September 21, 2021 by Megan Dahlman
What she did to stop hating her postpartum body
Are you drowning in mom-life right now? When you’re a mom, there are so many things that feel out of your control. Your days are chaotic and you can’t seem to get a foothold on any of your well-intentioned plans. Especially with your body. And it can become really discouraging - particularly if you’re pregnant, nursing and have tiny ones hanging on you all day long. Your body feels like it belongs to someone else.
Today I’m chatting with Mary Jo, a mom to 6 kids under 12 with her 7th on the way. She has spent the past 13 years either pregnant or nursing (wow, right?!) If anyone knows what it feels like to have your body belong to someone else, she does.
But her perspective is not just inspiring, it’s challenging to all of us moms. She shares her story about major weight loss and major weight gain, how she felt when she was really skinny (she’s super honest about this), and how she feels about her body right now. We also talk about how she’s able to be strong and fit during pregnancy and postpartum, and how she makes her workouts happen with all the little ones around. If she can do it, I bet you can, too.