Okay, I’m going to be totally honest here. After having a baby (and, in my case, then twins!), your body probably won’t be the same. While none of us like to talk about it, pregnancy can mess with your shape and size in more ways than you know. I know after I had Ella and Rose, I really struggled with my post-babies body. Still, I’ve learned that it’s seriously important that you learn to love yourself no matter what. Here’s how you can do just that.
Book yourself a massage!
When you’ve just had a baby, everything is suddenly all about your kid (or kids). That’s fine. It’s normal. At times, though, you need to look after yourself. Taking the time to have a post-baby massage might be just what you need. For once, someone will be fussing over you rather than you doing it for everyone else. You can get some fabulous spa deals online if you book in advance, so why are you waiting?
Take a few sexy selfies
So, this might sound a little cheesy, but trust me on this one. When you’re feeling anything but sexy, it can be hard to have the confidence you once did. One way that you can remind yourself how truly beautiful you are is by taking a few selfies here and there. Being a new mom means that you hardly ever do your hair and makeup like you used to. Take the time to make yourself up and get glam. Then, take a few killer shots of yourself, just for you!
Be good to your body (and mind!)
It’s easy to get into unhealthy habits. When you’ve got little kids to care for, your time is seriously precious. You might find yourself eating junk food or skipping meals altogether. Doing so is seriously unhealthy for your body and mind. Instead, take the time to plan healthy meals and get the nutrients you deserve.
Workout when you get a chance
I know that this one is not as simple as it sounds. When you’re busy looking after kids, working out can be hard. Still, after you’ve put them down for the night, it’s worth doing just a little exercise. You can find loads of tutorials on YouTube that take just minutes to complete. From fat-burning cardio routines to legs, bums, and tums, there’s something for everyone. Get into the habit of doing at least one workout before bed. It will make all the difference.
Accept the way you are
Finally, here’s the point that I really cannot stress enough. You absolutely have to accept your body and love it! Take the time to look in the mirror as you’re getting dressed. Notice all the little things about you that are wonderful, from your legs to your tummy. Your post-baby body is never something that you ought to be scared of; it’s something you have to love. Tell yourself that you do, even if you don’t believe it right now. The more you repeat that mantra, the happier you will become.
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