I have worked with moms of all sizes and shapes, and to this day I have only recorded one of my moms/clients that claims she lost her baby weight through nursing. If there is one common misconception about becoming a new mom that I can debunk here and now it is : The baby weight will fall right off through nursing.
All moms will lose weight at different rates and in varying amounts. The first discussion I have with new moms is that it took them 1 year to get to today….give yourself at least that long to get into your new post-baby body. Your body worked very hard to create this little angel (or angels). Give yourself a break and a reasonable amount of time to achieve the goal. That being said…The weight needs to come off. The pounds you put on during your pregnancy need to come off. Also, the more pounds you keep on between pregnancies, the harder it is to loose all of it after you are finished having children. This is due to your body being comfortable with the added weight as well as you are older….weightloss is HARDWORK!
Again, weight loss is HARDWORK! Especially for new moms! I had to work my butt off to change my body shape. I had to change my routine, my intensity and my nutrition. That being said, I did NOT diet. I HATE that word. I changed my lifestyle! The relationship moms have with their bodies is a volatile one. We fight a love/hate emotion everytime we look in the mirror. One interesting observation I have seen is that many moms don’t seem to judge their bodies as harshly if they are in a picture holding their kids (especially if their child is placed perfectly in front of their midsection :)) If we are standing alone…we judge and critique! THAT isnt fair! We are wonderful moms who constantly put others first…put that same energy back into yourself, recommit to your health and wellness & be a strong & fit mom. Stand up proud when you look in the mirror. Moms all over the world are responsible for bringing these children into this world and our bodies are the trophy of all of our hard work. Be proud! Be Strong! Be Fit!