When it comes to having a baby, every post-birth thing in your life is usually all about them, from the child’s health and well-being to sleepy time, feedings and sob-fests. Of course, that’s how it should be, but it leaves little time for moms and dads to focus on themselves. Eventually though, there comes a time when moms might want to get themselves into a shape they feel comfortable with. And that’s what Pink is doing. Her second child, Jameson, is three months old and she’s been working on getting that baby weight off. But she hasn’t been in a rush and has simply been taking it one day at a time.
Pink took to Instagram to reveal that, based on her weight and height, she’s considered “obese.” Thankfully the singer refuses to buy into that BS and told others to do the same.
Would you believe I’m 160 pounds and 5’3″? By ‘regular standards’ that makes me obese. I know I’m not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don’t feel obese. The only thing I’m feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies! #feelingmyself #strongismygoal #bodygoals @msjeanettejenkins #happysaturday #getitin #GIJaneismyWCW
Pink busting her ass at the gym, looking fit as hell, is all kinds of inspiring because she’s putting the work in and not rushing to get to her goal. But it’s her words that hit home, because who hasn’t felt great then felt shot down by what a scale says?
The obsession with a woman’s weight and and it not fitting with an unrealistic idea of beauty needs to stop, because like age, weight is nothing but a number. Like Pink says, step off that scale. And if you can, try to ignore the pressure to be what you once were and revel in what you are now. With lactating bodies, or those that need recovery time after a C-section, or simply women who are too exhausted to do anything but be a mom, you’ll get to where you want to be. And if you’re too busy to care, that’s OK too. As long as you and your baby and family are healthy and happy, that’s all that matters.