As women we are bombarded with images of the latest Hollywood mom who gave birth weeks earlier and is already flaunting her pre-baby figure. The reality is that these women have the benefit of a whole team of doctors, nutritionists, cooks and trainers. These women also face the burden of showing the mass media how they are still sexy women regardless of having children instead of letting their minds, bodies and souls recuperate while bonding their new bundles of joy.
Instead of taking those precious moments to enjoy their new-found motherhood, celebrities are allowing these moments to slip through their fingers. And these moments are once-in-a-lifetime.
Rachel Hollis has proven that sexy is not just skin deep but rather a culmination of confidence, poise, and accomplishments. Within the physical form, Hollis also proves that there is something to be said for the physical reminder who bearing children that in of it self is beautiful beyond words.
Hollis, herself, is an accomplished marathon runner, founder of The Chic Site and author who is comfortable in her skin. Hollis doesn't need to hide behind plastic surgery and become something she is not to showcase her real beauty. Proudly posting a photo of herself in a bikini has gone viral from women everywhere applauding her courage and willingness to share what a real woman looks like.
"I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini. I have a belly that's permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy... (which is something I didn't even know was possible before!!) and I wear a bikini. I wear a bikini because I'm proud of this body and every mark on it. Those marks prove that I was blessed enough to carry my babies and that flabby tummy means I worked hard to lose what weight I could. I wear a bikini because the only man who's opinion matters knows what I went through to look this way. That same man says he's never seen anything sexier than my body, marks and all. They aren't scars ladies, they're stripes and you've earned them. Flaunt that body with pride! #HollisHoliday."