José Fernández's tragic passing has affected so many people.
The late sports star's longtime love reflected on their time together, writing:
[Image via AP Images.]
Caroline Berg Eriksen, wife of soccer player Lars-Kristian Eriksen, is a fitness blogger (one of the biggest in Norway) and apparently the best magician on the planet!
We say that because, well, the photo (above) was posted just 3 DAYS after giving birth — and even the most physically fit women know how hard it is to bounce back from baby weight.
"I feel so empty."
So what was the point of it if not to rub it in to those struggling? Here's what she said:
"During the pregnancy, people kept telling me that my body will never be the same and I wanted to show everybody that's not entirely true. Right after birth, like three minutes after, I felt like myself again. I think all women should be proud of themselves, regardless of how they look after labor."
Honestly, at it's core, there's nothing wrong with Caroline being proud of her body — all moms should be proud of their bodies, regardless of weight! That body of their just created life, and there is NOTHING more impressive than that.
On the other hand, we're worried about those out there that see this as the 'best' outcome or even what they should be striving for. Just because it's what Caroline achieved, doesn't mean it should be the gold standard and we should NEVER look at those women who can't achieve something similar as anything less than a gold standard as well.
This is one woman and her body after becoming a mom. Other moms have different bodies. All of them went through something incredible, and we should be more in awe of that fact!
[Image via Instagram.]