Recognizing Your Body in Someone Else

by | May 24, 2018

Why can we think that someone else’s body, that looks similar to our own, looks great but we don’t think the same about our own?

I’ve been getting a lot of comments about this recently. You recognize your body in my body. You think my body looks good, but you pick apart your own body parts.

I recently posted this video of myself working out, in a bathing suit, on my Instagram feed.

I don’t post about working out in a bathing suit in hopes that you think my body looks good. I think that about myself and that’s enough.


Is it uncomfortable for you to consider that a woman can think that her body looks good/great/perfect as it is?

I do think it can be powerful to see pregnant bodies as they are. Untouched. Unfiltered. In positions that are other than staged or meant to minimize the appearance of cellulite.

Things that have helped me over the past few years: look at bodies that are different than your own. For me, it’s been important to look at fatter bodies. Bigger bodies. To challenge my own fat phobic stories. Bodies of different races. Older bodies

Find these bodies in real life. Social media. Magazines. Pornography that takes a feminist gaze, or centres the pleasure of femmes and women.

I’m interested: are there parts of your body that you think look really fucking great? Can you recognize that today? Maybe you felt better about it yesterday? What are they?





If you want a sample of the strength training workouts I recommend for pregnancy and postpartum, you can click the button below to be sent 2, FREE full-body sessions. 


Jessie Mundell is mama-in-chief at, where she’s helped hundreds of moms feel strong, confident, and EMPOWERED in their bodies with fitness programs tailored to their prenatal and postnatal needs.

Sign up for the FREE video training series!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Doing Postnatal Fitness Coaching Differently: How To Stand Out In A Sea Of ‘Experts’

Tuesday, April 17th at 8am PST/11am EST

Got it, thanks!

Doing Postnatal Fitness Coaching Differently: How To Stand Out In A Sea Of ‘Experts’

Wednesday, April 18th at 5pm PST/8pm EST

Got it, thanks!

free live workshop

The 3B’s: Coaching and Cueing for the Postnatal Fitness Client

Tuesday, October 16th at 9am PST/12pm EST

Got it, thanks!

to strong and beyond

Beta Testers Sign Up

Fill in the form below to become a beta tester for my new program, To Strong and Beyond!

Got it, thanks!

Postnatal Fitness Fast-Track: Volume 2

Sign up for this FREE 3-part video training series!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This