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5 Reasons Losing The Baby Weight Is So Darn Hard

I recently wrote about how I lost the baby weight by the 6 weeks postpartum. I am more than concerned that post makes the process sound easy. It’s not easy. Losing the baby weight is hard. Losing weight in general is hard. Keeping a fitness routine as a mom is hard. A gym is expensive and working out at home with kids is not fun. Staying motivated to lose the baby weight isn’t the hardest challenge we will face as mothers. Managing our homes, keeping our children alive, dealing with the wining, protecting our homes from sheer destruction and attempting to be a decent adult who wears clothes is actually really hard too. As moms we are thrown into a whole new world of hurdles to jump over and it never ends. Let’s jump into why specifically losing the baby weight is so hard. Here’s 5 reasons: You’ve Got…

6 On-The-Go Items You Must Pack To Keep Up Your Postpartum Weight Loss

This shop has been compensated by CollectiveBias, Inc. on behalf of its advertiser, ZonePerfect. #MyLittleWins #CollectiveBias I’ve found, that if I don’t pack myself some healthy snacks, then there are some not-so-great choices that happen. Chocolate bar in the check out line at the store, half a bag of crackers two-weeks-old in the bottom of my purse, or baby cookies that are not meant for teeth…these are all true decisions I have made, in my not-so great and healthy moments. But, after a few repeated incidents, I have learned to plan ahead, so I don’t have to make choices like these anymore. Packing healthier options is super important to help us mamas stick to our goals of losing the baby weight. It is the times when we are out of energy, on the run and stressed when we give in to the candy bars, crackers or cheeseburgers. Packing the perfect,…

How I Lost The Baby Weight By Six Weeks

Six weeks post baby flies by. The nights are long and slow, but before you know it, you are headed in to make sure everything is back how it should be. I was able to lose all of my baby weight by six weeks after all three of my pregnancies, not because I’m special or naturally super skinny in any way. I have to eat healthy and stay active, just like anyone else who wants to stay fit. It takes some effort and changing your lifestyle, but you can do it! Here’s exactly what I do, to lose the baby weight by my six week check up, and I know you can do it too!! Get Walking: Whether you are breastfeeding or not, you need to burn calories. The easiest way to do this is to walk. Depending on how you feel, walk as much as you can. With my…

My Plan To Heal Umbilical Hernia + Diastasis Recti with out Surgery

Three kids in less than 4 years. My oldest was about 3.5 when my youngest was born just 10 months ago. Since my second pregnancy, I had a little bump on the top of my belly button. I didn’t think much of it because my belly button stuck out a bit during pregnancy, so I thought it would take time to go back in. this post contains affiliate links Well, I got pregnant with my third baby, and I didn’t think much of it because my belly button just stuck out again during pregnancy, and I am now 10 months postpartum, still with a bump on my belly button. My husband actually never really noticed it because its subtle, but you can feel it. I finally told him it was there, and he told me it’s a hernia. What?! Off to Google I went for some learning and research. According…

Workout Gear You Must Grab To Make Losing The Baby Weight Easier

Working out as a new mom is just not the same as it used to be! Your body is totally different. Everything has stretched and move, and now you are trying to put it back together, which is just uncomfortable. Motivation to lose the baby weight runs low as the sleepless nights add up, and the attempts to fit in a workout are just stressful. Losing the baby weight is such a challenge, so I put together a roundup of truly motivating items to make your workouts easier and more comfortable. These items are so helpful to new mamas working out at home or headed to the gym. It doesn’t matter where, but this is the gear that will motivate you to keep moving and hitting those goals. This post is sponsored by Multiwear Co. All opinions are my own! This post also contains affiliate links Important Gear To Make…

5 Rewards That Work to Help You Lose The Baby Weight + Ellie Active Wear Subscription Review

Anyone else struggle to get a workout in when you have to haul three babies to a gym or attempt to keep everyone busy while you try, for just 20 minutes to break a sweat. I know I do. Its stressful to think about trying to workout, let alone actually getting it done! I need some sort of reward. Something small to look forward too because as a mom, we need it! Here are seven rewards that work to help you lose the baby weight and stay on track! *this post contains affiliate links. Ellie kindly sent a complimentary subscription box for my honest opinion 🙂 If you are struggling to stay on track and stay motivated, I’ve been there, I am there really. I attempt to workout three days a week, and even that is hard, so let’s get into the rewards that work! One: Active wear Subscription First,…

5 Foods To Scarf Down Immediately After Birth For Recovery

Giving birth is the ultimate motherhood marathon. Whether you triumphed with a natural birth or went for the help of modern medicine (me!!), you are a rockstar, and it’s important to fuel your body for healing. If this isn’t your first time giving birth, then you’ll know what I mean when I say that post-delivery, there’s a lot of healing that needs to happen. I try to stay as oblivious as possible to the damage done, and focus on the healing. Giving your body the nutrients it needs will help you heal faster and feel better sooner. This will enable you to be a better mama because you’ll be getting back to yourself sooner, rather than later. Here is my list of 5 Foods to Scarf Down After Giving Birth 1. Chickpeas. These babies are super high in Zinc. Zinc is an essential nutrient to help your body heal, repair…

Miracle Postpartum Tabbouleh Salad for Weight loss

This is the salad. The great Bambino (Sandlot anyone?!) of all salads for weight loss and milk supply. Like all postpartum mamas, two major issues on my mind are getting rid of the baby weight and keeping up a healthy supply. Now, parsley is a big player in this salad, and it’s been said it can lower your milk supply in large amounts. I have not experienced it, and Parsley is one of the healthiest foods you can eat, which is why I call this a miracle salad. Plus, this salad has way more Bulgur in it, which is a grain full of fiber and minerals that promote a healthy milk supply. Either way, I have a substitute for you in the recipe if you are concerned and don’t want to risk it! I have also have a gluten-free substitute for the Bulgur as well! I go over the specific health…

Honest Review of Beach Body On Demand From A Non-Coach

I think its safe to say most of us have a friend that would love to sell us their Shakeology and sign us up for their fit camp, or add us to their accountability Facebook group. The industry is a bit saturated now, but I can totally see why. The selling point, Get paid to get fit and post on Facebook!, that I’ve seen is attractive in and of itself. But, what I REALLY WANT TO KNOW, is does it work? Is it all hype, or is it a great workout? I saw the advertisement for Beach Body on Demand’s free 14-Day trial, and thought I’d give it a go, and report back to you all with an honest review! I attempted to report to you in diary-form. So you can get an idea of what it looks like to work out with kids. I took some video footage, but…

6 Foods Better Than A Cup of Coffee for Moms

I’m not sure about you, but I live off of coffee. My coffee cup is basically attached to my hand like an IV. Let’s face it, us Millennial moms do everything. Probably too much of everything. We cultivate organic vegetable gardens, teach our 8 month-old-babies to read and pursue emotional intelligence with a vengeance. We are over-achieving to say the least, and sometimes our bodies get a bit run down from our zealous ideals. I know that coffee isn’t always the best way to get back the pep in your step. Especially after a long night of researching various parenting methods focused on love, understanding and empathy…time outs just don’t cut it anymore do they?? Well, let me help you, by sharing the foods you can grow or eat that will give you a buzz that rivals your cup of coffee. Please note, this isn’t your standard healthy food list.…