After my first child was the first time I actually had to put a little effort into my diet and fitness routine. I actually didn’t work out much before this.
One thing that I realized about working out, is that it helps me mentally to get in a good place, but I can’t get to obsessive about it.
I think this is one of the reasons I love short workouts. I also love changing thing up, as it keeps things interesting.
Every girl has her problem areas or spots they don’t like on their body. One thing I will say, is that I have pretty good abs even if I fluctuate a little bit in weight, and my stomach tends to stay pretty flat and toned. I’m only telling you this because I think this is why people ask me what my diet or fitness routine is, but to be honest that’s my one place where I hate to say this, but I think it’s a little bit of genetics.
After both of my babies I would try to make healthy choices and calorie count. I’m a firm believer in calories in, and calories out. When it comes to losing weight, it’s a mathematical equation. But I hate restricting myself on when I can and cannot eat.
So, if I’m trying to lose weight, whether it’s just three or 4 pounds that I’ve gained over a good summer, or in that stubborn baby weight, I find eating healthy small portions throughout the day, and cutting calories at night, seems to work best for me.
This means no treat or alcohol after 6 PM. Usually, if I do this I can tend to shed those unwanted pounds. It took me 4 months after both kids to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, and then two more months to feel like I was somewhat toned and back to normal.
After my first baby I got a little bit obsessive with both my workout and diet. Although I didn’t have an ounce of cellulite on me (which I didn’t think was possible because every girl has her problem area), I wasn’t mentally in a great place.
I see the addiction and pressure of looking a certain way is a trap that many women fall into, especially after having kids.
One thing I’m going to address in this post, is that we often look at healthy fit people and think they have it all figured out.
But I’m the first to tell you that in my experience, that’s not always the case.
We all have addictions that show open in different ways, and it’s easier to judge those that you can see their addictions on the outside, but I’ve met so many physically fit women who are miserable inside.
So if you get one thing from this post, my advice would be to not over shoot your body goals this year.
Keep yourself in check, start small and stay consistent and you will find over time that this is something you more likely will be able to maintain.
And remember, don’t play the comparison game.
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