4 months post • no filters 🚫
Since my pregnancy I have a lot more respect for my body and what it’s capable of.
If I’m bloated that’s fine, if people think I’m too skinny or too fat that’s fine. I’m proud of my body and what it’s capable of. Before I had Jesse I would stress about what other people thought, about missing a gym session or eating some chocolate. I manage to get to the gym around once a week - some times not even that atm, and I try get a few home workouts in a few times a week. I am eating whatever I want to eat, if I want broccoli I have broccoli, if I want biscuits I have biscuits. Yes I have lost a lot of muscle but for everything my body has done this last year building that up isn’t a priority.
I am mindful of what I eat in the sense of I want to fuel my body with good food that is going to help it recover - while I was pregnant even more so as I new Jesse was getting it Aswell. Everyone’s different and different things work for different people but here are a few things that have helped me along the way! -staying hydrated 🚰 a lot of people mistake thirst for hunger -making treats at home 👩🏾🍳 even if it’s unhealthy treats, at least then you know what’s going into it! - you can always make a batch and freeze some if your stuck for time
-rest when need 😴I have stopped trying to force myself into training when I need to rest, I find that when I am over tired I binge for energy
-sweet treats after meals 🍬weather it be fruit or sweets, I have something sweet after a meal rather then starving myself of treats for 5 days and then having a day of cheat meals -having substantial meals rather then picking all day 🥗 if I graze I don’t ever get full all day, and I could keep going till I close my eyes ! - I now make sure each meal is hanging over my plate and I have a full belly by the end of it! -juices 🥥 if I have a day where I don’t feel like I have had enough veg I will make myself a juice before bed to make sure my body’s got what it needs that day!
Sorry if this post offends you, I want people to know it is possible to feel good in your skin after having a baby without training like a mad women or starving yourself.