Keely chose my running outfit. She often tells me to wear a bra with no singlet when I go for a run. She is the one that tells me that my belly is beautiful. I am 34, I have had two children, and this is my beautiful belly.
Did you see it. Did you see the extra skin on my belly. Were you even looking for it?
I have no issue with my stretch marks. I have learnt to live with them. They are the love lines my little people left behind from my pregnancies. I however have an issue with the extra skin on my stomach. I almost didn't buy these images due to that fact.
My little girl asked me to buy these images. Do you know what Keely saw?
Keely saw images of her mummy running in the purple running bra she asked me to wear.
I am a little disappointed in myself. I truly thought I was over my body image issues. Here I am the mum that never wants her daughter to have any issues with her body, and I still had a moment over mine today.When I run and look down, I don't see the skin. When my girl looks at the photos, she does not see the skin.
I learn something new with parenting everyday, and today my girl taught me one valuable lesson.
When you look beyond your own cover, you see a whole lot more; I now see my running technique, not my skin.