Welcome to my Blog about fitness, workouts, diet and about my personal fitness journey
We all have different style for everything in life, different values, different goals, but we all do have something in common. We all want to be healthy & happy.
I never thought this will be me.... But I've learned a lesson and I am here to help you to make your journey easier.
A new mum. A new child. A new challenge.
MISTAKES I'VE MADE TO GET TO MY PRE PREGNANCY BODY:
1. I didn't let myself heal and let my body recover after traumatic pregnancy. This takes time. I was impatient.
2. I've put too much pressure on myself to send out the positive message, that you can be fit and just had a baby, but I simply wasn't capable as I wasn't feeling well. Too much of baby blues, which made everything much harder and impossible to handle.
3. I ignored my symptoms of incontinence when I started running (6 weeks post birth) and later it proved I had serious issues with it and I was banned running and lifting weights.
4. If I've put more pressure on myself to do pelvic floor exercises and let my body heal, feeling no pressure to bounce back, I would benefit hugely.
5. In the first few months, I wish I just focused on my baby and enjoyed those precious moments and I WISH I was just going for long walks. But I didn't.
6. Feeling embarrassed about my new post natal body. THIS IS WRONG! This is so wrong and unnecessary! Your body is BEAUTIFUL. The purpose of it was to create your little happiness, your little one. You might take longer then other mums to get the body you will be happy with, but that doesn't make you any less beautiful and YOU WILL HAVE THE BODY YOU ARE HAPPY WITH. Little changes on daily basis will make powerful changes in a long run. Such as:
* Drink plenty of water
* eat 3 meals a day
* cut down sugar intake, such as buscuits and cakes and replace them with fruit
* walk miles
* join postnatal fitness class
* go outside and get fresh air
* spend time with good friends
MY ADVICE TO YOU WHEN YOU GIVE BIRTH:
Time will pass anyway. No matter what you do. Pressure yourself, make everything harder in already very hard situation. Looking after newborn and dealing with your brand new body. It is terrifying how much body changes, but the body will return to its normal and it will take time. Some women are luckier then others. Some women have enjoyable pregnancies and some have very difficult to cope and you have to remember that. No matter what type of pregnancy you've had, we all need to give birth and we all need to let time for our body to heal in its own pace. Some of us have experienced difficult births, that ended up with serious health issues afterwards, such as infections, hemoroids, tears, incontinence, prolapse, post natal depression etc.
EVERY BODY IS DIFFERENT.
LET YOUR BODY HEAL.
LET YOUR EMOTIONS HEAL.
ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT.
CALL A FRIEND WHEN YOU NEED A CHAT.
CALL A FRIEND TO COME AND LOOK AFTER A BABY THAT YOU HAVE A SLEEP.
GO FOR A WALK AND INCREASE WALKING OVER AMOUNT OF TIME.
DO PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES.
ENJOY TIME WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE. TIME GOES QUICK.
This is very important for you to know. It took me nearly two years to get to my pre pregnancy body. But it wasn't that I didn't try. It wasn't that I didn't know what I had to do. Simply, things were not straight forward. I tried many, many times to stick to "a plan", but my brain had a different plan for me. 0 motivation for MONTHS. When you are not feeling right, the last thing you need is to put that extra pressure to succeed to get to pre pregnancy body.
Just take your time.
You will get there....
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