Listen, I’ll be the first person to tell you that I’m not 100% confident about my mom bod.
The ‘snapback’ notion definitely put me in this place as I look at a body that is different than my pre-pregnancy body. Am I small? Sure. Am I where I would like to be? No.
I think many people assume that we all just want to be small and that’s that. But for me, I had spent years working out and toning my body. I did tons of squats and leg exercises to grow the thighs and booty I wanted. I really did that.
And, it’s all gone.
I’m smaller now compared to before my pregnancy due to breastfeeding. I have somewhat of a chest now — slacker boob is way smaller than my worker boob. But, I have a chest and I can’t wear my push-up bras or sports bras without being uncomfortable. And, I don’t want to do anything to mess up my supply so I wear my worn and getting beat-up nursing bras that I bought while pregnant. I did buy one new one, I will add that in!
Around the time of searching for a good bra that wouldn’t mess up my flow, I stumbled upon True&Co through another influencer. I was blown away by their message of being for everyone and having a bra so soft that you forget it’s on. This is what I wanted!
I’m very big on spaces that are for everyone — as a woman of color, I want people to be able t feel comfortable in their own skin and body. I wasn’t comfortable in the bras that I use to wear all the time and I couldn’t stop my chest from spilling out when I attempted to give them a chance.
All the reasons for a new, comfortable bra!
Lucky for me, True&Co saw my Instagram and sent me an email which I’m so happy they did. It was like we were thinking of each other and they got to me first. They sent me two bras and some panties which match one of the bras.
Let me disclose by saying, I was not paid for this post or anything. I’m writing from my experience as a new mom that has had trouble with liking her body and dealing with her chest.
The bras I received are amazing and have helped me come to terms with being okay with how I look. Both bras offer padding and they’re so comfortable. I literally forget that I have them on because I’m comfortable and don’t feel like I’m suffocating.
What I really like is that they give my chest some perkiness. They’re not even a push-up bra and my chest looks fabulous.
Like I stated above, they make bras for everyone. I know from bigger chested friends that they have had trouble at certain retailers and not being able to find things unless they do out of their way. I love that True&Co has made it their things to be there for everyone. You don’t have to go the extra mile for a bra, they have one for you.
It’s crazy what a bra could do for your confidence.
The stretch marks I acquired from my baby have grown on me especially because Ayesha Curry has them in the same spot (upper thighs). My lopsided chest still looks cute in tops. My stomach is flat but there are no abs.
I’m gaining my confidence back. And, I know when I’m ready to jump back into the gym that I’ll be able to get my peach back.
My body did something incredible from carrying Cannon from a little dot to a watermelon-sized belly that eventually pushed him out. Like, it’s so wild to even think back on that. Basically, I sacrificed my body for a year to give Cannon life and that’s something I should be proud of.
The stretch marks, boobs, stomach pouch, flat booty don’t define me.
They are a part of who I am and they remind me that I can overcome them when I feel like it.
Until then, I’m going to parade around in my cute bras and pretend I’m modeling even if I’m not.
This bra is the truth. And, it’s for everyone. No one is excluded.