For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with my body image. At school, I was always overweight and this is something that has stuck with me for life. I’ve always felt self conscious and awkward.
Probably the only time I’ve felt “good” about my body was when I was pregnant with both my boys. During my first pregnancy, I had gestational diabetes and lost 20kgs in order to keep my blood sugar levels in check. I walked out of the hospital a size 12 and felt fantastic! I didn’t put on any weight with my second son. But since his birth, I’ve felt the weight creep back on around my middle (even breastfeeding hasn’t kept it off).