This is a guest post written by Lauren Dzuris. Lauren runs FindMyCarSeat, a website on Car Seats that was created to help parents find the right car seat for their child, while giving them advice on everything from pregnancy to your child’s toddler years.
When we’re pregnant we have that “glow”. We feel great about ourselves; we’re happy to be as close as we are to our baby and no matter what we put on, our belly flatters our outfit.
Most women feel very confident when they’re pregnant, but a week or two after the birth that slowly diminishes. Not only have we gained a few extra pounds, but our bodies will never be the same! They are stretched out from head to toe! Although we can’t do much about what happened during our pregnancy now, we can lose weight and feel great again! It is very important that you lose your pregnancy weight now that way if you do plan to have another child in the future you’re not digging yourself even farther from your goal.
For a few tips on how to lose your weight successfully, consider these ideas!
Have a plan: Before you start trying to lose weight, you need a plan. Whether you plan what you’re going to eat for the week, or you have a whole workout schedule for the month, you need to have some type of plan so that way you can set goals on accomplishing your task!
Get rest: It is so very important that you get your rest. Between waking up in the middle of the night several times, you are probably exhausted already. So, get your rest that way you don’t run yourself down, and that way you actually feel good to workout.
Hydrate: When we keep ourselves hydrated we literally flush out our system, and we fuel ourselves with energy. When we’re dehydrated we can often feel lethargic, and not in the mood to workout. So, grab a few water bottles before you hit the gym.
Pick up hobbies: We often have hobbies like watching TV, playing video games, surfing the Internet, and many other sedentary lifestyle activities. So, find some new hobbies that involve playing with the kids, going to the park with your dog or even picking up on a volleyball or dance team!
Spend time together: Spend time together as a family, and be a kid with your kids. Play in the yard with them, go swimming with them, play tag, do what kids like to do. Kids have lots of energy and like to run around all over the place. Although it can be frustrating, it’s a great way for you to burn off some steam and some weight!
There are several ways to lose weight after pregnancy. Just don’t give up! Consider a few of these tips and you will find where you want to be in no time!