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Choose the Spandex

Ok, moms out there. I want you to close your eyes. Now imagine you are on the beach with your family. The weather is warm. The sun is bouncing off your skin and the sea breeze is in your hair. Your little one is in the water splashing and laughing and the smile on their face shows you this is one of the happiest days they have experienced thus far in their short time here. Are you there yet?

Now you have two choices. Are you in the water along side of them splashing and playing in your bathing suit or are you sitting on the beach with a towel covering your body?

What did you choose?

If you chose frolicking around in the water in your swimming suit then you go girl!

If you chose sitting on the beach with a towel covering your body then listen up missy…..

YOUR BATHING SUIT DOES NOT DEFINE YOU!

I know, I know. You probably don’t look like Gisele Bundchen or Heidi Klum after having your babies (and if you do then you are one of the lucky few so you better be out there!) but let me tell you something moms of the world:

  • YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.
  • YOU ARE SOMEONE’S EVERYTHING.
  • YOU ARE A ROLE MODEL.

Your kids don’t care what your tummy looks like after growing and birthing them. They don’t care that your thigh gap is not a gap anymore. They don’t care that your boobs are a long lost thing of the past.

All they care about is that you were there. You were not just there WATCHING them but you were there, in the water, WITH THEM making this day the most magical happy day of summer.

Yes: You might feel uncomfortable. You might not be in the same size as you were before having kids. You might feel totally exposed, but think about the message you are modeling when you don’t get in the water.

I’m not good enough because my body has changed.

I don’t love myself just the way I am.

You are a mom. You grew life. You joined the club of other moms who know EXACTLY how you feel.

So pull on that spandex suit and get out there. Be the mom who thinks about the experience her kids are having rather than the eyes of the other women who only wish they had your guts to be out there. And remember:

  • YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.
  • YOU ARE SOMEONE’S EVERYTHING.
  • YOU ARE A ROLE MODEL.

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