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Mom of Two (Katrina)

My name is Katrina, I am a 27 year old mother of two beautiful boys; ages 1 and 4. I have always struggled with body image, weight, what others think of me, and anxiety. I was considered “obese” before and after my first pregnancy. I was so embaressed to leave my house ( silly I know to care so much what others think). I started to exercise and eat healthier in an attempt to lose this “baby weight”. The scale was not changing at first but the funny thing was just knowing I was trying gave me more confidence. I accepted that I may not lose the weight, just knowing I was making healthy choices made me feel good, confident, sexy, and like I was setting a good example for my little guy. Within a year post cesarean I was still exercising daily and the weight was coming off slowly. 2 years later I hit my goal! I was soo excited and felt better than ever! Then I find out im pregnant with baby #2. I wanted more kids I really did, but my self consciousness came out again… “More stretch marks, more loose skin, more weight to lose” I am ashamed to admit these are worries that weighed on me way too heavily. One year after cesarean number 2 I am a bit heavier than I was, I have lots more stretch marks, loose skin, saggy breasts, etc… But you know what I am so full of love I don’t care. I still exercise regularly and eat healthy. In fact I am a fitness instructor for a stroller exercise group of moms. I am so proud of the women in my class and watching their confidence go up. You can feel good about yourself at any size, any shape, and any weight. The key to confidence is you. Mothers are beautiful ! Thank you for reading my story.

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in Belly, Cesarean, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

1 comment… add one

  • Vanda Thursday, August 13, 2015, 12:41 pm

    It’s so cool that you are helping and inspiring other women along their journies. Plus you look amazing!!

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