Do Celebrity "Yummy Mummy's set us un-realistic goals?
|The original skinny yummy mummy|
|Heidi Klum, 6 weeks after giving birth|
I remember my first few days after giving birth. For someone who generally puts quite a bit of time and effort in my appearance, it was not top priority. My belly bulged like I was still a few months gone. My hair started to fall out at a rapid rate. I was, of course, exhausted! Like never before. I did not venture further than the local shop. So, how on earth do these celeb "yummy mummy's" appear shopping within a couple of weeks looking bright, sparkly and back in size 8 jeans?
I look at Heidi Klum, she was modelling in her bikini just six weeks after giving birth! Victoria Beckham is famous for giving birth and looking skinner then ever soon after.
As Scarlett slept I took advantage of my spare time and caught up on my celeb "trashy" mags. There seemed a never ending paparazzi trail of stunning women who had just given birth. I could help but feel like a real slob. I felt un-happy about the way my body looked. I started thinking that what my strict eating regime should be and when I could start to exercise. Why did I feel like this when I should have been loving every minute of my new life. I should have been absorbed by my new role as a mother and not when I could start running again.
I am sure that many women feel like this. I genuinely do not understand how these women can physically get their body into the sizes that they do in such a short space of time.
I think as women, we really get the short end of the straw. Not only are we the ones to ruin our body and have to actually go through the pain of giving birth, but the media and celebs now make us feel as though we need to look beautiful and back to our pre pregnancy size straight away.
|Scarlett and I|