Having a baby changes you in so many ways. How could it not? After I had Liam I knew I wanted to be my healthiest self for him. I have been a pretty healthy person since about 2009 (before then I think I would workout once a week maybe!) But I have made a few lifestyle changes since having him and I wanted to share!
5 Lifestyle Changes I Made After Baby
Weight Watchers: I have mentioned before how I planned during my pregnancy that I would start WW after I had Liam. Well when he was 6 days old I signed up. Yes that sounds crazy, BUT I was not nursing and I knew I needed something to keep me accountable. I have to say it’s been amazing. I do not ever feel deprived and I am paying so much more attention to what I am putting in my body. This is a change I want to continue for a long time. I have 5 lbs of baby weight left and I have about 20 lbs to go to my ultimate goal weight (AKA wedding weight). Then I will just hopefully switch to maintain rather than lose.
Collagen: Another thing I started about 3 weeks after I had Liam was Collagen. I stir it into all of my coffee and I am obsessed! I read about it first on Peanut Butter Fingers blog. I think Julie is so sweet and knowledgeable so I am going to let her post explaining Collagen explain it 🙂 I see huge benefits with my digestion, hair, skin, nails, and metabolism!
Vitamins: I took a prenatal vitamin from the day we started trying for a baby. In fact I am still taking one because the benefits are AMAZING. I also added in an Omega 3 supplement recently because I am just not a fish person. I also take hair, skin, and nail gummies which I have talked about before and I am a HUGE fan of! I feel as though taking the extra couple of minutes a day to ensure that I am giving my body all of the nutrients it needs is EXTREMELY beneficial.
Exercise Changes: I have been a lover of exercise for a long time. I always dabbled with workouts, but in about 2009 I started to really fall in love with them. Right now I am taking Barre 2-3 days a week, working out weekly with a trainer at my gym, walking 7 days a week at LEAST 4 miles and hitting my gym 3-4 days a week for cardio/strength combo. Mixing up my workouts weekly is so great for my body and I have seen huge changes. I have seen parts of my body toned up that haven’t been in the past and I think this combo is really working well for me.
Hydration: I love water, but with a new baby sometimes I forget to drink it often. I got an infuser bottle and I have been making infused water 2-3 times a day. My favorite combo is pineapple and cucumber. This really makes me drink a lot more water and I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it! This is the bottle I got and it’s REALLY inexpensive!
These lifestyle changes are for sure things I want to continue with for a very long time. I am not one to do quick fixes or temporary changes. When I do something I go all in.
Have you made any lifestyle changes lately? I would love to hear about it!