And as a Mom myself, I know personally, sometimes the body doesn’t “bounce back” after having kiddos!
Wife, Mother and writer, Rachel Hollis, posted a photo of herself in a bikini while on vacation in Mexico with her husband and the pic captured the attention of a whole lotta people!
It wasn’t the bathing suit that caused her post to go viral, but rather that Mrs. Hollis was unafraid to hide her stretch marks and what she calls “stripes”!
Here’s the pic and what Rachel wrote:
I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini. I have a belly that's permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy… (which is something I didn't even know was possible before!!) and I wear a bikini. I wear a bikini because I'm proud of this body and every mark on it. Those marks prove that I was blessed enough to carry my babies and that flabby tummy means I worked hard to lose what weight I could. I wear a bikini because the only man who's opinion matters knows what I went through to look this way. That same man says he's never seen anything sexier than my body, marks and all. They aren't scars ladies, they're stripes and you've earned them. Flaunt that body with pride! #RealAndChic #HollisHoliday
My Nana had four kids and didn’t have a mark on her body.
You can find your way to Cali on my left hip. Lol!
Oh. And I absolutely HATE them.
Kuddos to this woman for having this kind of confidence! She really does look amazing!
Every woman has insecurities and that’s ok! Every woman is also beautiful, in her own way.
Wearing a bikini after having kids may be unthinkable to some women, but as long as you’re doing and wearing what you want to make you happy – that’s what counts!