It is What it is (Anonymous)

3 years Post partum. 2 c sections, 32 years old.

I had severe undiagnosed perinatal depression with my first child, leading to me demanding a c section or I was going to throw myself off of a ledge. I was terrified and didn’t want to ever be left alone for fear of what might happen. Thankfully treated Post partum depression with my 2nd, so much more manageable.

I will never look the same again, and it has severely impacted how and when I work out or hike or rock climb or anything. My sense of self has been so contorted since being pregnant I am just now grasping at who I used to be.

I loved my body before children. It was the body that was reliable, and would push me to my limits, create expression through movement or strength. I could feel alive in my body and what I was capable of. Pregnancy changed my entire existence. Would I trade my body back?? Of course I would. Right now though, I’m dedicated to reading to my children in the evening even if it means I can’t get my run in. Sometimes I’m depressed about it, most times, however I am now realizing that permanence has no place in my life. Everything is temporary and there is a peace that comes with experiencing and living this.

That’s how it goes. Some days I’m lost, some days I’m found. But it is what it is.

4 thoughts on “It is What it is (Anonymous)

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    You look amazing!! There is absolutely nothing to be self conscious over. A lot of people would kill for that body.

  • Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 5:21 am

    You look amazing! You look fit and strong!

  • Monday, January 2, 2017 at 7:06 am

    you look great but more important than that, you ARE great!

  • Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I am 30 with one child, and I would LOVE to have your body. My stomach is stretched out beyond repair and yours still looks amazing.

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