Muffin top diet diaries – the big body revelation

Muffin top diet diaries – the big body revelation

15th May 2017

Dear diary,

This is going to be my final entry in the Muffin top diet diary following my body revelation.

I have come to a realisation that I don’t actually care as much as I thought I did. In fact, I think that by prattling on about diets and weight loss, I have perhaps portrayed the wrong message about myself.

I am not self-loathing. I do not speak to myself unkindly about my current weight. Nor am I about the negativity.

In reality, I get on with myself really well. Me, myself and I have a great relationship.

When you look at my blog name, “muffin top mummy”, you may think I’m being self-depreciating. But it’s quite the opposite – I simply enjoy having a laugh. And I don’t mind if it’s at myself. If you can’t laugh at yourself, then what can you laugh at!?

I don’t take very much seriously

What I do take seriously however, is the notion that we need to be kinder to ourselves.

Too many of us are trying desperately to deal with all of the outside pressure of friends, family, social media and random strangers – whilst internally battling the harshest of critics, ourselves.

People can be really shitty when they speak to themselves. ‘You’re too fat, too ugly, too stupid, etc etc‘. And that makes me sad.

If anything, we should be aiming to be our own best friends. If you don’t have your own back, then who else is going to? I know it’s a struggle for some, but I’m here to tell you that it makes life a million times easier. Getting along with yourself, not taking anything too seriously, and finding the funny side will always ensure that you make the best of every situation.

Body Revelation Be Kind to Yourself

A body revelation – Be healthy, be happy, be confident

I know this is miles easier said than done, but it’s certainly worth striving for.

So that is why, I’m giving up the diet diaries and focusing on confidence instead. Be that body confidence, self-confidence, or even confidence in parenting. It is all absolutely worth working on.

Incidentally, I actually put a pound on this week, despite sticking to the Slimming World principles. But guess what? I’m not bothered. I’ll just try again next week! Of course I’m still aiming to lose weight to be healthy, but I don’t need it to be happy. This is my body revelation.

We only get one shot at this lifetime – let’s focus on loving ourselves as we are, rather than as we think we should be!

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15 Comments

  1. Life_with_atty
    May 15, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Ahh that was a lovely read for a Monday morning 😃 I’ll make sure we’ve got plenty of cake this week then!

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 15, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      Haha thank you, let’s embrace the cake! 🍰 (and pizza, and crisps, and chocolate etc etc) x

  2. Jo
    May 15, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Love this attitude and approach so much more. We need to respect our bodies and what they achieve through bringing a child in to the world. Unless we have personal trainers, babysitters and expert chef’s on hand, it pretty hard to achieve the post baby body social media and celebs portray as quickly as they do.
    Happy and healthy should always be the goal we aspire to! Xxx

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 15, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      Yes, realised I was going in a direction I wasn’t even that interested in!! Feels so much more freeing to just enjoy everything 😊

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 15, 2017 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you! It all just makes so much more sense!

  3. May 18, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Such a sensible take on this 🙂 Let’s embrace the cake and the kale! Just not together … Have a great week 🙂

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 18, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Haha yeah although a kale cake would probably work better for me than a chocolate one, I don’t think it’d be as much fun! 😂 thank you lovely

  4. May 18, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I wasn’t expecting this post to be so liberating! I love that it celebrates finding a healthy acceptance of our body instead of constantly striving for the perhaps unattainable…
    Go girl!
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 19, 2017 / 8:05 am

      Thank you lovely! It feels so much better to not give a damn 😊 healthy & happy all the way!

  5. May 21, 2017 / 10:35 am

    What a fab outlook to have! I love how you are focused on confidence, I think no matter what your size or shape is, if you feel happy, you will look happy. And that’s what’s beautiful. #DreamTeam xx

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 21, 2017 / 11:43 am

      I completely agree! I got sucked into the whole ‘diet’ mentality – but now I’ve remembered that I’m not actually bothered 😊 as long as I’m happy!

  6. May 24, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    I literally have a muffin top after having baby number three in February & I don’t care about it as much as I thought I would. I’ve grown three human beings so it would be weird if I was exactly the same as I was before…sit ups have started in earnest though!! #coolmumclub

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 24, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Ah welcome to my club! I know – with so many other things to worry about in life, the fact that you’ve birthed 3 babies & so have changed is not something to add to the list! I’ve found the weight is actually coming off more the less I stress about it anyway 😊

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