Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Different Type of Progress Photo

Being a trainer and a fitness lover (sometimes hater, lets be real) I see a million gym/selfie shots on Instagram. I totally get it. You love your results. You love your workout pants. You love your new gym shoes. You love that your hair looks awesome today. I've had those moments during my competition phase. I loved them. I forgot what they felt like until today.

Body image is such a hard, hard thing and Leigh and I have talked a lot about making sure that our daughter doesn't develop a negative body image. I want her to know about eating healthy, not dieting. I want her to know about working out, to feel good, not to be "skinny". So I have really tried to look at my body in a positive way. So many women look amazing during pregnancy, it's like they just pop a belly onto their regular skinny bodies and everything else stays the same. I'm definitely not that body type, and in the beginning it was a struggle. But I have embraced this phase in my life.

This morning I got up and put on a bikini. My friend has a pool I've been wanting to go to and I haven't worn a bikini this summer so I thought I'd try it on and see how it looked. To my surprise, I felt nothing but love for my body. This body is not perfect, but it is carrying our future daughter and I love it.


  1. You look great! I love that shade of blue.

  2. Awesome post! It is so, so, so hard to have your body change literally overnight and have no control over it. I was looking through old pictures (from the last 2-3 years) and thought to myself "hot damn, I was skinny!". Hindsight is 20/20 though. I know that all of this will be worth it though when we have our little girls in our arms :)