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Healthy Hacks for New Moms, Without the Pressure to Bounce Back
It’s the new year, and like most years I always want to start it off right with healthy eating and working out. But this year feels different. I am 10 months postpartum; I weigh a little bit more than I did before giving birth, but my body feels totally different.
When I first gave birth, it was exciting to see my body return to some sort of normalcy. I was on maternity leave, going for lots of walks, getting a bronzy glow and overall, I felt confident and proud of my body.
But as I returned to work and got into my new routine, I got kind of stagnant and maybe gained a few pounds back again. My focus had to be split in more directions, and I found that I wasn’t bucketing out much time for self-care. And truly, the thought of adding a workout class to my daily routine seemed too overwhelming.
So, this new year, I changed my mindset from being about the scale to being about how I feel. I wanted to find ways to spark happiness throughout the day with easy tasks that can make me feel accomplished, healthy and fulfilled without the pressure.
Here are five tips that helped me: