Back in the day the words “don’t worry you’re eating for two” basically appeared next to the positive line on the pregnancy test. The gynaecologist seldom uttered the words “you are gaining too much weight” and maternity clothes were empire dresses or loose kaftans. Moms took their time loosing the pregnancy weight and even after still sported a soft tummy and stretch marks.
Fast forward a few years and you’ve got a gynae weighing you with a clipboard and a stopwatch ready to send you around the block if you are too heavy. Maternity clothes are tight and form fitting because the only thing that should be getting bigger is your belly. New mom’s lose the pregnancy weight and have an even better body than they did before the pregnancy within a month. How?
Yummy mummy use to be a compliment but these days its more of a demand.
Don’t get me wrong I’m all for healthy, but…
December holidays I was sitting on the beach with my little fat roll and thigh-gapless thighs in my pretty new one piece thinking it’s okay I’m a mom of a toddler. But then I looked at all the other mom’s around me in their gorgeous bikini’s looking absolutely fabulous. Not a roll or stretch mark in sight. Their hair was freshly highlighted and their teeth whiter than a trophy wife’s Range Rover Evoque. All I kept thinking was can someone please point me to the chubby mom beach.
I mean with a full time job, because everyone keeps telling you that in these times you cant be a one income household so go work woman, I find it almost impossible to even make my 2 Crossfit classes a week happen. Where do you find the energy to survive a day with a head strong toddler on juice and salads alone. Parenting without bread? How do you even?
So sure I’m all for being healthy, but yummy mummy, gosh that’s a big ask.