No matter how healthy your pregnancy may be, the post baby body can be a hard adjustment. Unless you are a unicorn, your tummy skin will be different, you may have some left over water weight and some left over fat gain.
If you’re anything like me this is a frustrating and sometimes defeating point with your body. Its hard to find time to exercise and if you remember to eat, you might find it hard to make time. I’ve mastered the bottle in one hand, fork in another 😂 but it’s crazy hard balancing personal health/wellness while focussing on this tiny human. Remember…your wellness (and sanity) are important to your family. For me, feeling good is SO important. A happy mindset is the most important component to my wellness. Feeling good is a game changer.
Now…finding confidence with a post baby body…
Keep a positive mindset. You just did the most amazing thing in the world. You grew, nurtured and cared for this being during pregnancy and every second after. You pushed through wild pain, endured sleepless nights, long days and more. You are a powerful, wonderful warrior. Tell yourself that daily.
Prioritize your health! No matter what point you’re at (pregnant, 4 weeks post partum or a year post partum), it is time to prioritize your health. This means exercising and eating well (and enough) amongst other things. Some days I get to workout alone in the gym, some days I work out in my living room while Maddox fusses and other days we run/hike/walk together. No matter how much work, wife or mom I do in a day, I always make time to exercise because it feels good and I know I’m one day stronger and tighter.
If you know you’re carb crazy or have a sweet tooth, reduce the amount of these foods in your house and get your family on board. Support will make all the difference. Meal prepping makes for better days in my house.
Do something nice for yourself. I’ve gone back to gettin my nails done…I don’t make time for fancy hair on a regular day… now it’s definitely not happening haha but pick something you can maintain that makes you feel pretty and isn’t a pain in the ass to do.
Focus on what you love, not what you want to change. I love my legs and 🍑…so I focus on that. When I workout I focus on improving my muscle mass, not making my tummy perfect again. Just like how ‘you won’t find Mr. Right if you’re looking for him’ you won’t find your abs if you’re looking for them 😉😂 so focus on the bits you love the most…and tell them daily.
Get your body back NOW not later. Its easy to put off and easy to forget about but taking that time to care for yourself feels good now and you’ll thank yourself down the road. Always remember to love yourself and your inner badass 💕💕💕