Linda Mtoba gets candid about her body after baby

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Linda Mtoba gets candid about her body after baby

New mom Linda Mtoba got candid about her body after baby on social media. The star shared a lengthy post in which she talked about learning to accept and love her new body. This comes two months after she and her husband welcomed their daughter.

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In her post, Linda said in part, “They don’t tell us how challenging dressing for your new body is. I look at myself in the mirror trying to recognize my body and what it used to be, it’s gone through so many changes.”

She continued, “Most days I look at it in awe of what it’s capable of doing and between those moments I have some where I cry cause I don’t see myself & all I see is the amount of work i have to put in to get “me” back, I see stretch marks I never had, cellulite in new parts of me, how soft my body is and not as tight as it was, I see flaws. I don’t feel as sexy or as beautiful I used to feel. But these are fleeting thoughts that come down like a weight and I’m allowed to feel them and cry through them if that’s what i feel like doing.”

She concluded by encouraging other new moms to take their time to get back to their pre-baby shape. She said, “But seriously I just thought I should share cause I know I’m not alone & not everyone is fortunate enough to have an immediate snapback so please be gentle with yourself 💕I’m learning to do the same.”

Linda Mtoba gets candid about her body after baby. Here’s a look at what she had to say.

 

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MakaBean 💋 Long read ahead… They don’t tell us how challenging dressing for your new body is. I look at myself in the mirror trying to recognize my body and what it used to be, it’s gone through so many changes. Most days I look at it in awe of what it’s capable of doing and between those moments I have some where I cry cause I don’t see myself & all I see is the amount of work i have to put in to get “me” back, I see stretch marks I never had, cellulite in new parts of me, how soft my body is and not as tight as it was, I see flaws. I don’t feel as sexy or as beautiful I used to feel. But these are fleeting thoughts that come down like a weight and I’m allowed to feel them and cry through them if that’s what i feel like doing. On a random day as I was looking at myself in the mirror my husband came in and nonchalantly said “hey sexy” before him seeing that I was crying. He came in and reassured me, he kissed my belly and said “this body carried & gave us the most special gift we’ve ever gotten, I love it”. Im learning to embrace me & love me, I might take alil longer getting dressed (longer than I used too, which was long 🤣)I might cry inbetween outfit changes, but it’s all growth. Our bodies have indeed done something that’s remarkable to bring life is no easy task, it’s bound to leave us changed. Anyway I know this is a long caption, I feel like it’s a mom thing, ngoba omama bayakhuluma bo🙃😂. But seriously I just thought I should share cause I know I’m not alone & not everyone is fortunate enough to have an immediate snapback so please be gentle with yourself 💕I’m learning to do the same.

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