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10 Habits That Helped Me Say Goodbye To My Preggo Clothes

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Let’s be realistic. There are a TON of “lose-the-baby-weight-and-get-back-into-your-skinny-jeans” articles floating around.  

 

This post ain’t one of them.

 

I’m not gonna tell to only cook organic meals from now on, to hit the gym every morning at 7 a.m. or to give up pizza. Let’s be serious.

 

Getting healthy after giving birth to Olivia was hell. I mean hard. Ain’t gonna lie. Do you think a sleep deprived momma wants to drink a green smoothie for breakfast after being peed on at 4am? No! Moms want a crepes filled with banana + heavily drizzled with Nutella.

 

So evidently, it took a while.

 

A whiiiile.

 

To put things into perspective, the day Olivia turned one I was still holding on to my maternity stretchy pants for dear life. That made me feel a little sad, ya’ know?

 

I promised myself, next Monday I would start eating healthy. I would start working out again. But that day never came.

 

Months when by + I kept on eating burgers + lava cakes + ordering take out to take the edge off.

 

The tipping point for me was the day I was playing with Olivia in my closet + I saw her step into the scale. Of course she can’t grasp the concept of “weighing herself” yet. But that visual hit home for me, ya know?

 

And there I found it. My motivator. My manifesto. The something bigger than myself I was looking for. A great enough WHY. A mission that could keep me going on the hard days when I feel like eating the entire fridge.

 

My T-Rex WHY is my daughter. She’s going to need a happy + healthy + sane momma to look up to when all the media is telling her that unless she’s 100 pounds, she is unworthy. Not under my watch.

 

So here’s my Mommy-festo: I shall attempt to not pass down my own messed up body issues to my daughter for she deserves a strong + confident mom that loves + respects herself, stretch marked + birth scar + cellulite , n all.

 

In this video I’m going to share with you the 10 healthy game-changers that helped me say goodbye to my pregnancy clothes and hello with open armed to this new body, my home with grace + gratitude.

 

Press play to dive right in.

 

 

Here’s a quick rundown of the 10 habits that helped me say “Esta La Vista Baby” to my preggo clothes:

1. I stopped trying to exercise. 

2. I cleaned my palate. 

3. I turned meal planning is a family affair. 

4. I take grocery shopping seriously. 

5. I adopt a “meatless Monday” mentality. 

6. I stopped eating Olivia’s left overs (cough cough animal crackers), if I’m not really hungry.

7. I stopped joking about being a mombie (a mom zombie). 

8. I ditched strict rules about what are “good foods” vs. “bad foods”. 

9. I splurge on special occasions. 

10. I no longer want my body back.

 

And there you have it folks. I started these healthy changes August 1st, so roughly 3 months ago. Today I’m happy to report that I feel lighter + happier.

 

Hope this video has motivated you, inspired you to continue on your own path to feeling your best.

 

Got some healthy tips of your own to add to the mix? Drop them in the comments below. I’m always up for an upgrade.

 

Talk to you soon.

 

Mayi Carles

 

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2 Responses to 10 Habits That Helped Me Say Goodbye To My Preggo Clothes

  • Lisa says:

    I applaud you Mayi! I didn’t have that realization until 3 years ago, when my oldest was 7. It’s been a looooong road but I’m getting there. My new strategy is to eat healthy 6 days a week, and Friday is our day of junk food. It’s amazing the amount of money I’ve saved by having a junk food day! I also found an exercise routine that I like, and it doesn’t involve a lot of jumping or running (which I hate) and I make the time for it. I used to think that I didn’t have time, but I do take the time to care for myself now.

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