Believe it or not, when I was young I was a tomboy. I climbed trees, ran through creeks, and played in the woods. It wasn’t until I was a tween, that I really became interested in makeup and clothes. In my late teens, I started working in retail and really began being interested in helping people to choose outfits that were flattering on them, not just making a sale. After I had my first child, I felt a little lost. I had a little trouble getting back to my pre-baby weight and didn’t feel very pretty.
It wasn’t a fun feeling outside of myself. Fashion and makeup didn’t seem to be an option for me as a mom. After all isn’t your child supposed to be a priority? But then, I realized that if I didn’t believe it was good for me to look and feel great about myself, what would I be passing on to my daughter?
I went back to work when Katana was 6 months old. Slowly but surely my confidence began to return. I had my second daughter two years later. The spark was lit again. I was evolving. My beliefs about who I was as a mom and a woman were changing. I realized I could be a glamourous mom without taking anything away from my children.
So here I am after my son when I was working with a personal trainer and had a tummy tuck. I work out at least 2-3 times a week and eat as well as I can since I am on the go a lot. The transformation started on the inside. When I fully believed it, my outside reflected my inner change.
So take heart moms. There is a diva inside that new body, that is just bursting to get out. Give her permission to be free.