Looking for tips for losing weight after baby? I want to start this post by saying that there is nothing wrong with baby weight. It took 9-10 months to grow a beautiful new life, and it’s going to take time to get back to your pre-baby body (if that’s even what you desire). Don’t feel pressured to lose weight if you aren’t ready. Zoe is 11 months old and I’m just now getting into a really good groove. Take your time! But if you’re ready now, let’s dive in gorgeous! Remember, you can also shop everything you see on the blog throughout the post or via our shop page!
Let's chat workout routines that actually work! I love a good sweat session, but you know what I like even more?! RESULTS. Here are my go-to workouts for when I am working out at home. Shaun T's Insanity Max 30 is what I do most frequently. When I'm at the gym, I really love to do Jenna De Leon's workouts. I linked her social media pages so you can see some of what she does. Her app is great too btw! I also included John Benton's program, because I've personally seen it work really well for friends of mine. Be sure to consult your doctor before starting a new regimen!
No, really! When you look good, you feel good. Let go of the number on that silly scale, and focus on feeling good in your own skin - no matter where you are in your weight loss journey. Wearing cute workout clothes is my favorite way to stay motivated and confident in the gym (or at home).
Truth time ... when I was working full-time, finding time and energy to workout was really hard. Because of this, I would often workout at home 2-3 days a week when I had the energy to do so. Having tools at home that I could get a great workout in with has been really helpful in my journey. Just remember, you have to start somewhere. So if that means 1 day a week to start, then that's okay! It took me almost 8 months to really feel like I wanted to workout consistently and work on losing weight after baby. If it takes you longer, that's okay too. We have to go at our own pace.
I don't know about you, but my weaknesses are sugar and alcohol. Even though I know they hinder my fitness goals, it's still hard to resist at times. I have found some great alternatives that I turn to when I am needing to fight the urge. Identify what your areas of weakness are and commit to finding an alternative that you can turn to when you have a craving. For example, I also really love pizza but have tried to turn to cauliflower options when I can.
You are what you consume! Here are a few apps and books that keep me motivated and optimistic when I'm feeling down. Our diets don't only include food. Remember that if you're stuck in the comparison game or not seeing the results you are looking for.