Your name will become “Mom”, your life is going to turn upside down and your list of priorities will become different. Everything is going to change including your body. What to do then? At 2 AM when your baby is finally asleep and you start to feel hunger. But you know that you still didn’t lose that few extra pounds after labor and your tummy is a bit bigger than expected. Do not despair, it’s not the end of the world . With just a little bit of commitment, you will have your body of a 25-year-old yourself. You will also get relief and healing for your postpartum back pain.
“Yeah…right!”, you are probably thinking right now. If you don’t believe us, just try these few steps and see for yourself.
Change the time of your meals
Like we said in the beginning, your lifestyle is going to change drastically, and it is time for you to embrace it. At the beginning of your motherhood, you will not have as much time as you once did so make a new eating schedule that will suit your and baby’s needs. Eat when your baby is asleep or your nanny is playing with her, and try eating food that doctor recommended. Those meals are not only going to give you more energy but will also be good for your baby.
Make time for the gym
Step by step you are making a little time for yourself, and where to spend it better than on a good workout? Time for silence, time for you, time to get that body in shape. Yes, it is time to get that confidence back and all you need is a good workout plan. Even if you don’t have so much time as you expected, you can still fulfill your desired goal by using gym equipment online and do your training in the comfort of your home.
Play with your baby
With every day they grow, babies become more and more energized and you are becoming more and more tired. So use the only tool you have and play with them. You will see how much faster they will become tired and you will have some well spend time with your child. Also, if it is winter or autumn, and you are stuck in the house it will get you some exercise and it will boost your mood during those long, cold (and sometimes pretty dull) days.
Start counting those calories
You can’t eat whatever you want. Does days are long gone. With your new meal schedule and activities that include your baby, you can start tracking those calories. Eat less of a wheat flour, and all the others ingredients from witch your belly swells. Drink more teas and have a healthier food.
Sleep every time you get a chance
The key step in your pregnancy weight loss journey is to get as much sleep as you can. Of course, it’s almost impossible, we all know it, but at least if you are aware of its importance you will pay more attention to it. If you get a good night sleep, you will not only have more patience and energy for all the baby’s needs but also your immune system is going to be more stable and you will be healthier. Sleep when your baby is asleep, or ask your family or friends to step in and help. After all, that’s why grannies are for, to take care of everyone.
You will need time. Don’t think that it will be done overnight.
The support of your husband, family, and friends will greatly help as well. But, be aware that you’ll need a good backup plan. Work out on your steps and strategy. It may also be a good idea to try a safe, gentle, and effective modality such as homeopathy.
Your time is now everything, so be sure you make the most out of every second of the day. You became a mom, don’t forget to enjoy it!