Every woman struggles with the changes to their bodies after pregnancy. Some try to get fit while others just try to get through a normal life and Mia Redworth is not quite different. She is spreading her message of self-love and body confidence to all the mothers out there.
Redworth is a normal mother to a 13-month-old son who is sharing her fitness journey through the photos and inspirational captions on Instagram, where she spreads awareness of keeping yourself real and what they show on social media is not actually reality.
Motherhood is a blessing and you should celebrate it.
Recent Instagram post of her showcases two side-by-side photos of Redworth wearing yoga pants in what she calls “bloated” vs “posing”.
“No one is perfect,” she writes. “I have stretch marks from carrying a boy for 42 weeks, a little tummy pouch from an emergency c section, I have eczema from stress on my stomach and spend most of my time looking like the picture of the left!
No awful teas that promise the world can fix this, humans just get bloated! It’s totally normal and fine to look like this.”
Social media often shows only Photoshopped models and celebrities who “bounce back” from pregnancy within days, Redworth had never seen what a real postpartum body looks like or even heard anyone talk about it.
When she saw her body after baby first time, it was so much different from expectations, and getting she initially felt low self-confidence. But about 12 weeks postpartum, she started weight training with the goals of building getting back her curvy, pre-pregnancy glory.
She decided to capture her fitness journey for all the other moms out there, but with a focus on self-love.
“I always wished I had someone to look up to on Instagram and as much as I love the fitmums on there, their lives are so unrealistic for most!” Redworth told in an interview. “Not everyone can live in the gym and not everyone will have abs after pregnancy.”
“I thought about how many other women are out there looking for the same thing. After this, I decided to document my fitness journey, all the ups and downs being as real as I would need someone to be.”
To her body positive shape and size after pregnancy, she doesn’t worry about clothing sizes or target weights. In fact, she hasn’t weighed herself at all since the day she found herself feeling embarrassed by her postpartum.
Redworth recently decided to talk about clothing sizes by posting two photos of herself trying on a pre-pregnancy skirt.
In the first photo, from a few months ago, the skirt doesn’t even come close to fitting. In the second photo, she is able to button all but one button, but the skirt has gotten much shorter due to her now more muscular lower body.
She requested her followers not to focus on clothing size, line, as it is a matter of time. she said that starving to get fitness is very unhealthy, and you won’t get desired body shape by that, be healthy and follow proper diet.
“Don’t get so obsessed with numbers they mean nothing, you could fit into any size clothing and find issues with your body. Focus more on loving yourself for you, getting rid of the negativity and challenge yourself on why a clothing size is so important to you. Fitness becomes much more enjoyable if you aren’t constantly putting yourself down.”
Redworth thinks that we need to stop comparing ourselves to pictures and people online, as nothing is done without photoshop, which will down your moral for no reason.
She says her son is her motivation to stay positive, because she never wants him to see her unhappy, as mother is first reflection what a child sees. This woman has taken a real step to celebrate her womanhood and motherhood. Hope more ladies get inspired and healthy from Redworth.