'I Wore A Dress I Had No Business Wearing': Woman's Message About Accepting Your Body Inspires Moms Everywhere

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One of the challenges every mother faces is that nagging insecurity about how they look. Your body changes a lot during pregnancy, and chances are, getting to that exact body you had before your babies will be nearly impossible. If moms do not understand the importance of being happy despite their weight or body changes, then it could lead to a major discontent in their life.

A mother has decided to stop worrying about her looks and obsessing over her extra weight. In a very emotional post, the mother of two, Katey Johnson, opened up about her journey to body acceptance. On her Facebook page, called The Mother Octopus, Katey shared a picture of herself wearing a figure-hugging black dress. She explained that she chose to purchase this dress not because it made her look good, but because it made her feel good.

When I tried it on, I knew the dress wasn't made for my 5'2" body, 160 lb. body, but I felt great in it. I don't know why. I just did. I'm not known to wear form-fitting clothes. At all. But I wanted it, so I bought it. And I was proud of myself for it.

She went on to describe how, as a work-at-home mother, she could choose to focus more time and energy into working out, but she realized that she was more focused on being a mother and keeping everything together.

Right now, I'm in the business of keeping my shit together. I'm in the business of raising loving children. I'm in the business of maintaining healthy friendships. I'm in the business of having a happy marriage.

She accurately explained how exhausting it is to be constantly obsessed with looking a certain way, and she just wanted to take a break from it all. She encouraged all mothers to let go of the idea that they cannot dress a certain way or do certain things because they gained some extra weight.

"Tell yourself life's too short to worry about things you have no business wearing," she said. 

Her post obviously struck a chord with thousands of people. It received over 7000 Facebook shares and 32000 likes. In the comment section, mothers everywhere applauded her bravery and expressed how much they related to her body insecurity issues.

Source: The Mother Octopus / Facebook