‘I’m In Awe Of What My Body Has Achieved’ Millie Mackintosh On Her Post-Pregnancy Body

"My body made me a Mother and for that I'll always be grateful."

 

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It has been just a couple of months since Millie Mackintosh husband Hugo Taylor announced the arrival of their gorgeous baby girl. After the couple announced they were expecting their first child together back in November, they welcomed baby Sienna to the world May 1st. Millie had since promised to be “open and honest sharing my experiences and early days of motherhood,” and with her latest Instagram post, she’s doing exactly that.

Talking about how her post-pregnancy body has affected her self-confidence, Millie shared a pic of both her and baby Sienna, saying, “With Sienna nearing 10 weeks old nothing has given me more purpose than knowing that a small life depends entirely on me to feed and nourish her as she grows.”

She continued, “I try to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle and I count myself lucky that throughout my adult life I’ve felt and identified as pretty body confident but now all that has changed along with every other aspect of my life, which makes me look at my body in a totally new light and it’s been a big adjustment!”

 

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Millie then went on to chat about attempting to go back to how her body was previously, stating that she’s in no massive hurry. “Fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes seems a long way off and I have no intention of rushing into ‘getting my body back’ but it would be a lie if I said I feel totally happy and at one with my body post-pregnancy.

The process has been made a lot harder by some overly strong and hurtful comments online about my appearance (as much as you try and ignore them). I’m in awe of what my body has achieved over the last year but I find it hard not seeing the girl I know to be me looking back at me in the mirror.”

Thinking of how she’s realised how critical she has been of her body in the past, Millie wrote, “I now see photos of myself pre-pregnancy and remember thinking at the time I didn’t like my body at certain angle but now I look back and think I looked great!

It’s made me realise how critical I am of myself and how it’s so crucial, as women, that we learn to let ourselves off the hook. My mantra has always been that you exercise because you love your body not because you hate it, so any movement I do now is with the intention to feel good and never to punish myself. Sienna is worth every extra inch, pound and stretch mark. My body made me a Mother and for that I’ll always be grateful.”

It’s great to see a bit of reality working its way through Instagram posts, love this!

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