Losing Weight After a Baby May Not Be What You Want

The top priority for a new mom after giving birth is losing weight after baby is born. Usually she is aiming for her pre-pregnancy body and the truth is she may never get that body back. She might actually get one better. I am one of those women.

After my second son was born my body was hotter than ever. I had more defined curves in all of the right places. With a little toning here and there, I was able to mold my body beyond my own expectations by the time my baby was 4 and half months old.

What did I do?

First off, I changed how I perceived myself. I felt sexy therefore I exuded sexiness. That goes for you too. If you feel sexy you will emit an energy that is pact full of confidence. I walk and move with confidence I didn’t have pre-baby days.

I didn’t try to immediately get rid of the extra weight that I gained placing unreasonable stress on myself. Instead, I decided to use the extra weight I gained. I thought it would be perfect to try to keep the weight I had gained in the right places and trim it from the places that didn’t want it as much.

I started off by not putting unrealistic expectations on myself nor did I diss my body or looks. As I stated earlier, I felt sexy to begin with. I would suggest you find your inner sexy before embarking on your outer sexy.

Next I figured it would be a great idea to generate a plan that would involve my baby so that I would:

A. Have motivation and

B. Not become overwhelmed with caring for an infant while trying to sculpt my body.

I found it to be extra easy because I was able to involve my 3 year old as well and he just loves the physical activity. Any time you can make it not seem like a work out you will get more done. Plus my newborn just giggles whenever I do this routine. So the following is what I did and still do to make sure that my outer appearance is matching my inner feeling.

First, here is a bonus: Drink plenty of water. I know you hear it all of the time but it is true. You want o maintain a balanced pH level. Did you know most adult do not carry a balanced pH. So drink alkaline water, ok. I wake up and drink a cup of water every morning. I continue this throughout the day. New mothers need plenty of water in order to stay hydrated and mentally oriented. Also eat plenty of alfalfa sprouts. I eat it daily and it does wonders for my skin. It also helps me trim my waistline. This is the best thing you can do for your baby as well if they are breast feeding.

Now on to YOUR routine, feel free to adjust it to fit you. Here is what I do.

First: Stretch.

Start off simple and progress. Stretching is important. I once had a professor who was a chiropractor say that he’d see a lot less people if they would just stretch daily. I know somewhere along the way we get caught up in this rat race and don’t even take time to stretch. It will keep you limber and prevent stiffness. Stiffness is not a trait of old age, only a consequence of unhealthy living practices over time. My grandmother is 90 and can still bend and stretch quite limberly.

Second: Concentrating on the arms.

Lay down on your back with your knees up in the air and together with your feet flat on the floor. Grab your baby (not required but recommended) and place them on your lower stomach. Lift them all the way up and bring them back down gently, kissing them each time you lower them. My son giggles every time I do this so it’s easy to do 15 of these. You may start off with less if you need to.

Next, do the baby lift again except this time lift and lower your baby half way. Feel the burn.

Third: Abdomen Region.

Place baby on lower abdomen and do a crunch by lifting your upper body. Every time you come up say “BOO” to your baby. Repeat at least 15 times.

Next, you will be working your lower abdomen by placing your baby on your upper chest and lifting and rolling your legs and knees to meet the back of your baby’s head. Do this at least 10 times.

Afterwards, place baby on lower abdomen and lift baby in the air. Next pull your knees to you and alternate baby side to side while moving knees to opposite side. This is targeting those love handles. Do this 10 times.

Fourth: Sexy Legs

Stand up and place baby in a seat in front of you. Do 10 squats squeezing those butt cheeks while coming up and going down.

Finally: Stand up and down on those tip toes 10 times. This is working those calf muscles.

Fifth: Back

Lay flat on stomach on the floor and lift upper body pushing shoulder blades in together. Repeat 10 times.

Do these things daily gradually increasing and you will witness your body change. None of this will mean a thing if you aren’t consistent. So be Consistent.

A few extra tips: Cut back on meat, dairy and starch portions and double your fruit and veggie portions. Find a place for support that will encourage you. Breast feed. I am still breastfeeding and the weight in my stomach area is what left first.

Now time for a RECAP

Find your inner sexy
Drink water
Exercise with your baby
Adopt a better diet.
Find a Place for Support
Breastfeed (Not required, but will help)
Be Consistent

Seems simple enough but simple has become a challenge for many these days. Prove to yourself that simple is enough.