“I Can Stick 3 Fingers Between My Ab Walls": Mother-Of-Two Isn’t Ashamed Of Showing Her Stretched Skin After Pregnancy
Pregnancy and childbirth don’t go without leaving a trace on a woman's body. No matter how fit a future mummy is, stretch marks on the abdomen and a decrease in breast elasticity is almost inevitable. Of course, everyone wants to restore the former appearance, so women start working out on their bodies as soon as they have an opportunity. Along with the exercising, some moms understand they won’t return their former body shape, so they accept themselves in a new way and don’t get upset over the trivialities.
Stephanie Rothstein Bruce is a famous athlete, runner, and mother of two children. She constantly demonstrates honest photos of her postpartum tummy on her Instagram account. By the way, her two babies were born with a difference of 15 months. That is why visible stretch marks, breast sagging, and skin folds are frequent guests on her photos.
The 34-year-old professional athlete has also developed diastasis of the rectus abdominis during her pregnancies (separation of the large intestinal muscles due to the weakening and stretching of the abdominal white line). Stephanie explained:
7 weeks postpartum I can stick 3 fingers in between my 2 ab walls.
The inspiring athlete uses her Instagram account with unretouched photos to popularize the journey to body recovery after labor.
This is how she inspires women who are depressed by their general body condition and imperfect appearance. Now she has 76,000 followers who are grateful for her revelations!
When I look down, I see stretch marks that are here to stay, ab muscles that need continued strengthening, legs that are powerful, and feet that are ready to fly!
The professional runner shows that pregnancy isn’t a reason to say goodbye to your dreams and immerse yourself in household chores. On the contrary, the most beautiful part of your life is just beginning!
And how do you cope with thoughts of a changing appearance? Share your experience in the comments; maybe it will become valuable and inspiring for someone else.