For some of us, losing those post-pregnancy pounds are much harder than we anticipated, especially the second time around. In fact we somehow manage to pack on the pounds (both physically and metaphorically) postpartum.
But what if I told you that there are some really easy ways to make your spirit lighter and to shed some weight post-pregnancy (or once your little one is too big for you to use as the excuse for the extra pounds you may be packing) and beyond? And perhaps the best part is you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods.
1. Stop hanging out with “negative Nancy”
Stop spending your time with people who are quick to spew negativity your way. Let it go; and by let it go, I mean them, the relationship. Have a friendship that has run its course? One that depletes you rather than fuels you? Some relationships are only meant to last for a season. Free yourself of the sense of obligation and move on.
2. Purge your closets
Rid your closets and drawers of all those outfits you’ve been saving just in case. I once read that if you haven’t worn it in over a year then it is time to let it go. Donate your (gently used) treasures and help someone else who might otherwise go without. While you’re at it, tackle other spaces in your home. I love the feeling that comes with letting go of excessive stuff.
If you’ve been holding a grudge now is as good of a time as any to let it go (see a pattern here?). Instead of waiting for an apology, make the decision to free yourself of the anger and hurt you’ve been carrying with you all this time. Sure, you won’t forget, but I’m certain your heart will feel less heavy.
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