Giving birth to a child is one of the most amazing things that could ever happen to a woman. On the other hand, getting your body back in shape after childbirth is a harrowing task many never succeed at.
We see our celebrities with amazing post-baby bodies do you ever wonder how they do it?
If you do, then you are not alone. Women who have gone through the process of bringing a child into the world will quickly tell you that fighting the added weight is very difficult. The secret to how others get back in shape in no time is not so secret after all and it has only a little to do with how much care they can afford.
An average woman may not be able to pay for nannies, personal chef, nutritionist, personal trainer and the works, but there are simple things you can do that will work like magic.
Consistently doing these 4 things will help you get your body back in no time
1. Don’t be afraid to sweat
There is no escaping it, exercise is the number one secret celebrities use to get back in shape after childbirth. You might not be able to afford a personal trainer or even to register with a gym but right in your home, you can come up with a schedule for your workouts.
Wait for your doctor to give you the go-ahead first; usually you can start exercising 6 weeks postpartum. If you are also currently pregnant, keep moving. There are loads of exercise tutorials to this effect online; take advantage of them.
2. Always eat healthy
You don’t need a doctor or a nutritionist to tell you that fruits in place of pastry is better for your body. While you work on exercising to get your body back, the kind of food you eat will determine how much progress you will make.
Drinking lots of water, cutting down on carbohydrates and opting for more protein right from your pregnancy stage till after birth will put your body in a better condition to snap back. Creating good food habits while pregnant makes it easier for you to follow through after giving birth.
3. Take time-off for yourself
Don’t be alarmed, we are not saying you should leave your baby and take off. Taking time off for yourself to rest and relax means you accept all the help you can get and make use of it.
You might not be able to afford a nanny or housekeeper to do things in your stead but think of family members who will be willing to take care of things while you take a nap every now and then. Some of these times should be spent in the company of your significant other as well. It will help you bond better and just enjoy parenthood.
4. Dress well
Your outfits can cover up a lot while you try to get back that hot body. Even without a stylist, picking outfits that will flatter your post-baby body can give the illusion of a hot one.
Upgrading your wardrobe a bit might be necessary here and make sure you go for pieces you feel confident in. Feeling good in what you have on will help you pay less attention to the ‘flabby bits’. Also remember that nothing looks sexier on a woman than her confidence.