When it comes to having babies, you may not realize all of the changes that your body goes through. One thing you may notice right away, after having a baby, is that it can often be harder for you to lose weight and you might even feel as though your body parts just aren’t what they used to be. Remember though, you made a life and your body is an amazing thing!
Get Your Self-Esteem Back
You are a wonderful human being and you brought life into this world, so don’t let a few droopy bits or a little extra weight around your middle keep you from feeling like the amazing person you are. If you suffer from postpartum depression you need to get therapy. If you don’t, you may still need to get out of the house once in awhile.
You’re not going to make a daily thing out of retail therapy or gym visits, or even girl’s night’s out, but you should make it a weekly thing. Try on new clothes, spend time with friends, and work on feeling better about yourself.
Eat A Healthy Diet To Increase Your Energy
Your health is important, especially now that you have a little one to take care of. You need to make sure that you have the energy to get through those long days of motherhood (babies never seem to stay on the same sleeping schedule). Protein is a great way for you to boost energy, and you can get more in your diet with animal by-products (meat and eggs), with tasty nuts, and even through some different vegetables.
Start Working Out (When You Can)
As a mom to a toddler, most of your fitness is chasing children. As a mom to a newborn baby, you may feel like all of your time is monopolized by the new baby. No matter which you have (or both) you want to try to fit in a little bit of actual fitness into your day.
Do fifty crunches a day to work on that belly you’re not happy with. Lift some weights each day to work on avoiding those wings moms start to get. Fit a little fitness in whenever you can and the efforts will add up.
Do Your Best To Get Sleep
Your body heals itself when you sleep, so you need to do what you can to get some sleep, even when you have a newborn keeping you up at night. The key is to slip sleep in at every chance you can get (like when the baby is asleep, even if it’s the middle of the day).
Naps can be useful, for you more so than the baby. Don’t let your baby get naps during the day if you want them to sleep during the night. Take turns with your significant other, too, so that you’re both getting some sleep from time to time!