Sunday, January 22, 2012


Here I am!! So, I have a friend that wrote this blog post that I think is so amazing, really guys go check it out! It isn't even long, so go! now! I just love the perspective. I am really good already about doing #s 3, 4 & 5, working on and getting much better at doing #2 when I'm "soft" from being prego, and a far cry from #1. BUT that is my goal for my next pregnancy (don't worry folks, Jase JUST turned 1, it won't be for awhile longer) "1. I will drink up every moment of change my body goes through while having children, whether I'm growing or shrinking. Every. Moment."  I really want to be able to do that. I feel like I have come so far over the last 9 months about body image. I have learned to truly love my body, I have no desire to be as skinny as I was when I was at my skinniest (between having Sam and Jase), I have learned to truly LOVE my curves. And when I got sick and lost weight, I on purpose gained it back, and not as muscle but as curves (aka fat).. On PURPOSE. So maybe it was only 3 or 4 pounds, but I feel like I have come a long way to know what is healthy for me, and despite the nagging that sometimes goes on in my head to be skinnier or to not gain the weight back, I have chosen to love me for me, and have embraced being at a place where I feel really good, and to be at a place where I am not pushing myself to reach an 'ideal' that isn't quite ideal for me. It feels good! Anyway, I just loved her post about how our bodies are beautiful and the changes they go through are beautiful, and I am looking forward to my next pregnancy and (hopefully) learning to embrace and love the changes that my body will go through. Anyway, I know I have a LOT of catching up to do, things have been busy BUSY! Hopefully I'll have time to do a real update later this week, so stay tuned... But don't hold your breath! :) post signature


Briana said...

Umm, just for the record I think you are gorgeous all the time. Period. No matter if you're pregnant or not. You're beautiful and I want to be more like you. Thanks for sharing :-)

mwoodall said...

That's awesome Nicole! I read the blog post...really good. I'm glad you are happy with your body image. Because like Briana said, you are gorgeous and you've always been gorgeous to me. But I know the way we view ourselves is often WAY more critical than how others see us. I'm glad you like what you see. :) Love you!

Rebecca & Jeff said...

Thanks for sharing that. It is an awesome post. I'm so glad you are in a good place, I think I am too. I still have work to do too, but it is true when you really think about it, we are Heavenly Father's greatest creation. I know I need to remember that more. Thanks again for your great example and inspiration!