The one thing no one tells you about having a baby is how difficult it is on your perception of your body image and your self esteem.
I mean, there’s a whole 9 MONTHS during your pregnancy where you really just don’t feel like yourself and then at least another 9-12 MONTHS afterward where you pretty much just feel like a milk machine that can clean dirty diapers.
That is a huge chunk of your life.
One of the things that has really helped me feel like my old self again was getting my pre-baby body back.
Now, I’m not completely the same. My breasts will never look the way they did before, but that’s okay. I didn’t get stretch marks during my pregnancy, but I know other mom’s that wear theirs proudly (calling them “tiger stripes”) and that is great. You should be proud. Your body did something amazing.
For me knowing that my body is capable of doing something that miraculous made losing the baby weight seem like it would be a piece of cake! Unfortunately, it’s not.
Today I’m going to tell you how I lost the weight without the gym.
It’s all about diet. I personally don’t like feeling like I can’t eat something which is why I’ve always hating dieting. BUT what I’ve found is that it’s really not at all about what you eat, but rather how much of it.