Celeb mom Gwyneth Paltrow graces the cover of SELF Magazine for May looking radiant, toned, and stunning in a blue bikini and denim shorts. Considering she’s a 38-year old woman who is a mother to two kids, Gwyneth’s post-baby body is definitely enviable.
As a mother, I’m curious as to whether magazine covers like this inspire other moms or depress them and make them feel bad about their own bodies. I have mixed emotions when I look at it.
One the one hand, I think it’s awesome that Gwyneth takes care of her body and isn’t afraid to show off her shape, but on the other hand, I feel that the photo is a bit misleading to “regular” moms.
If all of us had nannies, chefs, personal trainers, and unlimited bank accounts, we’d probably have a better shot at looking amazing in a bikini too. Plus, there is a good chance that the photo of Gywneth is airbrushed a bit. Is she really that flawless?
What do you think? Are you inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow’s SELF bikini cover, or does it make you feel bad about the way you look?