A guide for new mums who are trying to stay healthy and sane
Every child is different, and every mum is different, but it’s important to remember that there are people who do want to help you. There are plenty of us who remember the mental and physical strain of becoming a new mum – and it’s an ongoing process. Nobody really knows what they’re doing; trusting your instincts is the best way to go. But you need to remember to take care of yourself, no matter your lifestyle. As the old saying goes…you can’t pour from an empty cup.
You need to make sure you keep exercising if you want to stay healthy and sane; I know this is easier said than done when you’re a busy mum. You just need to find a way to fit physical activity into your existing daily routine. Perhaps you could create a home gym? That would be a smart way to stay physically healthy even if you’re stuck in the house all day. When I was on maternity leave with Arlo I took part in Mum and Baby classes and I really enjoyed it. I was gutted to stop when I went back to work! It’s so important to take care of yourself.
Improve your diet
You’re probably so focused on the food your child is eating that you keep forgetting to make sure you’re eating well. Think of it this way; you need to take care of your health so you can take care of your child well. Make sure you eat plenty of nutritious food; get lots of fruit and veg into your meals.
Poor emotional wellbeing can slow your metabolic system; the stress of being a mum can cause your weight levels to fluctuate, even if you are eating well. Isagenix products can help, so you might want to do some research on those.
Your mental wellbeing is still important when you become a mother, even more so than ever before. If you think you’ve started to ignore your own feelings, it might be time to start opening up to those close to you. You might find that you can start to overcome your mental struggles once you get them out in the open. The goal is to start being kind to yourself; allow yourself the luxury of spending time with friends and family. Tell them when you’re struggling.
*This is a collaborative post.