The changes that happen to your body during pregnancy may leave you feeling less than confident once your baby is born.
The trick to bouncing back is to take steps to care for yourself as you adjust to the demands of motherhood.
Re-frame negative thoughts about your post-baby body in the context of what that body just did. For the past nine months, it carried and nourished a brand new life that was then brought into the world through the miracle of birth.
A few stretch marks and sags pale in comparison to this new joy in your life, but that doesn’t mean you want them in your life forever!
USE GEL-V DAILY FOR STRETCH MARKS & HANGING SKIN
If you’re now plagued with stretch marks or loose, hanging skin it’s time to add Gel-V to your daily beauty regimen. Gel-V is a topical, multi-purpose accelerating gel that helps to fade stretch marks away permanently while also tightening up loose skin on the abdomen and other trouble areas like the arms, legs and even your booty.
Depending on the severity of your skin imperfections, you can use Gel-Vone to three times per day. You’ll see the fastest results when you use Gel-V multiple times daily.
To view before/after photos of other moms just like you visit my Instagram @VannaBelt and scroll through the feed! Gel-V has been available for years now and it’s the best product out there for seeing quick results!
GET A BEAUTY BOOST
Being a mom is exhausting, but you cant neglect taking a little personal time. Schedule special self-care like a massage or pedicure so that you can unwind. Hit up the makeup counter at your favorite boutique, get a haircut or do anything that makes you feel beautiful.
Dont obsess over reinventing yourself. Just have fun and enjoy getting pampered every now and then. At home, use good quality skin care and beauty products to bring out a glow that automatically increases your confidence.
MOVE WITH PURPOSE
Exercise is more than just a tool for weight loss. A good workout gets your blood pumping and boosts the hormones that make you feel happy.
Talk to your doctor about what kinds of exercises are safest after pregnancy, and consider working with a trainer to build a regimen that you enjoy doing. This not only helps you regain muscle mass and slim down but also gives you something positive to focus on every day.
RESIST MAKING COMPARISONS
Everyone has seen the new mom jogging along with her baby in a stroller, looking as though she never gave birth at all. If thats not the reality of post-pregnancy for you, dont put yourself down by wondering what youre doing wrong.
Many factors affect how a womans body looks during and after pregnancy, and chances are that fit-looking mom is feeling just as awkward about the changes she went through as you do.
Making time for yourself and sticking to healthy habits is the best way to get your confidence back after having a baby. Remember that the post-baby shape doesnt last forever. Every day is a new opportunity to discover something else to love about your body.
Follow me on Instagram @VannaBelt for daily motivation, inspiration and tips!