When life gives you curves, flaunt them

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It was a happy day when I fit into this dress from my honeymoon wardrobe.

A bag full of clothes was back to use again.

Although I weigh 4 kilos more than what I was at that time.  With some jiggles – wiggles here and there.

But I am also an older person. More importantly, I am a mother to a little human being.

It’s been a journey of realizing I don’t need validation about my looks from the society.

I had a healthy pregnancy. Put on the ideal amount of weight.

Gave birth to a healthy child.

I was basking in the glory of motherhood.

But, I did not lose any weight post giving birth. For about 8 months.

From “you have become huge” to “weight loss should happen within 9 month of giving birth”, I heard it all.

But being the borderline over-confident person that I am, I wasn’t bogged down by these comments.

I took in my stride & decided to lose the extra weight only when I felt I was ready.

What also helped was that I have a loving & nurturing husband.

And my mother, who is a strong source of positivity.

She took care of me post partum & told me not to pay heed to any negative remarks. Rise above & enjoy motherhood.

I thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy & wanted to feel the same about early motherhood.

After all I gave birth to 3.3 kg healthy baby. I felt I had all the right to indulge a little bit more.

Being overweight didn’t mean I was unhealthy.

For me, being healthy comprises of 3 things:

  • Strong immunity: Not fall sick constantly. Going to the doctor is something I dread.
  • Mental strength: Go through my day with a happy & healthy mind. Feel content at the end of the day. Sleep peacefully at night.
  • Physical strength: Have stamina & energy to fulfill my duties effectively.

I started the weight loss process only when I wanted to do it. A big motivator was to fit into my wardrobe.

What the scale showed didn’t matter much. I had my parameter set.

And once I decided do it, I reached my goal within 6-8 months.

How I did it comes in my next post :-).

Whether you lose the pregnancy weight in 9 months or 2 years, it should be your decision entirely.

The route you choose should be a healthy one.

It’s time we start being kind to ourselves & others. Especially fellow women :-).

After all, we owe ourselves a little more love.

Mehak

On Anahita:
Sweatshirt: Carter’s
Jeans: Mango Kids
Shoes: Clarks
On Me:
Dress: Koton
Shoes: Newlook
Earrings & bracelets: Hong Kong Street shopping

4 Comments

  1. Kavya_thestyle says:

    Indeed a great post. Motherhood is definitely one of the greatest blessings in a woman life and in every possible way; it needs to be made sure to enjoy it to the fullest extent. It is true that there is an ever growing concern regarding weight loss post pregnancy. So, it should be done but definitely when your body shows you a thumb up!

    • Mehak says:

      Thank you Kavya!
      Very correctly put. It’s good to lose the pregnancy weight but only when your body is ready ?.
      Pregnancy & motherhood should be enjoyed in all its glory!

  2. Swati says:

    Every woman gains a considerable amount of weight and getting rid of it is really tough. While being healthy enough should be the real concern, the concentration should be more on that. Weight loss is necessary but again this can weight. Rather enjoy the phase as the baby gradually grows to pass the 1-year mark. Nice post mehak, keep it up!

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