As you all know I am seriously fired up about self acceptance and body love - you will also know that I am a firm believer, that this starts from firstly knowing who you are. After this issue of 9/10 women hating their bodies was spotlighted this week in the media (I am not going to comment on the segment on Sunday Night), there have been countless personalities coming out with messages of self love and body acceptance - which I LOVE!
What I am getting really frustrated with and do not love so much, is women of high influence in the fitness industry promoting self love + body love, that comes with a cost.
I am talking about normalising pelvic dysfunctions.
Yep, love your body where it is at, accept the changes it has gone through in growing and birthing that human, love it for how it looks right now, love it for what it can do, but PLEASE do not use that as an excuse to dismiss the messages the body is trying to send you.
Peeing when you sneeze, laugh, cough or exercise is NOT a badge of honour when you become a mum. It should not be portrayed as that, to your following of women who are looking to you for guidance and support.
Super common. Not normal.
Love yourself enough to let your body heal.
Love yourself enough to listen to your bodies messages of where some attention needs to be paid.
Love yourself enough to not accept issues that society tells you are 'normal'.
Love yourself enough to exercise and move in a way that allows you to get the emotional reward you crave in a way that is right for you, for where you are at right now.
Sure, some of you may be thinking, just another hater, they are trying to spread a good message.
I believe in and am ALL FOR most of the message, but when you are fitness professional yourself and have coached, supported women and heard their stories of dealing with the emotional rollercoaster of prolapse and pelvic floor dysfunctions, who have been on MASSIVE journeys of healing to come to not only love your body, but TRUST your body again....I think I can put my two cents worth out there.
When YOU have been through that come back to me and let me know if you think pelvic dysfunctions are to be something to be laughed at and just well...accepted as 'normal'.