Getting My Body Back 10 Months Post-Partum
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It has been 10 months since I gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy ever. I love watching him play and hearing his giggles. As much as I love watching him explore and be a baby, I do have to start spending some time taking care of me again. Here are some ways I have started getting my body back. Of course, it’ll never be *exactly* the same, but there are some things I can do to feel normal again.
Go to bed early enough
I’m a night owl and have always struggled to get to bed early enough. To start feeling normal again, I have challenged myself to get to bed earlier. Each week, I try to get myself to bed earlier and earlier. Of course, it means I also need to get out of bed at a decent time, too.
It’s so easy to shove a cheeseburger and Coke down my throat as I go through my busy day. However, eating better gives me more energy to get through the day, which is super important. I try to meal plan to help make my life a little easier. Eating better is not only good for me, but good for my kids!
Take walks around the neighborhood
You don’t have to be crazy into exercise to get back into shape. Trying to get 10,000 steps in a day is going to help you a lot. Your body needs to move and burn calories to lose some of the extra weight. Remember to try to burn more calories than you’re eating. Going back to simple science to lose weight is important.
Do your favorite things
Don’t let the fact that you became a mom stop you from doing your favorite things. I still enjoy getting out with my girlfriends, going to baseball games and enjoying my favorite chocolate treats every now and again.
“Rebuild” your muscle in areas affected by pregnancy
When it comes to curing female urinary incontinence, I have tried everything. The only things that have worked are using ApexM, along with a few exercises that I do. One thing I have learned is that I don’t have to live with incontinence. ApexM has helped me in so many ways. It helps stop the leaks by automating Kegel exercises to rebuild muscle in the pelvic wall. Join me and thousands of other women who want their bodies back. ApexM can help!
ApexM is a great cure. In only takes about 10 minutes, six days a week for 12 weeks. Make sure you are consistently using it – I don’t skip days!
Regaining that simple freedom I have lost from having babies is so important. I no longer need to worry about sneezing and wetting my underwear.
Talk to other women
When it comes down to it, talking to other women has also been helpful to me. Knowing I’m not alone and that I have other women to help me through this has been life-changing. Talk to your friends, sisters, aunts and grandmas; soon you will discover that you’re not alone in the changes happening to your body post-partum.
You’re not alone
Whether you are post-partum or have been having the issue of an overactive bladder for years, there is hope. I can’t tell you how hopeless I have felt over the years, but now I feel as though I’m getting my body back. Getting my body back 10 months after having a baby has been quite the journey. However, I know I’m not alone and I have some great tools to help me get to where I’d like to be. With healthy eating, exercising, using ApexM, I am on my way to being 100% me again.
What are you doing to help your body heal after having a baby? I’d love to know. We’re not alone in this motherhood thing, so let’s not pretend to be.