Nothing makes us love a celeb more than when they share the same real-life struggles we've gone through.
Country singer and mom-of-two Jessie James Decker has been a vocal supporter of postpartum body positivity, encouraging others to share and love their bodies almost as much as they love their new little ones.
And on Wednesday, she posted a shot of herself in a bikini along with an empowering message:
"For my mommies: I've had 2 babies and no my body will never be the same. But I got the courage to take photos in a bikini. I was really nervous about it and worried about how I would look after gaining 55 lbs and having my skin stretch out like crazy."
She continued, "I feel good in my skin but I'm human and have my moments of insecurity too. Do I look perfect? No! But I did it. I put on a bikini and realized I've worked hard to get to this point and I'm proud of myself! #formymommies #youcandoit #feelgoodinyourskin."
18,000 users reacted to the star's post, praising her candid feelings about a seriously common (and normal!) post-baby struggle.
Fans commended Decker as a role model for coming clean about her own body insecurities and how she's learned to love herself despite those negative feelings — because bodies do change, especially after having a baby.
The 28-year-old singer and wife to New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is mom to 3-year-old Vivianne and 1-year-old Eric. But while the family looks picture-perfect on social media, Decker isn't afraid to clap back at the mommy-shamers regarding her post-baby bod.
As she wrote in 2014 after the birth of her daughter, "as a new mommy, you realize your body is capable of so many wonderful things like having a baby!! #girlpower #takeyourtime."
There should be no rush in trying to get back to your pre-baby figure. Focusing on your little one and appreciating your body for its strength are much more valuable.
Thanks for the inspiring reminder, Jessie.