Jules Ruud, blogger at One Ruud Mom, bravely shares with us her struggle with an unhealthy body image that began in childhood and peaked recently after the birth of her second son. The combination of her postpartum body image pressure and her newfound determination to change her mindset and her lifestyle inspired her to share her story with us. Jules’ video post below is refreshing; it’s real; and it’s raw.
“I don’t want my kids to grow up with a mom that hates how she looks.” ~Jules Ruud
I love how she admits that her desire to be healthy and happy with her appearance isn’t enough to drive her to that goal. Her kids, however, and her desire to be a good example of health and happiness for them IS the impetus for her newfound determination.
“My children growing up with a healthy and happy mom. That is what motivates me.” ~Jules Ruud
We would love to feature your input in our follow-up piece to Jules’ guest post. Please share your thoughts on the following in comments or via our contact form to be included:
- Do/did you struggle with your body image? How do/did you cope?
- Do you agree that the media is to blame for setting unrealistic body images for women?
- What can we do as parents to raise children with a healthy body image?
- And don’t forget to reach out to Jules herself. She would love your support, tips, thoughts, and to hear your story, too!