I can remember being in middle school and all the girls were maturing and developing. And there I was…as flat as a board! I was so sad and I would pray all the time for God to give me boobs (you can laugh – it’s ok I can’t believe I’m talking about this). Well, I guess God was really listening because shortly after, he blessed me abundantly! And then you know what happened….I’d wished that I had less!

Like so many women, I have always struggled with my body image. There’s always something I want to change or a few pounds I want to lose. It’s an endless unhappiness.

Since having Luke it’s been super tough. No surprise after having a baby my body just isn’t the same. Places that I used to not gain weight now are the first areas that it goes to. Not to mention the weight I do put on is SOOOO much harder to lose. And it doesn’t help that I’m the WORST dieting and exercising person EVER! How the heck am I supposed to find time to work out when I already work in to the wee hours of the morning? It’s almost 1am in the morning right now.

I wish I could end this post all positive and say I’m going to eat healthy tomorrow and start exercising every day but I know that’s not true and then you’d be able to call me out!

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This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

8 Responses

  1. mw

    Have you tried My Fitness Pal? It’s a good App, and Free! if you can find just a few minutes after each meal, you can try to be better at how much you eat each day! It may be tough at first, but once you get into the habit of logging your meals, it becomes easier to remember. You can even set up reminders at certain times of the day that remind you to log your meals. As with every other App in the world, you can also link up with your facebook friends for added motivation. That has helped me and I wanted to share with you! Give it a try if you aren’t already!

  2. Kim

    Since leaving home I have struggled with my body. Back home there is no fast food and no cars so we had to walk and ride our bikes everywhere. I have yet to meet you in real life but honestly when I have seen photos of you on the blog or from sablogger events and whatnot, I think, gosh, she is just beautiful! That sounded creepy now that I wrote it out. Totally not what I intended. I hear you on the boobs though, I was a big C in 7th grade. And motherhood hasn’t helped any in that department! P.S. I just ate a cookie and I didn’t want to put it down on my calorie counter, but now I will 🙂
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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      You are so sweet – I think we all struggle with body image in one way or another. It’s tough in the society that we live in!

  3. Natasha

    Hey Tori, it’s Natasha from A&M. I’ve been a silent follower on your blog for some time, but this post compelled me to share. In college you were a showstopper, and even more beautiful now as a wife and mother. I’ve had many of the same thoughts, Tori, and I appreciate you for sharing yours. I’ve found food diaries like myfitnesspal to be awesome too. I also check out this website: http://www.slendher.com/ for tips on eating right, motivation, and exercise. Its written by female fitness writers for women. This site helped me learn its not about diets, it’s about lifestyle changes.

    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Hi Natasha!! Thank you for following my blog!! I’m so glad you commented! Your words are incredibly kind and make me feel so good – thank you! I’ve heard so many great things about MyFitnessPal! I really need to try it!


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