Lean Green Mommy Machine

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Reclaiming My Body

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Women are very critical of their appearance. Especially after pregnancy and motherhood. The media play s a huge role in this, of course. But I think it’s time we take back control of this issue and the way we look at our bodies.
The wonderful community over at Peaceful Parenting has inspired me to try to view my body in a different way. Not to focus on what I perceive as flaws but on the wonderful and amazing things my body has done.

This body has ….

been hit by someone who said they loved me, and survived

been pierced 6 times and tattooed once

cradled, grown, nurtured and birthed 4 amazing daughters

provided love, comfort, warmth and peace to children for 14 years

nursed a child for 30 months (and counting)

run its first 5k at 33 years old (and came in 10th place out of 42 in my age group)

This may be all I have to add now but this doesn’t end here.  There are many things I wish were on my list but we can’t change the past.  Let’s focus on the wonderful things our bodies can do and let’s keep challenging ourselves to add to our lists.


Author: leangreenmommy

Hi, I'm Sonia! I'm the mom of 4 wonderful daughters and wife to one amazing man, trying to live a healthier life, care for the earth and just survive the day. When I'm not cooking up new recipes in the kitchen or shuttling kids to soccer, volleyball and lacrosse I run an in-home daycare and am a freelance writer.

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