If you’ve ever had a baby before you probably know that your body after pregnancy is not going to be the same as it was before you became pregnant. Everything is not necessarily downhill from here on out, but it does admittedly become harder to look your pre-pregnancy best.
There’s a good chance that you won’t fit into your jeans anymore, just as there’s a good chance that it will take a miracle for you to fit into size ten jeans even again! Alright, so that was just defeatist but sometimes facts have to be faced, and one of these is that your body after pregnancy will not be the same. Until and unless you do something about it you will more than likely retain some of the weight that you gained during pregnancy, not to mention a slightly pouchy stomach, which, it can sometimes seem, you can’t get rid of. This can be slightly disheartening of course, but only if you let it. The best thing for you to do is to ditch the negative attitude and get a positive one instead.
The first step to losing your post pregnancy weight, and to changing your body after pregnancy to be the one you want it to be, is to have a positive attitude. The second thing that you need, is a little realism. Unless you have loads of money to throw around, you are not going to be able to achieve the body you want within a few months of giving birth. It will more than likely take you about the same amount of time to lose the weight, that it took for you to put on the weight. Or in other words, you can look to go by the rule of “nine months on, nine months off”, simple yet effective, not to mention realistic.
Once you have gotten this down firmly in your head, your next step to reshaping your body after pregnancy is to pinpoint a healthy weight loss plan that you can realistically carry out. There is no use in formulating a weight loss plan that is fantastic if you are not going to be able to carry it out on a daily basis.
The next thing you want to do to reclaim your body after pregnancy is to get a good exercise routine going. It doesn’t have to be anything too strenuous, just something that makes you move around a little so that your muscles don’t atrophy from staying in the same place all the time!
Before you begin on this course of action, you should ideally consult with your doctor as to when you should start to exercise. And when you finally have all of these down pat, when you have your healthy weight loss plan, when you have your gentle exercise regime, and when you have found the determination to follow through with it, you can take a small nap from the exhaustion of planning how to reclaim your body after pregnancy.