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How to Get Your Body Back After Baby

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How to Get Your Body Back After Baby

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

As soon-to-be Mom’s, we do everything we can during our pregnancy to keep our babies healthy. We 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 can be.

But post-pregnancy brings a whole different package of struggles- hormones can be crazy for some time, pre-pregnancy clothes may not fit, and lack of spare time to do anything for ourselves can sometimes result in not giving our bodies proper attention.

But don’t fret- it doesn’t have to be that hard to look and feel great after you deliver your bundle of joy! Here is a short list of some simple tips you can implement that will help you look and feel your best.  Because after all, when we feel our best, we give our best! We all can be better people, better wives and mothers when we feel good!

1. Keep Taking Your Vitamins

Taking a multi {or prenatal} vitamin that contains at least 400mcg of Folic Acid is essential for your babies health and proper development. But don’t stop taking in these nutrients just because you are no longer pregnant! I take a multi vitamin for women that contains Folic Acid, B and C vitamins, Vitamin D3, and others. I also take a Probiotic, which helps keep my digestive system healthy and removes toxins from my body.

2. Exercise

Exercise and keep your body toned by finding an exercise that works for you. It can be ANYTHING that gets your heart-rate up. I love to walk, so I walk 3 miles 5-6 days a week. 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. Limit your fast food, sweets, and processed foods intake. I personally avoid diets because I hate them. I just make a conscious effort of what I am eating and I try to stick with proper portions.

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. Have you ever noticed yourself feeling thirstier than normal or that your skin is dry? 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.

5. Have Good Hygiene

With a new baby, it is almost guaranteed you spend a lot of time feeling tired and worn out and it can be hard to think about getting a shower, getting ready for the day, or even to pamper yourself.  But, it is not only important to keep clean for health reasons, but you will also feel better too! Take a nice shower, shave, use a deep conditioner in your hair, exfoliate {at least once a week} and brush and floss your teeth. 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.

6. Take Time for Yourself

Make sure you take some time each day to read, exercise, meditate, call a 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! Feeling better about yourself is the best motivation 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!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jennifer is a budget savvy mama and wife, health nut, wannabe interior decorate, blogger and business owner who shares how to live a blissful and healthy life… on less! Jennifer was a contributor on Somewhat Simple in 2012. Join her community at www.BlissfullyEverAfter.net

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2012

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