After having a baby, lots of mum’s struggle with at least some element of their post-baby body. From battling her own issues around body image, Kate felt there wasn’t much out there to support mums unless they wanted to diet and Kate wanted to change this. Losing weight can take time and doesn’t always stay off. Kate wanted to create a way for women to learn how to feel confident, happy in themselves and positive about their bodies!
Kate, the creator of How To Feel Sexy In Big Knickers developed an online course using her professional knowledge, she has a background in mental health and psychotherapy as a life coach as well as dealing with her own issues in her personal life.
The online course is brand new and available now. When I realised how many women are affected by their post-baby body, I knew I wanted to get involved and I jumped at the chance to check out the new course.
I can’t say I’m completely happy with my post-baby body, but I just thought that was normal. Kate explained that at her lowest point of being unhappy about her body image, it stopped her going out with her new baby, that it affected every single aspect of her life. That shocked me! As a mum of three I am out and about all the time! My post-baby body image has never stopped me doing things but I was saddened that for many mums it does!
The course is spread over 4 modules and each module is bite sized lectures based on a specific area and includes practical exercises to help you apply what you’ve learnt to your own situation. When you have signed up, you work to your own pace. No one checks what you have written so you can be 100% honest with yourself! The practical exercises range from writing about things you love about yourself to thinking about are you wearing the right sort of clothes.
One of the lectures really struck me. At this moment in time I feel I could do with losing a little weight, also after an emergency c-section then carrying twins and having a planned section, I’ve been left with a lovely overhang that I don’t think will ever go! Problem is, at this moment in time I just don’t have the time or energy to exercise! Plus when you say the word ‘diet’ I just want to eat everything. The lecture that struck a chord with me was about the importance of being healthy. Kate explains how when she eats healthy and looks after herself she naturally feels better in herself. If she eats rubbish and neglects self-care then she just feels a whole load of negativity and self loathing towards herself and her body. And I totally agree!
The biggest things I took from this course was to highlight my bodies achievements rather than the ‘issues’, so rather than moaning about the extra weight I have or the mum tum I can’t shift, I should try to admire how my body not only carried my eldest but went on to carry twins to full term! Our bodies are amazing! I’ve also decided to try to be more healthy, so rather than diet and exercise, I am going to make healthy choices in order to feel better. That definitely doesn’t mean I won’t be eating pizza and drinking wine on a Friday night though!
When you sign up to the course you also get invited into a closed Facebook group, which offers support and advice.