And the fat just melted off!?!?

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!

About strengthinmoms

I am the proud mom of two beautiful boys.  During my first pregnancy I exercised somewhat but didn’t know how to adjust to my changing body.  Eventually I just stopped and let my pregnancy take over because I thought the aches and pains were telling me to stop.  When I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I was told I needed to stop teaching cardio kickboxing and go easy during bootcamp.  I was very frustrated and confused.  I was pregnant, not injured?!  So I did my research and found out that I was right - I CAN do all of the things I was doing!  I just needed to be in tune with my body and listen to it.  I maintained my fitness levels, my core and total body strength and my relaxed state of mind.  I knew that being a mom did not mean letting go of who I am - a Strong and Fit Woman.  I deserved an hour a day to focus on my mind & body and ultimately my baby and family as well. * My passion in life is to help moms get fit and maintain their strength throughout their pregnancy and beyond.  * I am the owner of Strength in Moms - Prenatal & Postpartum Personal Training in Atlanta, GA
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1 Response to And the fat just melted off!?!?

  1. Thank you for this post. It is wonderful! I can’t tell you how many non-nursing moms have said to me, “you’re nursing so you’ll lose the weight”. Not true. Nursing, like fitness & nutrition is a lifestyle commitment.

    Great articulation Katie!

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