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by Idalis Velazquez
updated February 9, 2019
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We Can’t Hate Our Bodies Into Changing It

3 months vs 6 months postpartum.

I’ve said this before, but postpartum is one of the most vulnerable and challenging periods in women’s lives. So please remember, your body is not flawed! It went through major changes for 9 months. And the hormonal changes don’t stop there. I gained 48 lbs this pregnancy and for the first time had cellulite even in the back of my arms. Your journey is going to look different than anyone else. Don’t waste your precious energy in comparing it with others.

Our transformations always start with our mindset. It’s not always easy, I know that, but trust me it all starts by being grateful and caring for the body you have right now. I was open a while back in sharing that I dealt with postpartum depression with my second daughter. So getting my body “back” was not my even a bit of a priority this time around. I just wanted to be healthy. I’ve dealt with my share of setbacks and it hasn’t been perfect, but I’m beyond grateful to God for my physical and emotional health this time around.

When you see my transformation and postpartum journey, please remember that I wasn’t hating or criticizing my body when I wasn’t fit and had cellulite all over. I wasn’t starving myself, obsessing on what to eat next, ignoring my hunger nor over exercising. My transformation came from supporting my body, mind and spirit. From practicing self care and embracing and respecting my body regarding my shape.

My body has gone through so much in my lifetime and I’ve never been so grateful for it. Don’t forget what truly matters. Support your body and mind. Don’t hate your body into changing it.

Idalis Velazquez
Idalis is a wife, proud mom of three girls and an internationally recognized and trusted fitness & lifestyle expert. She is a Beachbody Super Trainer, a bilingual Fitness Influencer and Fitness and Wellness content creator for publications like Women’s Health Magazine, Men’s Health, GQ Magazine and others. She is also a Nordictrack and an iFit International trainer.

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