First things first. If you’re fighting off that post pregnancy weight, Take it easy on yourself! Your body has created another human. You brought life to this earth, and that’s incredible.
Your body went through the amazing process of making a baby. Your hormones changed, your skin changed, your boobs changed, your weight changed, and guess what! You’ve changed. You’ve created one of the most precious gifts, and in order to do so, all of the organs in your body moved completely to make room for those beautiful babies! Click here to watch a 40 second YouTube video on how your organs moved as your baby grew inside of you. It’s absolutely incredible. So take it easy on yourself! What you did is a miracle!
If you’re like most of the women across the world, you probably gained a few pounds after birthing that little miracle. I know I did! After contemplating the weight gain for a few weeks and how I was going to get it off, I made a conscious decision to NOT make myself crazy. Do I want to get that weight off? YES. But I also want to Embrace the time that I have with my precious baby, and I don’t want to miss all of the first moments with her. When you become a mother, whether it’s your first, second, or tenth time, you’re more then likely going to be having sleepless nights, countless feedings, and a whole lot of learning to do. I want the time that I have to be devoted to caring for my little one, not obsessing over my appearance and constantly wondering how I’m going to get to the gym.
Because I made this decision, and knowing that I still want to shed these post-pregnancy pounds, I’ve decided to take a more conventional method of losing weight. I’ve decided to adopt the “inch-by-inch, it’s a cinch” theory. Throughout the posts of my health section, I want to bring you methods in which we can lose weight inch-by-inch together through making healthy choices. I look at it this way – Each healthy choice I make brings me closer to my goal. I don’t want to stress, and I don’t want to drive myself crazy. I just want to steadily lose weight in a healthy way, so that I can be the best Mom I can be for my baby and for myself.
I would love to hear how you stay healthy through Momming too, or answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to leave messages in the reply section!