Body change

I went from 165 before pregnancy to 230 while pregnant ...I gained so much weight with my twins and I can’t lose it. I’ve tried dieting and I can’t really exercise because I have no one to watch my girls. The gyms that offer child care are out of my budget. I want to do at home workouts but my daughters are alway at my side ... I can’t remember showering or using the bathroom without one of them with me. I’m struggling to even look at myself, I avoid it because I get upset with myself because I feel ugly and uncomfortable in my own skin. Anyone sharing similar struggles and how do you pull yourself out of feeling this way?

  • Kelly
    Nov 13, 2018

    Try the Keto diet! It’s super easy to follow, and you will see changes pretty quickly 😊

  • Brynne
    Nov 13, 2018

    Are you nursing? Keto is not recommend for nursing moms but I know so many people who do Keto and love it if your not :)

  • Cory
    Nov 13, 2018

    Start off by walking. Put the babies in the stroller and take them for a walk. Be it a walk around your neighborhood or park or whatnot. It’s hard getting out there but once you get started you’ll definitely gain the motivation. You’ve got this! If you can successfully raise two babies, you can lose the weight! Also try not to think in negative terms. Your babies are at your side because they trust you implicitly and love to be around you. That’s wonderful! Now just learn to trust in yourself and get yourself out there!

  • Heather
    Nov 13, 2018

    I held on to a lot of weight after my daughter and now son. I gained 65 lbs with my daughter and didn't lose much after the first week pp until she stopped nursing as frequently around 8 months. I also went vegan then and lost over 30 lbs in less than three months. I finally got back to my pre pregnancy weight the week of her first birthday.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 13, 2018

    Totally relate to this! It’s hard when you see other moms especially in social media/celebrities gaining back their pre baby weight quickly. Then you can barely make it through the day bcos being a wife/mom is no easy job, it’s 24/7?! What “slowly” worked for me is trying to make sure I eat healthier foods/snacks. There’s so many resources online on a particular diet, meal plan, etc. Never skip meals or starve yourself. Also same as above try to get moving more w/ your babies, walking, taking them to playgrounds/parks, etc. Baby wearing works great too, I saw one mom w/ twins baby wear one & placed one on the stroller. It’s like walking w/ weights & babies are heavy! As for exercise, like going to the gym, yoga or doing home workouts, ask some me time help from your husband especially on weekends, if that’s possible, or when your twins naps/sleeps, there are tons of 30mins & less exercises on youtube now. You can do it & you’re doing great as a wife/mom!

  • Michaela
    Nov 13, 2018

    Props to you, mama. You’re doing a great job and that body grew TWO human beings! That’s amazing. I also relate to this, I gained 65 pounds during my pregnancy with my son and I still have about 15 pounds to go to my prepregnancy weight that haven’t budged still 3 months PP (that’s significant when you’re my height). Looking in the mirror everyday is HARD. I hate it. I also have trouble finding time to exercise. I have to remind myself that the stretchy skin on my tummy is because my body was making my beautiful boy. It’s very difficult but keeping off of Instagram is really helpful for me. Also I think just making more effort to prepare healthier snacks like carrot sticks or cucumber slices ahead of time is helpful when you’re always busy. You’re not alone 💓

  • Lily
    Nov 13, 2018

    I went from 145 to 200, and have been stuck at 160, my baby is 14 months now. I know how you feel there is no time for you. Walking is the best, it’s like the only thing that kinda works with babies around.

  • Geena
    Nov 13, 2018

    Healthy eating and High Intensity Interval training (will only need 30 min of your time 3-4x a week and the rest of the week you can consider it an exercise as you walk your little ones for a stroll. Consistency and commitment is the key, this without fully compromising your time with your little ones ❤️

  • Camila
    Nov 15, 2018

    Do a low carb diet

  • Hayley
    Nov 20, 2018

    I used Beach body after I had our daughter and I plan to use it again after this one comes. I think 3 months was $40-50 but you can purchase a whole year and get a discount. I absolutely loved it, over 600 workouts so you will never get bored of the same routine. I highly recommend checking it out! Good luck!

  • Elle
    Dec 09, 2018

    Squata with babies as weights Lunges with babies as weights Situps with babies as weights Pushups, planks, and moubtain climbers, come down to kiss babies Arm curls with babies as weights Etc

  • Maritta
    Jan 16

    For me I’m into fitness have always been I’m a health freak, however with my son I gained almost 45lbs I was disgusted with myself and it took me 2 yrs to get my body into semi normal again my son is now 5yrs old and I just now reached my goal! I have learned to take it easy, use a more holistic, realistic goal start small for instance increase your water intake by 2 extra glasses do this for 3 days once accomplished move on to another small goal such as walking, or doing jumping jacks for 5 minutes repeat the small goal and accomplishment check off, until you are motivated, empowered and even more energized! Everything takes time! Trust the process and bê consistent and perseverante no matter how small the accomplishments n goals are!! Maritta