How to Get Your Body Back After Baby

Let’s talk about How to Get Your Body Back After Baby, shall we?

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life. How awesome is it that we are giving life to our newborn babies! I personally love being pregnant and think I honestly feel the best that I have in a long time. As soon-to-be Mom’s, we do everything we can during our pregnancy to keep our baby’s healthy…take our vitamins, eat healthy foods, exercise, rest, stay stress free, etc. If you are anything like me, you do whatever it takes to stay as healthy as can be to make sure your baby is as healthy as she/he can be. And if we had to admit it, we would all probably say that being pregnant can be hard work! It’s a lot to think about sometimes. But, we don’t want pregnancy to feel hard, we want this to be one of the best times in our lives, so I have put together a list of tips to help you to look and feel great while pregnant. Because after all, when we feel our best, then only can we give our best to our families! It is very important to remember that! We all can be better people, wife’s and mothers when we feel and look good.

1. Take a multi {or prenatal} vitamin

Taking a multi {or prenatal} vitamin is essential for your babies health and proper development. Make sure you are taking one that contains at least 400mcg of Folic Acid which helps support your babies nervous system and spine/brain development. I take Shaklee’s Vitalizer which not only contains 400mcg of Folic Acid but it also includes B andC vitamins, Vitamin D3, Omega Guard which helps with the babies brain development and IQ  and a Probiotic which helps keep my digestive system healthy and removes toxins from my body that could be harmful to the baby.

2. Exercise

Exercise and keep your body toned. Find an exercise that works for you. I love to walk and do this about 5-6 times a week for 3-4 miles depending on my route. I take my little man with me as part of my morning routine and love that I have my workout done so early in the morning and then I have the rest of the day to focus on other priorities.

3. Eat Healthy

Make sure to eat a balanced diet containing lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, and protein. Your doctor should have a recommendation of how much of each food group you should be eating, so just follow that and you should be fine.  Limit your fast food, sweets, and processed foods intake. Talk to your doctor about how much weight you should be gaining, because every one is different.

4. Drink Lots of Water 

Drink at least 64 ounces of water per day {about eight 8 ounce glasses}.  Our bodies needs water to stay hydrated and healthy, and this is even more important during pregnancy. Have you ever noticed yourself feeling thirstier than normal or that your skin is dry? This is most likely due to your pregnancy and one of the best thing you can do is drink lots of water. Without water, our bodies immune system can weaken and it will affect our chemical and pH balances. It is essential for proper digestion, circulation and overall optimal health. If possible, drink filtered water whenever possible. We use a water filter system in our home which removes all metals, toxins, and 99% of lead.

5. Have Good Hygiene

I know when you are pregnant or after giving birth, feeling tired, and even times worn out, it is hard to think about getting a shower, getting ready for the day, or even to pamper yourself {especially if you are a SAHM}.  But, it is not only important to keep clean but you will feel better too! Take a nice, long shower, shave, use a deep conditioner in your hair, exfoliate {at least once a week} and then brush and floss your teeth. Flossing is especially important while pregnant because of our heightened risk of developing gingivitis. I floss at least once a day, if not more. Brush and style your hair if you are going outside of the house. Use a moisturizing lotion on your skin before applying your make-up. Taking care of your skin is especially important to prevent signs of aging and feeling radiant and youthful for years to come. I use the Enfuselle line and love it!

6. Take Time for Yourself

Taking time for yourself is very important!! Make sure you take some time each day if you can to have some quite time to read, exercise, meditate/quite time, call a family member or friend, or do a little pampering by getting a pedicure, massage or haircut. Every little bit helps you to feel relaxed and stress free and that is important to having a healthy pregnancy and baby! This is also important after giving birth because you will feel better about yourself which in turn should motivate you to exercise, eat healthy, and to have enough energy to get your body back!

Following these tips and incorporating the CINCH inch loss plan into my normal daily diet, I have lost over 50 pounds in the past year! If I can do this…anyone can do this!

I hope these tips have helped you to find ways to get your body back after baby! I know that when I feel good about myself, I am truly a better person, wife and mother.

To our health!

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Comments

  1. Such great motivation!!!! Just what I need! Thanks Jennifer!

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  2. I would just add that each subsequent pregnancy takes longer to recover from, both because your body just takes longer and because it’s harder to do everything right with other little ones to take care of as well, so be patient with yourself.
    I’ve still been able to get my body back to pre-pregnancy weight and size and am on #4 due any day without going to the gym but I use my kids as my exercise.

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  3. Beautiful! My baby is 6 months now and it is HARD but so worth it.

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