While it’s amazing — and a true testament to the miracle that is the human body in all of its splendor — when women are able to return to their pre-baby physiques two seconds after giving birth, snapback culture has set dangerous, unrealistic and emotionally damaging standards of beauty for the average woman.
Reality star Porsha Williams took to Instagram Thursday to share a moment of transparency about where she presently stands in her post-baby fitness journey and why she’s not pressed over getting her pre-baby body back. According to Williams, caring for 4-month-old Pilar Jhená has been her top priority and as a result she’s not worrying herself with dress sizes just yet.
“Sooo I have def been taking my time when it comes to losing my baby weight! I’m big on enjoying every step of this experience and I didn’t want to cloud it with worrying about my size. I have thoroughly been enjoying motherhood and making Pj priority number one,” the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star explained.
Williams went on to say that she only recently began making more healthy dietary choices and has noticed a significant difference in her body; however, she made it clear that she does not subscribe to snapback culture.
“Lately, I’ve decided to start eating healthy and drinking a gang of water and I actually can see some early changes in my body. I really don’t believe in the snapback thing for me too much or put pressure on myself… I’m just celebrating me starting to FEEL like myself again after childbirth.”
She adds that she is still not ready to begin working out, but that she might start hitting the gym again in another month.
“I still don’t think I’m ready to start working out so I’ll probably wait another month to get in gym so for now it’s just portion control and good food choices.”
Williams closed with an inspirational note for other new moms who might be feeling pressured to snap back.
“To all the new mommies out there love your new body no matter what stage you are in because you are a warrior and have accomplished a true miracle by creating new life !! Ps: Yes I still have a FUPA and I love it!!”
We definitely appreciate her transparency on a subject that is sensitive for many women.