So yes the little bundle of joy has arrived and it’s time to get back into my health and fitness. As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I didn’t really exercise much while I was pregnant, and boy do I regret it now. 🙁🙁🙁 In this post I will show you exactly what my body looks like 1 week post baby, and some of the things I have been doing in the past couple of weeks to get my body back to how it used to be. (well close to it anyways). Please no nasty comments as this was a little tough for me to post so early on).
How much weight did I really put on during my pregnancy???
Ok, so while I was pregnant I nearly got to 70kg. My weight has always been between 50-55kg. (So almost 15-20kg) When I was pregnant it didn’t really bother me how much weight I was putting on. I really just wanted the baby to be healthy and that was my number one priority. This is something that is so important for pregnant woman to remember – there is a little human growing inside of you, weight should be the least of your worries. It has been just over 3 weeks now since Luka has arrived and I’ve only now started to focus on my diet and my fitness. Even though I’m nowhere near to where I want to be with my body, it will take time, effort, consistency and healthy eating to get to my body goal. 😁😁😁😁😁
Post baby body- (a few days after giving birth)
Food & Diet
So post baby you honestly still do look pregnant and your tummy is big and squishy. (Literally). It takes up to 6-10 weeks for your tummy to go down and for the uterus to shrink down to its original size. (As you can see in the photos, these were taken a few days after birth). I bow down to those mama’s that have had a baby and look like they wore not even pregnant to begin with the next day. (Well that ain’t me as you can see in the photos). When I was pregnant I ate what ever I pleased. (Mostly pizza was my craving). I didn’t follow any strict diets and just wanted to enjoy being pregnant and eat what ever I please. Now that I’m no longer pregnant, I’ve started a No sugar diet. It’s only been a few days and boy has it been hard. (I have such a sweet tooth!). I’ve been eating a lot of fruit and vegetable and drinking a lot of water. (Lemon water) and I’ve noticed a huge change in energy and mood as well as my tummy going down a lot quicker. I will continue to eat healthy (but also spoil myself at times as I don’t think I can completely cut out sugar so quickly, I’ll get there eventually 😊).
Fitness and exercise
Ok I’ll be straight out and honest, I havn’t done any excercise since giving birth. (Not even going for a walk). The reason for this is because I want my body to fully recover first. I know I’ve been really slack and from next week onwards I will start going for walks with my boys as it’s important for new time mums to get some fresh air and vitamin D. (This is also important for your babies as well). I have purchased the belly bandit belly wrap that has helped tighten and shrink my belly, waist and hips post pregnancy and couldn’t recommend it more. It’s so comfy and easy to put on. 👌 (they sell them at baby bunting or you can order them online).
Back to yoga and meditation
After having my first child I really enjoyed doing yoga and meditation. I used to go to a class every week and really looked forward to it. I will be starting a yoga class again as it was something that really helped with my anxiety as well. Meditation is also something that really relaxes me and I continue to do this once a day. Each morning I turn on calming music on YouTube that my boys enjoy listening to as well. This is something I think every mum should try as it starts your day of with a clear and calm mind. 👌👌👌(Trust me you need it especially if you have more than one child).
Everything takes time
My body has gone through a lot the last 9 months and everything will take time to adjust and get back to how it used to be. I really want to take it slow this time around and not put so much pressure on myself to be a skinny minny. I just want to enjoy being a mum and spend as much time With my beautiful boys because one day they will grow up and probably won’t want to spend time with their dorky mum anymore ahahahah. 😁😁😁😁
“My body is full of life, my body is powerful, my body made me a mother” Uknown
Mirela . B