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#BeautyMarks: 4 Reasons to Embrace Your Stretch Marks!!

I’ve NEVER had stretch marks a day in my life until after I gave birth to my two lovely children. I thought that after a while or at least a year at the very latest, the stretch marks would kind of go away just a little bit when my stomach went back down but here I am .. 7 years later with the exact same stretch marks and still visible as ever!!

Over the years, I’ve tried a few different methods to get rid of them. Cocoa Butter was the main thing I resorted to but it didn’t work either and the reason why is because I was forgetful and inconsistent about putting it on every single day. For some odd reason, I even thought that after I’d started my Health & Fitness Journey and stayed consistent with it .. I’d lose my mommy pouch AND the stretch marks but you know what? I was wrong about that too!

I’m starting to believe that my stretch marks are here to stay and that’s OKAY! I’m finally at a place where I’m able to just accept and embrace what I now call “beauty marks”! That’s right .. BEAUTY MARKS!!

IF you have stretch marks, they’re really not something you should be ashamed about. Even if you’re like me, on a Health & Fitness Journey yet and still they won’t go away no matter how good you eat or how much you workout! Let me give you a new perspective and show you how you can mentally embrace them:

  1. For any woman who has ever been pregnant – The natural changes that a woman’s body goes though during pregnancy should be celebrated!!
  2. Every time I look at my stretch marks, I think about my babies and I thank God for even blessing me with the opportunity to give birth! Not everyone is able to do that, therefore, I’m not gonna complain about my battle scars in the delivery room.
  3. Don’t let other people’s “beauty standards” destroy the confidence of what your beauty standards should be for yourself. Be your own kind of beautiful not matter what that means. Forget what everyone else thinks!
  4. Gaining weight isn’t anything to be ashamed about and honestly, if you gain weight, don’t like it and decide to lose it by working out and eating healthier but the stretch marks are still there …. be okay with that! Everytime you look in the mirror, let those marks be a reminder to you of how STRONG you really are!!

No matter how or where your stretch marks came from, no matter how big or small they are, they tell a special story about you. Always remember that. You are beautiful. You are STRONG!! Find the power in embracing your stretchies babes !! XOXO!!

40 thoughts on “#BeautyMarks: 4 Reasons to Embrace Your Stretch Marks!!

  1. AMEN! I call mine, β€œbattle scars.” I had an emergency c-section so I include that scar too. Although I don’t really like them, I tell everyone that I EARNED every single one of them! That are proof that my baby is mine. Even though I’ve had them for 17 years!

    1. AMEN !! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ That’s a phenomenal attitude to have about it !! NO SHAME !! πŸ’• Thanks for reading and commenting you beautiful soul!

      1. My mom had 5 kids and she wasn’t ashamed of hers so I just figured it was going to happen. Although I cried when I first got them during pregnancy, the circumstances of his birth: 2 months preemie and a 31 day stay in NICU; how could I not appreciate evidence of my son and the fact that I grew him within my own body?!

  2. I am exactly the same as you!! I never had stretch marks until I had my daughter and it used to bother me greatly, especially towards the end of my pregnant. I have now learnt to love and accept myself for who I am. Your post is so inspiring and your beautiful!!
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Alyssa
    THESACREDSPACEAP.COM

    1. You & I can relate on sooo many different topics!! I am truly grateful to have you as a friend in the blogging community!! πŸ’• thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. Thank you girl for sharing!!!! Since lifting I’ve gotten some too but I love mine. They give ya character I feel πŸ™‚

  4. This is such a lovely positive affirmation post! 😊. Such a lovely post for mums who are worrying about how they are looking! Thank you for sharing xx

  5. I agree with you.. We need to embrace them… they are not stretch marks they are beauty marks. They remind us that we are strong mamas who face challenges with strength!!

  6. I truly love this! I do think stretch marks shouldn’t be used against a woman, and especially for a woman to hate HERSELF. That’s just horrible. Thank you for posting and sharing this :)x

    1. I agree! The way the majority of this generation sees β€œbeauty” is SAD! That’s why it’s important to love & embrace everything about yourself and in that you create your kind of beautiful πŸ’• thanks so much for reading and commenting!!

    1. Awh!! 😍😍 I pray that you learn to embrace absolutely everything about yourself even the things you’re most insecure about. You’re beautiful ❀️ don’t let anyone tell you different! Thanks so much for reading & commenting !! 😘

  7. This is a truly wonderful post. I particularly love the statement: Be your own kind of beautiful not matter what that means. Forget what everyone else thinks!

    Powerful!

  8. When I gain weight I always feel ashamed but I’m trying not to be that way anymore. I have some on my chest but they never really bothered me. But this post is really important for others who are struggling and help them be proud πŸ™‚ Great post x

  9. For me, at my young age of 77, these are part of my “roadmaps of life.” They tell the stories of where I have gone in my life and the things I have done. I wouldn’t trade one of them.

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