Ta had just announced her pregnancy. With the bounce of emotions, thoughts were clear as mud.
With that big frown on her face, she wondered will she be able to pull that 26′ waist jeans ever again? Well That big smile on her lips spoke about something meticulous – the miracle that was about to happen inside her.
Although this period is over and done now, As of now Ta is a mother to her 8 month old baby boy, who’s managed to fit herself into waist 28′ jeans. Though there’s a labyrinthine airing due.
With the weight curtailing, the frequency of question’s that TA was been bombarded with, inflated. ” Did you really give birth to a kid?” whispered that aunt ” I think she eats nothing, or probably just air” spoke another one. Some thought it’s just my inheritance. Well no, its was a compilation of all the healthy habits I am made myself used to throughout the nine months of pregnancy and post delivery.
This post is for all those women who are struggling with post pregnancy weight. Answering all your curiosities about how to control your weight through pregnancy and still give birth to a healthy baby naturally. Today’s blog would all be about healthy eating during pregnancy, while taking care of all your body stretch marks and pigmentation, yet having a toned stomach after blowing it upto as big as 38″
So as soon as I got pregnant I was advised to eat a lot as now I was to sustain for two people . But I was very determined throughout to retain my fitness. So I made my own diet chart without compromising on any nutrition requirement for my baby.
First step of this process was to stretch my entire diet into small portions throughout the day. For my Gynecologist advised more protien, I was served Rasgulla’s. Apparently to reduce my sugar intake, I made sure I washed them before eating, just to ensure that I dont gulp any excess. I had 3 glasses of low skimmed milk without any sugar .
Working out was my utmost priority, and so I immediately started with my prenatal yoga right from 2nd month . And kept myself very busy with my daily chores . During first few month my placenta was low so I was advised by the doctor to bed rest . But soon after the 5th month of pregnancy I was leading a normal life. To swear, I literally never sat down during this period. Walking was one of the safest exercise I could do, and hence I made full use of it. I would walk from one end of my room to another vigorously.
Post the 7th month, I was liberated to start practicing yoga in full swing. This benefited me in not only keeping myself fit, but also led to a normal delivery. I was so scared all this while, while imagining those stitches on my lower abdomen. I had firm mind set to deliver my baby normally. I meditated my heart and soul towards it. Well, where there is a will, there is a way. I must say.
With all this workout going on, I swore by the healthy diet. I opted for healthy pulses pancakes, multigrain vegetable sandwich. These not only kept my calorie count under control, but also made sure my baby got all the neccesary nutrition to grow. Ofcourse I treated myself with a few cheat days, Who doesn’t?
Besides this, I used handmade moisturizer to keep my belly moisturized all the time. this helped me control the stretch marks. Dry brushing is another technique which I practiced religiously throughout my body except the stomach area once in morning and once before sleeping. It helped keep my hands and legs toned and kept pigmentation completely away from me.
Would be discussing my Post pregnancy regime in the upcoming blog. Stay tuned for Updates. And let us know your views in the comment section below.