Bloggers are making an impact in the digital age especially when they are honest and truthful. US Magazine got wind of a recent post by Australian resident, Laura Mazza, otherwise known as “Mum on the Run Blogger.” With self-confidence at the helm, she shared photos of her silhouette before and after she had her children on Facebook.
So many people have applauded Mazza for what she did because in a demanding world of “motherhood,” Mazza did something realistic and relevant. She posted before-and-after photos which has garnered a jaw-dropping 10,000 likes, 1,000 comments, and more than 6,000 shares.
And the numbers continue to grow.
The left photo depicted her body before she had her two children, and the right, after her children.
The pre-baby photo revealed a flat tummy, no stretch marks, and someone who worked hard on keeping in tiptop shape. In fact, Mazza shares that she took progress photos of her weight goals.
“I remember people asking me what my exercise routine was… They admired me. I admired me! I bought a whole new wardrobe. I was so proud. I showed off my body,” Mazza wrote on Facebook.
The photo on the right represents Mazza’s body after bearing her children who are now two years old and seven months old. As many know, pregnancy, weight gain, and breastfeeding can sometimes take a toll on a woman’s body. Mazza admits that while her post baby body is different in terms of a fuller belly and stretchmarks, she’s learned to embrace it in the moment.
“The scars and stretch marks and jiggly tummy is because I made humans,” she writes. Mazza continues, “But you know what? I have achieved more with this body, then I have with my old body…..I’ve lived more, I’ve given more, I’ve enjoyed more. I’ve made life. This body, THIS body should be celebrated and admired.”
While Mazza admits that at times she misses her pre-baby physique, she has learned to like her reflection. And while she has every intention on seeing the numbers drop on the scale – she’ll do it in a healthy way.
Undoubtedly, this post has inspired not just mothers, and US Magazine interviewed her because of it.
“I was tired of mourning my old body and showing that [pre-baby] photo to people like it was trophy. I have had postnatal depression and my mission is to make other mothers feel better about themselves,” Mazza told US Weekly in her interview. “Your gravestone should read that you lived and loved! Not that you regret not eating more kale. Embrace every bump and every curve because that is just as beautiful as being thin, and there are two tiny humans who are in awe of you.”