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When I had my first baby, I was worried about not being able to loose pregnancy kilos. Surprisingly, I did so with negligible efforts – little Yoga and lots of running after the baby took care of that. Fast forward to second child, I was confident of being able to loose easily.
But this time it has been difficult. I am loosing weight but not as smoothly or quickly as I did first time around. And I still have a lot of flab around my tummy which feels hard to loose.
Last week I came across an article on how Kate Middleton appeared just few weeks after the delivery, much slimmer. I learned a new term, a new fad, so to say – Mommy Makeover. It is a surgical, easy and quick option to tuck in unwanted loose skin, sagging breasts, etc.
This again brought to forefront my on-going fight with flab.
At home, ex-Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who despite strong public interest in her post pregnancy weight, kept her own pace. She unapologetically made her first public appearance with all the pregnancy handles at Cannes 2012 with lots of grace and poise. After almost 18 months of delivery, only now she is appearing with much slimmer and svelte body.
I have been wondering for last few days – who should be my role model – Kate Middleton or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan? My better sense tells me to take inspiration at home. But the need for quick result and urgency of loosing time tempt me to try the easy way out.
I accept that I am ashamed of my pregnancy handles. But should I be?
How important it is in the social acceptance of ME?
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