To all my mummy’s out there – don’t let these celebrities fool you when they show how quick they shed their baby weight. Most of them have fake bodies anyway and result to surgery to look good for the gram. Never let them be your idol and think you need to look anything like them to have confidence in yourself.
Before I had a baby I was so confident with my figure, to be honest I’ve been blessed I never really needed to go gym but I did go so I could feel good and to keep fit. Being an active child from the age of four I naturally had a sporty figure and it didn’t really take much to maintain it. I could eat whatever I liked and it would never show (we thank God!)
I took part in swimming, gymnastics, dance and athletics till I was about 18 and just remained fit up until my last month of pregnancy.
Fast forward to 6 weeks post pregnancy and I can’t lie I’m not really feeling myself. Yes I’ve lost majority of my baby weight, but I’m soooo far away from where I was before and where I want to be. One thing I had to tell myself is that it’s actually okay to look the way I do right now – I’ve carried a baby for nine months and my body did a whole lot of changing it’s inevitable that it’s going to take some time to get back to normal. But I do have those days where I look at my pre pregnancy body and keep wishing I looked like that.
Until I get the go ahead from my GP at my 6 week post pregnancy check up I’ve not been able to go back to the gym, but I do some light exercises at home with the baby which do keep me feeling like I’m doing something to help get my figure back.
I loved my pregnancy body it was beautiful knowing how the body can change so dramatically because it is preparing for the life of a new being and I love him sooooo much now he’s here so all of the 9 months was sooooo worth it. The stretch marks, the big granny knickers I had to wear during pregnancy (and after!) the big leaky boobs I have now, the belly that just doesn’t look flat anymore, the list goes on !
To all my sisters reading this who have had babies, don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t get your body back straight away, but what I can say is look after your body remember it’s your temple! Don’t expect it to go back to normal if you are not willing to make a change in your lifestyle through your diet and fitness.
Soon I will be starting my fitness journey again and I cannot wait to share it with you all!
My last peace of advice for you beautiful people – Love yourself first otherwise no one else can!