Mum shares defiant selfie after being told by her personal trainer that she ‘obviously’ must want to lose her baby weight.
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South Australian mother, Mel Rymill turned to Facebook wearing nothing but a nursing bra and nana undies after her first visit to a personal trainer left her infuriated.
The personal trainer suggested to her that she “obviously wanted to get back to pre-baby weight”.
Read what Mel had to say…
“So I had my first session with a PT today and the first thing she said to me was “Obviously you want to get back to your pre-baby weight”. It wasn’t a question, it was a statement.
And it pissed. Me. Off.
I corrected her nicely by simply saying “my goal is to regain my core strength and endurance…I’m not worried by how my body looks, only how it functions…it can be pretty badass”.
But it got me thinking. Post pregnant women are told they look good if they return to their pre-baby body quickly leading to the assumption that they look bad if the keep the extra weight. Skinny people are envied for their lack of fat or shamed for apparently starving themselves. Voluptuous women are either labelled fat and shamed or they’re labelled brave for being comfortable in their own skin. There is always pressure.
No one is comfortable in their own skin 100% of the time. Constantly labelling people and piling expectations associated with these labels on them is harmful to everyone…including those doing the labelling.
What we should be worrying about is if people are ok, not what they look like.
So here I am. I may not be magazine ready, my nana undies and bedtime nursing bra are certainly not going to be rocking a runway anytime soon, my hair is greasy, I have no makeup on, my body is squishy and plentiful, I’m not even sure I’m totally ok.
But I am strong. My body is healthy.
Hell, I am badass as fuck!
Screw what society wants from me. This is what’s on offer.
Join me if you will #badassundies”
You go, Mel! Good on her for standing up for all mum’s. Someone has to do it.
Note: It appears Mel’s image was reported and her page seems to be now removed. Not fair!
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