It’s not that I’m going around looking for new things to wind me up but sometimes there’s just that little thing out there for a period of time that like it or not, gets under your skin.
Celebrities and their post baby bodies. I’ve actually had enough. I’ve had enough of these women playing show offs while the rest of the non personal training, non magazine deal mothers get left feeling awful about themselves as they look down at their own post baby bodies.
These stupid photo shoots yelling ‘look at me, 2 months later and it’s like it never happened’ are not helping other women feel good about themselves. It just feels like one hell of a narcissist celebration where the guest of honour doesn’t seem to realise or care that she’s dancing on her own.
Now, I haven’t had a baby and for the most part I try to get to the gym, not get to that point where I’m really hating seeing myself nude or battling muffin top issues, although I’m also not pushing my luck by purchasing a new pair of hipster jeans either, but I don’t think I have to have given birth to realise what it feels like when we feel out of shape.
The annoying and completely unhelpful trend the women’s magazines seem to get on these days by paying these genetic blessed or seriously obsessed celebrities to show off in their bikinis, is that as is often the case, it just promotes such unnecessary competing between women at the time when their body issues should be the least of their worries.
Women should feel proud of their post baby bodies because they put them through an incredible process to bring a child into this world. The way Kate Middleton was proudly seen with her real post baby bump tummy not long after little George was born was sadly so rare but so telling of the women she appears to be. Probably another reason she stole the heart of her gorgeous Prince.
The funny thing is too, that whilst these lucky and beautiful new mum’s beaming away at us from the pages, is that you very rarely see these same celebrities going on TV to show off about how quickly they lost the weight. There’s certainly plenty of shows out there aimed at exactly the same sort of demographic as the one’s reading these mags but I suspect, whilst they feel they can get away with the ‘how amazing am I showing off?’ routine in print, saying it out loud would really leave them looking like a total…it rhymes with banker.
I do get that appearances are of utmost importance to most women we regard as a celebrity, and as such they’re considering their looks a whole lot more than your average Katie and Sophie living down the road. But it is surely a decision that need not really be made that amongst navigating a new baby that you’re going to equally allocate time to worry about something as superficial as whether you’re body gets back to the shape it might have been on the night you conceived?
And if like no doubt some wheeling themselves around in front of the camera in a brand new bikini, just sprang back like an elastic band without having to sweat it out with the trainer, then of course that really is just lovely and lucky for them, but high five yourself in the comfort of your own home ladies.
This just wreaks of one of those cheeky little female loop holes that are usually promoted by women’s mags, that pretend to be all supportive and we’re in this chick thing together, but then are subliminally slapping you across the face with their smarminess and their unrealistic bench mark that in reality is like an invisible wet blanket covering the rest of the world’s post baby mother’s with a feeling that is hardly the warm and fuzzy it’s being promoted to be about.