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10 Tips For Body Love For Plus Size Moms

Life is too short to hate your body! Below are 10 tips for body love for plus size moms.

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10 Tips For Body Love For Plus Size Moms  

1. Each morning look in the mirror and say, “I'm beautiful!” You may not believe yourself at first but in a short amount of time, you will.

2. Always wear cute panties. Trust me, it's a small daily act that has a huge emotional impact with helping you to feel sexy.

3. Walk with your head held high! You'll be amazed by how this small act builds great confidence.

4. Be in photos rather than shy away or always be the person taking them. Your friends and family love you for you so now it's time to do the same.

5. Find time for you. It's easy to lose a sense of self as we're overwhelmed by all of the roles we play; partner, mom, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, etc. Find an hour a day to do whatever you want! Read a book, take a bath, go for a walk, or paint your toes. If an hour seems impossible right now then start with 5 minutes. Go somewhere quiet, take a deep breath, and connect with yourself.

Related: An Adult Smash Cake Photo Shoot & Body Love Story

6. Pamper yourself at least once a month. Websites like Groupon help to make a monthly pedicure or massage affordable. If money is tight then a candlelit bubble bath can be just as relaxing. Consider adding some essential oils like lavender or eucalyptus to your bath.

7. Learn to accept and give compliments. If someone tells you that you're pretty, believe them!  By giving out compliments you'll help others to see the beauty you see within them. An extra bonus is that making others feel good makes you feel awesome as well.

8. Shake your groove thing! Move your body by having a dance party with the kids, go for a walk, or take a yoga class at your local recreational center. Exercise gives you all these wonderful endorphins that trigger positive feelings in your body. Don't exercise with the idea that you're doing it for weight loss, do it for your health and because it feels good.

Related: Exercise Tips for Plus Size Moms by Louise Green

9. Smash the scale or at least don't allow it to be a measure of your self-worth.

10. Surround yourself with uplifting people! Remove people from your life who only bring you down. If these people happen to be family members then be sure to set strong boundaries.

Want to dig in even deeper? Check out the Plus Mommy Podcast. Our podcast covers topics ranging from plus size pregnancy, motherhood and body love!

Speaking of body love, below you'll see our favorite books on this topic.

Body Love Books For Moms  

Body Love For Moms book

Body Is Not An Apology Book

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

Find even more body positive books here.

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Charmaine

Friday 14th of February 2014

From a plus size girl to another I love it I just love it.

plussizebirth

Saturday 15th of February 2014

Awe thanks so much Charmaine!

Tammy McInerney

Wednesday 29th of January 2014

I loved reading this blog post. I am struggling with my body. I am at my highest weight ever and hate seeing myself. I have made a commitment to work on loving myself no matter what. I have removed all the eye mirrors, I can't understand how my husbands thinks I'm sexy, and I never allow my pictures to be taken. I have a drawer full of cute undies that I don't wear because my head tells me I'm too fat to wear them. I am really struggling to change my thinking but I'm making small steps to try to see things differently.

Siri Dennis

Thursday 6th of March 2014

The greatest love and trust you can give your husband is to accept his compliments gracefully. Always having your positive comments rejected wears you down after a while. I used to think I was ugly, and it really upset my husband, because he felt it said something negative about him that he would a) marry an ugly woman and b) keep lying to that woman by telling her she was pretty. Good luck!! Xx

plussizebirth

Thursday 30th of January 2014

Keep that commitment you've made to yourself STRONG! Hating our bodies takes a lot of effort. Sounds like it's time to start listening to that husband of yours and stop the negative voices in your head. Throw on a pair of cute undies, get a pedicure, and then have a hot date with your love! You are worthy, you are beautiful, and you can start loving your body TODAY.