Maren Morris Has a Spot-On Message for Moms Insecure About Their Post-Baby Bodies
Maren Morris is calling out one of the most pernicious and outdated phrases plaguing modern motherhood: “getting your body back” after birth.
Morris, who welcomed her first child, a son, with husband Ryan Hurd just over a year ago, took to Instagram to show herself relaxing in bed in a simple bra and underwear. She wrote in the caption, “Am never saying ‘trying to get my body back’ again. no one took it, i didn’t lose it like a set of keys.”
Ex. Act. Ly. Getting a beach body, getting the body you want, getting your body “back” after a baby…it’s nonsense. We are born into the only bodies we will ever have, and they grow and change throughout our lives, as do we. There is no losing them; they can’t “come back.” And if a body grows a baby’s body, that’s amazing, not a “loss.”
Morris continued, “The pressure we put on mothers to ‘snap back’ is insurmountable and deeply troublesome. you are and always were a fucking badass. and yeah, I’m proud.” No, we’re proud of you, Maren!
The country singer also posted a picture of herself working out at home, because fitness is lifelong and not about size.
Maren Morris not the only famous mom fed up with post-natal diet culture. Jennifer Garner, who has three children with ex-husband Ben Affleck, recently spoke out about her own body image, saying, “There are some incredible women whose bodies just, no matter how many babies they have, they bounce right back to that slim-hipped, no stomach…physique, and I’m so happy for them. I am not one of them. That is not my gig.”
As Garner put it, “I can work really hard, and I can be really fit, and I will still look like a woman who’s had three babies, and I always will.”
And there’s not one single thing wrong with that!