Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Operation: Postpartum sanity


Friends, if you've had a baby or going to have a baby or even seen a mother in the grocery store with a tiny baby who's about to lose her MIND, you know it's not easy to have a baby. Especially after the fact. You've spent so much time planning for said child that it's easy to forget about yourself. I've been trying to implement a little sanity into my postpartum-ness with the birth of my second and wanted to share some of it with you. Hopefully, this will evolve into something regular, but we'll see. I've got a baby, you know.

My first postpartum tip has to do with weight loss, or in my case, the lack thereof. Weight loss with the firstborn was, dare I say it.....easy. This one? Not so much. Weight has made itself comfortable. Weight has been around awhile. Weight is not going anywhere without a fight.

However, I don't want to wear maternity stuff and my nursing clothes (upcoming post planned on what kind of clothes are nursing clothes) forever, so what kind of clothes can I really invest in as a stay-at-home mom or weekend warrior mom that don't feel so temporary?

Listen up, friends.

Workout clothes.

What? Yes! They have stretch, are very forgiving (yoga pants), go well with no make-up and a ponytail, and guess what? You can actually WORKOUT in them!

And.... I'll admit it, this has been my mommy trick of yore. Whenever I have rolled out of bed, late to the preschool drop-off line, it's not a tee-shirt and running pants kind of look I go for. It's a "I'm just about to dash to pilates" or a "I go to the gym so often they don't even check my membership anymore" kind of look. Maybe I'll make it to the gym. Maybe not. But the point? You will THINK I've already been to the gym (depending on how rough a night it was) or I'm on my way there.

And maybe, just maybe, I'll make it there someday.


KH said...

Genius :)

Us said...

It is a rare day that I'm not in my Target yoga pants/capris. And while I can't blame it on being a postpartum mommy, since I have long lived in such pants, it has become a saving grace with that extra saggy belly skin/fat. Paired with a tank in the summer or a plain long sleeve shirt in the winter...I'm set.

It's a good think we love these kids.

Sharone said...

Sneaky mama! ;)

I like your trick. And I have to say, I was tempted to go everywhere in yoga pants yesterday. have no kids and no real excuse except feeling like normal clothing was too much effort. :D

Cheryl said...

Found you through Rescued Remnant. I do the same thing! I call it my "Sporty Spice" look, and I totally agree about yoga pants being forgiving.
Fun post!
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