HOW I'M LOSING THE BABY WEIGHT | Postpartum fitness and diet routine
I'm Happy To Report That My Post-Baby Body Is Just Fine, Thanks
One of the (many) things that annoyed me when I was pregnant was that people—lotsof people—felt like they had free license to give a running dialogue about my weight or the state of my body.
"Your body will be RUINED," one female relative warned me. "It will never be the same."
"You were pretty thin before," a colleague said. "You should drop that weight within six weeks."
"Oh, you look wide," the MAILMAN said. "You're having a girl."
Just the idea of relatives, or random acquaintances, or PERFECT STRANGERS (!) contemplating my weight and its distribution really bothers me.
Or fine, ponder how long it will take me (down to the minute!) to lose the baby weight, but don't try to chat me up about it!
Just like a pregnant woman's belly isn't suddenly open for grabbing, her weight and her body shape aren't suddenly open for group discussion.
I mean, you'd never touch a non-pregnant woman's stomach or say to a guy, "Don't worry, it should only take you about four weeks to work off those five pounds you packed on over the winter."
And even ifyounever lost the baby weight or had to burn all your pre-baby jeans, that doesn't mean that my body is anything like yours. (I'm happy to report that I fit into all of my pre-baby clothes. In fact, I just wore a bikini [gasp!] on vacation.)
The next time you find yourself in the company of a pregnant woman, go out of your waynotto comment on her weight or body shape. Instead, try a non-specific compliment, such as, "You look great. But then again, you always do."
And keep your hands to yourself, damn it.
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