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I believe that losing the baby weight offers such a significant struggle because our minds and bodies are totally transformed outside of our control during pregnancy. If we could control what happens, things would be a lot different. Our bodies just start ballooning with all this excess water weight, we get exhausted, yet can’t sleep, our feet double in size (why?!!), and all sorts of other shockers. Pregnancy is a grueling experience, terminated with a painfully frightening labor and delivery trauma. Labor and delivery is traumatic for me. I don’t like pain. I don’t like things just happening that I can’t control. Blood, bodily fluids and yelling like an animal in a public place just don’t sit well with me. These experiences take a toll on our mind. Our bodies are a product of our mind.
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Did you catch that? Your body is a product of your mind. I want to help you change your mind, so you can change your body.
First, Have the funeral for your pre-baby body.
Let yourself mourn and reminisce for a day, then shut that door. Maybe stalk your old Facebook or Instagram photos of the days when you felt your best. Remember all the hot heels your wore? Or maybe all the miles you ran without a stroller? It’s all gone. Taken away in a matter of 9 months, so go ahead and shed a little tear, then accept your new body.
Second, Accept Your Mom Bod.
Go ahead and examine it. Get used to how it feels. Let it heal from birthing a baby and slowly get to know it. This is a body that has accomplished a miracle. This is a body that has been through a lot. This body is stronger, better and your mama body. Believe in it. You are probably uncomfortable with the changes. That’s normal, but with you can’t accomplish new things without change. You can’t transform into a better person without permanent change. Your body just transformed into a mother. Accept the accomplish, and focus on the beauty of what that means.
Third, Take The Challenge Your Body Is Giving You
The body you have now has so much more potential than before! Your body before was childless. This body is a warrior, and let it fight. Push your body to the limits it’s craving, and give it the fuel to perform at its peak. Birthing a child is on par with an Olympic medal in my opinion. Use that medal as your motivation to move forward and focus on the fitness goals you can accomplish now.
Lord knows its going to be harder with however many little ones you have. I workout at home right now, and I can honestly say I can’t stand working out at home with my kids. Literally every 2 minutes I am pausing my workout to stop a fight, pick someone up, find a toy or just wonder where the kids went and what kind of trouble they are in. I have three boys. They are the definition of trouble.
But, if you mourn the loss of your old body and open your arms to your new challenge, you can transform your thought process. When you transform your thought process, your actions will transform as well. Your mind won’t dwelling on what was, and look for sweet treats to feel better. Your mind will celebrate what you have, and look to love and nurture with nutritious foods.
I talk a lot more on your mindset and learning to listen to your body in my FREE ebook! Six Skinny Secrets to Losing The Baby Weight. Just sign up below. I promise I don’t spam your email box at all. I’m not a fan of emails.
So many mamas are having such success with the program, and let me share what they’ve said:
“I’m on the 14 day clean eating part and already feel a change. I love that your program caters to nursing moms. These recipes are boosting my milk supply! Thanks again and can’t wait to use the new app!”
“As far as counting calories, yes that was so helpful!… it was an eye opener…But your concept of reducing ever so slightly and monitoring milk supply was so helpful! I have lost 6lbs-yay!- and have 12 more to go! I am encouraged for sure because it is usually not until I’m done nursing that I’m able to lose weight. So I’m all in for hopefully the rest of my life-on clean eating like this and exercise! Thanks so much for your help!!”
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help!”
“The few changes I’ve made to diet per your instructions is already helping lower my sweet cravings. I’m sure I’ll notice an even bigger difference when I get stricter. This week has been great as I feel better, have already lost 2#, and haven’t seen a drop in milk supply which was my biggest concern. I look forward to starting the workouts tonight!”
“The baby steps have been super helpful including writing down everything I ate…Another 5 days would be amazing, I was thinking yesterday what am I going to do after the 5 days are finished. You have been incredibly helpful!! I am so appreciative!!!”
My program focuses on specialized nutrition for breastfeeding moms, recipes, meal plans, grocery lists, a new Ab Rehab + Pelvic Floor Restore program, and a new section on going back to work after baby coming soon!
The price is increasing once my certification as a Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist and the iOS app is out! Make sure to grab it now, while it is super affordable!