You’ve probably heard that the gap between aspirations and reality for mothers in today’s culture is a major issue.
Now, Kylee Austin, a mom of 3 shares her story uncovering the realities of motherhood.
For many years, Austin has promoted body positivity. She wants to assist her clients to achieve the body they deserve as a fitness expert. Austin put a lot of effort into building her body and even competed in bikini contests, where she had some success, as a firm believer in practicing what she had been taught.
However, Austin’s life had undergone a significant transformation in just three years. The American fitness instructor from Arizona got pregnant and gave birth to a boy. Less than a year later, the second pregnancy occurred. This time not only one boy made himself comfortable in her belly, but two. The birth of her three children not only changed her body but also her life.
Her pregnancy was induced by doctors in the 38th week. The twins were in the breech position at this time. However, the induction didn’t work, although Austin was mentally prepared for a vaginal birth.
Doctors advised her that her only option at this point was to have an emergency C-section because the infant’s health was at risk because she was too worn out to go on after 24 hours of labor.
Austin’s body had always been completely under her control. But she felt absolutely helpless as she delivered the twins. And not only Austin had not mentally prepared herself for a C-section, but the mother also felt fear for the first time in her life.
The twins, Kayden and Keegan were delivered fortunately without any complications. However, for Austin, this is her new reality despite that the mom of twins was not comfortable with it, now that she was marked up with stretch marks, and her once-toned physique was now flabby.
She had a very difficult time recovering from the C-section. But rather than make an effort to cover up her flaws, Austin made the decision to rely on her body-positive mindset. She decided to post pictures of herself on Instagram as she recovered after giving birth.
Austin is not only raising children and exercising but also helping other mothers to get back in shape, live a healthy life and find the motivation to exercise. On her Instagram, she shares practical tips on how to plan your day to stay on top of everything, what to eat, how to exercise with kids, and how to find positivity when things are falling apart.
However, despite that Austin reminds you to think about what really matters, and many people supported Austin’s journey to self-acceptance. Still, some people attacked the mom, especially her “twin-bump” photos, and attacked her with their horrible words.
One troll wrote, “Oh no, I cannot believe you put that on social media,”
While another added, “That is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.”
Viewers also have tuned in by the thousands and written hundreds of comments, including the following on YouTube, as Kylee Austin has spoken to truly by Barcroft TV about embracing her C-section scars and post-baby body.
“Embrace your natural, true self. You are all beautiful.”
“She’s still very fit and trim. It’s just a little skin. Nothing to be ashamed about!! Be proud you carried those twins full term!!”
“I think she looks still damn hot. My opinion is that is what you call a hot mom. Much love to her from Germany. I hope she’s gonna read this comment. You are still damn hot.”
“She can always get plastic surgery down the line if she wants to. Nothing wrong with that.”
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