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Along Abbey Road | A Lifestyle And Family Blog : 6 Steps To A Fit Post-Baby Body


6 Steps To A Fit Post-Baby Body

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The post-baby bod can be a little intimidating to whip back in to shape. Especially if you aren't a hardcore work-out enthusiast like me. Here are a few of my must-have tips and things I have used to get my pre-baby body back (which is still very far from where it needs to be, but good things take time)!

1. Home body wraps. My friend Jeni is a health and fitness adviser and she sent me one of these wraps to try out. They are becoming quite a big trend, so I am sure you have heard of them. Honestly, I usually am that person that is the big skeptic of at-home fitness products, but these wraps work wonders! They pull in excess bulge and tone up problem areas. I only did one wrap, which took 45 minutes and within a week I lost 3 inches around my lower belly. Apparently my uterus wasn't back to its normal tightness because the wrap sucked it back to shape. Also, my belly had some of that cellulite looking flab (sorry if that's TMI) and it helped decrease the visibility of cellulite and loose skin. The awesome thing about these wraps is you can do them every 3 days and they help cut a few inches with each use! You can use the wraps anywhere on your body too, but for us mommy's looking to get fit, I recommend using the wraps on your tummy. There is also stretch mark cream! That one's a no-brainer. You can purchase the wraps and packages here on Jeni's website. Jeni offers all types of fitness and health advice too, so be sure to contact her! I sincerely recommend trying the wraps out. They are all natural and cheaper than getting a wrap at the spa, so then you don't have to get a babysitter either! Bottom line, skinny wraps are the bomb and you need them in your life, mother or not.

2. Water! Water! Water! I cannot say it enough. I drink about 96 oz a day. I do breastfeed, which is why I drink around 12 glasses per day. It helps flush out extra toxins, drop pounds, and keeps skin bright and clear. That is important since we all know those crazy hormones can cause acne and break outs. No thanks.

3. Cucumbers. This is the best snack for losing weight and keeping your skin and body healthy. This article here highlights the major health benefits of cucumbers, such as assisting in weight loss, hair growth and gum health. I don't know about you, but my gums have taken a beating with the elevated hormone levels and all my hair in the front seems to have fallen out recently. Awesome. Cucumbers, let's be best friends, shall we?

4. Homemade sugar body scrub. This is the easiest scrub in the world. Mix 1 part almond oil with 2 parts brown sugar. I usually mix 2 tablespoons almond oil with 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Apply liberally to stomach, arms and thighs to exfoliate and brighten skin. Almond oil is a great natural topical treatment for healing scarring, so this is perfect for mamas who with c-sections scars!

5. Yoga. Physically, mentally and emotionally stimulating. This is my path to losing my last 10 pounds. Need I say more?

6. Free weights. I officially have flabby, toneless arms. I do deltoid, bicep, and tricep lifts with 5 pound dumbbells once a day after yoga. I don't know if you know this, but the gun shop will be calling soon to get these guns back (insert mental image of me flexing my soon to be buff biceps).

Post sponsored by Wrap Me Skinny

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At June 25, 2012 at 9:14 AM , Blogger Alyx said...

Okay, so my only thought is this - aren't those wraps temporary?? Like, the inches don't stay off?

At June 25, 2012 at 10:24 AM , Blogger Emma Frances said...

I love this! I am going to need this in just a couple months!

At June 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Totally going to eat cucumber all the time now that I know it helps with all that!


At June 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Jan said...

Today after work will be my official first day in the Yoga Classes world and I'm excited! :)

The $50 Shabby Apple Gift Card Giveaway on my blog is almost over so make sure to enter! :)

At June 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I think it's amazing how honest you are about your post-baby body. Your body just did and amazing thing, and you are now a super beautiful mom.

Keep up the hard work!

At June 25, 2012 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Lauren Gardner said...

this is great! How did you make that picture collage?

At June 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM , Anonymous Jeni Keller said...

@Alyx Results last 2-6 months PER applicator :) If you're interested in trying them for yourself, visit https://wrapmeskinnywithjeni.myitworks.com Or message me on facebook at www.facebook.com/wrapmeskinnywithjeni

Have a great night!

At July 2, 2012 at 5:06 PM , Blogger kendra @ little almanac said...

You are looking awesome! I'll have to keep that wrap in mind for post-baby boy in 11 weeks :)


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