So the summer holidays are officially here. As little man is only just nearly 2, I don’t have to think about proper summer holidays and childcare, as we just carry on as normal.
The major different of summer with a child is dealing with a mum tum.
You know what I mean…going to the beach and seeing all those summer ready bodies. Then looking down at your own tiger stripes and wobbly bits and feeling incredibly self conscious.
Does it get easier? Apparently not.
This is my second summer with a mum tum, and I am always self conscious.
If I am completely honest, I am skinny. I know that. Yet, I can not shift that last bit of wobbly mum tum. It is there as a reminder that I am a mother.
I am not ready to embrace the tummy yet – I have more of a try and hide it and pretend it is not there sort of attitude this summer.
I know, I know. Everyone reading this is probably screaming at me to stop being silly and embrace the tiger stripes. I know I should, but I have always been quite self conscious.
I make sure I eat healthy, I feel guilty about eating naughty things then torture myself for the rest of the day.
I also try and make time to go to the gym at least 3 times a week – hoping that by combining healthy eating and exercise, it should shift the wobble.
I don’t need to lose pounds, I need to gain muscle.
Of course, I am not ashamed of my tummy and what having a baby has done to it. It is a sign of motherhood and I have definitely earned my stripes.
But it doesn’t mean that I am embracing it…not yet.
So this summer, lets make a pact – lets enjoy summer, enjoy being able to spend time in the garden with our little ones watching them have fun.
Not feel bad about our tiger stripes & wobbly bits, and what others may think.
Busy Working Mummy XOXO