. Hope everyone has a fabulous bikini season.

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10 Responses to “Bikini Season (Monica)”

  1. Stacy Says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Sexy!

  2. Valerie Says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I LOVE WHAT YOU SAID!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE AWESOME, AND AN INSPIRATION!!!!!!! It’s so humbling when pre-prego we have no stretch marks, perky boobs, no cellulite, & love to SHOW IT ALL!, & then, have children, & have to accept the changes that have taken place. I honestly have learned that beauty shouldn’t be how we look, it should be what’s inside, & you know why! Cuz the bible says so :)

  3. Jamie Says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Good for you momma! It almost made me want to put a bikini on.. but not quite yet hahaha. I’m so glad you finally feel comfortable in your own skin. I cannot wait to get there for the first time in my life.

  4. L Says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Im happy for you. You look great. I hope one day I can have enough courage to bare my belly in a two piece. Blessings to you. Thank you also for you and your husbands service for our country.

  5. Joelle Says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Ooo, I love your bikini! Where did you get it from? And your body looks great for the bikini! All the curves in the right spot!

  6. Mya Maternity Says:
    June 17th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Beautiful. You are a wonderful person on the inside and out and are a great inspiration to other women. Congrats on your hard work and I hope you have a great swimsuit season.

  7. Krystal Says:
    June 17th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    You look great! Wear that bikini with pride. You’ve inspired this first time mom to see the beauty in my new body and to quit focusing on the negative.

  8. Adrian Says:
    June 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Your positive spirit is inspiring to me too (as a guy) as well as to ladies. I envy everyone on the beach who is fortunate enough to admire your lovely figure and pretty bikini!

  9. Monica Says:
    June 27th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Thank you all! Got this one from old navy. Have to admit its still intimidating being the only mommy body in a bikini on the beach. Wish society wouldn’t make it so difficult to be a mother.

  10. Brianna Says:
    June 28th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I admire your confidence!! your words are very encouraging! You are beautiful on the inside and out :)

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