#my_body_is strong, even if it may not look like it.
While my arms may not be toned and my legs may jiggle, my body is still strong.
While my abs may not be defined (and honestly, are still fairly non-existent from two abdominal surgeries), my body is still strong.
Strength is not only defined by how many miles you can run or what weight you can lift.
Strength is being able to withstand great force or pressure.
Strength is not a direct correlation to going to the gym and working out.
While some may lift weights at the gym, I lift in my daily life.
I lift babies up, down and all around the house.
I lift laundry up and down three floors of stairs.
I lift and put away toys continuously.
While some may not see motherhood as active, I continue to remain active my entire day.
I walk step after step throughout the house.
I push a stroller with 50+ lbs inside it.
I pull sleds, climb playgrounds and hike forests.
This body has gone through jobs that required continuous lifting.
This body has played sports.
This body has gone through two emergency surgeries.
This body has lived years of its life.
But nothing has ever left me feeling as strong as motherhood has.
So yes – #my_body_is strong, even if it may not look like it.
Oh, and here’s a fab outtake for you: