MOMMY TALK: HOW TO LOSE THAT BABY WEIGHT?!
This is probably one of the hottest topics that mommies discuss: how to lose that baby weight?
The truth is, I was worried that after baby #2 it would be harder to lose the weight. I mean, that’s what everyone says, right? Keeping that in mind, I really tried to stay as healthy as I could while pregnant…But…the truth is, I cheated…pretty much daily. Can you blame me? After all, a happy mama is an important ingredient to a healthy baby! All in all, I tried my best to keep a relatively balanced diet with healthy foods and workouts.
When it comes to exercise in the summer, I usually love running by the lake, occasional visits to the gym and I’m a devoted yogi, practicing yoga 3 -5 days a week. For years, I was hooked on Core Power yoga…but when I was pregnant with Leonix, things changed.
Suddenly, my body didn’t react well to heat so I decided to start new style of yoga: Ashtanga.
LOSE BABY WEIGHT with Ashtanga Yoga
Now, I am obsessed! If you’re looking to drop some baby weight and cherish your temple of a body, here are 4 reasons why Ashtanga is perfect for you.
REASON #1: ASHTANGA YOGA IS INSPIRING
To be honest, I didn’t believe that it would even be possible to achieve the poses she was doing in her beautiful images.
We started with a modifying practice as I was 4 months pregnant. Although I still have a long way to go, I can’t believe what I am able to do today with my body.
REASON #2: ASHTANGA IS THE YOGA GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
Once you learn it, you own it and you can practice anywhere anytime.
What’s also amazing is that once your body memorizes it, you flow without thinking what’s next. I love that!
REASON #3: THE RESULTS ARE AMAZING
Every time I practice Ashtanga, I feel like I am getting stronger, leaner, and more flexible. My yoga practice played a huge role in me losing my baby weight fairly quickly.
REASON #4: FLEXIBILITY IS KEY WHEN YOU’RE A MOM
Taking care of both kids in the morning and making it on time to a yoga class is a mission that’s almost impossible.
With Ashtanga at Yoga View there is a time frame of at least 2.5 hours and you can practice any time during this time frame. Each yogi works on his own practice at his own pace while the teacher adjusts and guides individuals when necessary.
In addition, once a week, when I don’t have a babysitter, I have my teacher, Alexia, come to my home for a private session. This was probably one of the best treats I gifted myself.
To learn more about Ashtanga, check out Alexia’s site and feel free to contact her with any questions you may have.
My latest workouts are at a Lift Chicago, It’s a boutique style gym with the most efficient formula as the workouts are only 30 min and it’s only $50!! I am obsessed and I see results.
I hope you are inspired to stay fit and healthy
Hair: Alexa at Zazu
Photography: JHC Productions