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I have a passion for fashion. I have worked in clothing on and off for years. I love feeling confident and beautiful by putting on a favorite outfit. I even felt pretty fabulous while pregnant! Body image has always been such a sore topic for me. I was a recovering bulimic and relapsed nearly ten years later. Now, another seven years and I may not be as skinny as I was in my 20’s and I may not even have my post baby body back, but I try to exude confidence no matter what. Thanks to SculpSure for sponsoring this post, I am able to really tell you how I feel if my clothes could talk back to me.
I had lost twenty two pounds before I found out I was pregnant in 2013. It crept on during the pregnancy and I reached my largest weight ever. I felt beautiful though. Over two years after giving birth and I look at all the clothing I am donating and not feeling so hot in in any longer. My hips, thighs, waist, and bust line all took an expansion like a construction road, never fully being repaired to it’s original state and a lot of traffic jams along the way (gym, food, schedule).
My favorite tops would have told me, “Honey, your breasts may not be expanding but your bust line is, you will nourish your child but you will not wear me again anytime soon.” The pants, HA! “Even when you lose the weight, your thighs will remain thicker and your hips won’t be as tiny. Go ahead, donate me to someone else, find another pair that will compliment your new Mommy body better.” Man, clothes can be deceptive little things can’t they? I want to be able to laugh at that wardrobe I donated off and have the new clothes I purchase cheer me on at my success, hard work, and how fabulous I look with my new found confidence!
Now that I am back at the gym and trying to eat better, I may not ever wear those specific pre pregnancy clothes but I can reward myself with a new wardrobe. SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble spots (Think baby belly here!), the spots that seem particularly resistant to all the diet and working out in the world. When I wanted to select a place to put one of my newest tattoos, I was advised if I was going to have more children not to do my sides as it may stretch in odd ways and not look right. Limiting where my art can go? That was intense!
I have heard people say that if you put the weight on in 9 months you should take it off as fast. Sorry dreamers, that is not how it always works. Our bodies have gone through a huge transition. Maybe for the small percentage of people their bodies just spring back, but many of us, it is a longer journey. I love the fact that with the before and afters from SculpSure patients may start to see results and changes on their body as early as 6 weeks following treatment. Optimal results are typically seen at 12 weeks and the body has begun to evacuate the destroyed fat cells.
This is not a a way to lose weight, it is a way to sculpt your body in to the beautiful form you once had after you have done everything the right way to lose the weight and just need an extra nudge of help to make your clothing fit better. No need for clothing that tries to manipulate your body until you suffocate or can’t sit without falling over.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.