A while ago I was browsing for pictures that I can use for upcoming blog posts, and I stumbled across an article on MarieClaire about Elena Perminova’s post pregnancy body, and workout. Another street style star recently had her baby, and that was Miroslava Duma! (she already has a son named George, and recently welcomed her daughter Anna) Anyways, Elena had her daughter 3 months ago! She had her abs back within 60 days after her daughter was born via cesarian. Resuming her workouts only a mere two weeks after, and reportedly would not even take a day off from the gym. I enjoy weight lifting and going to the gym regularly, but Elena’s determination that got her back into her pre-baby figure has me feeling as if I should be going crazy in the gym, what excuses do I have not too? Then again Elena is a tiny person, even before her post-pregnancy body.
“Elena revealed on Instagram that ‘I started exercising just two weeks afterwards, even though I had a caesarean. There were no breaks at weekends’ giving a small insight into the work put into achieving that killer post-baby body. Elena also told a Russian magazine, ‘I ‘stand’ on my knees and elbows and lift my legs one by one, visualizing the desired result – a thin waist, provocative hips, well-turned arms.’ marieclaire
However there is something that is on my mind, and it is something we are all too familiar with, due to the media, of stories, or for those who have had children themselves. I feel as if new mothers are subject to all sorts of shaming, and I don’t understand why it happens. There are negative comments for the mommies who have rebounded to pre-baby figure, or criticisms for the mothers who are losing their baby weight slowly.Elena Perminova was the subject of negative comments on her fit body from:
‘How much time did she spend with her baby?’ to ‘why do women use pregnancy as an excuse to get fat?’ and the cynical: ‘liposuction, money, sickening.’ remarks -Marieclaire
Where does this shaming stem from? Are these individuals mean to the core? Is this one of their pastimes? Or do they have self body image issues, and shaming makes them feel better about themselves, but i’m sure the affect is only temporary. I do not believe that their should be a problem with any mother who has become fit fast, or for mothers who look the part of a being who has just created another human, and brought a new life into the world. As for Elena Perminova I do not see her desire to be fit as a sign that she is a negligent mother. She is fortunate that she has a wealthy husband, and family members who are there to help raise her children when she needs “alone time”. I also find that amazing that her children get to have all this love from their family.
But the point is there isn’t only one way in defining what is normal for a mothers postpartum body. She is normal if she is showing that she just had a baby, and she is normal if she found a way to get back to her shape pre-baby. Every one is different, we all have different life situations and we all have to do what we can to make the best and most of life regardless. But never ever tell a woman she is ‘fat’ after having her child, and never ever tell a mother she is negligent if her body looks amazing to you. There isn’t anything wrong with exercising when you wish, who knows they say exercise increases endorphins to make one happy, perhaps it helps combat postpartum depression too.
My mother always tells me about how two weeks after I was born no one could even tell that she had a baby. She contributes that to always walking throughout her pregnancy, and eating healthy. She’s probably going to be who I go to for advice when I’m pregnant hahah. While my best friends mother says she lost the weight by wrapping her stomach and her mother who had 9 children would wrap her stomach to get back to her pre-baby shape. (old country methods) But I think moms need me time and if they choose that for exercise I think that’s absolutely wonderful, it’s a healthy choice that could benefit you and your baby. Anyways stop the shaming, new moms can come in all shapes and sizes and they are all beautiful. If you want to see more of the MarieClaire article which featured the article that I’m commenting on in this blog post you can check it out here MarieClaire “Elena Perminova’s Post-Birth Body, Dividing The Internet”. She also references how she is a seductress in the bedroom.