Pregnancy takes your body through a journey it has never been before on, and what a wild journey it is. Hormones raging, belly growing, feet swelling, back aching and this to only name a few of the things you might be faced with. I was lucky enough to go through a very nice and easy pregnancy without morning sickness or nausea, no major pains and only a mild sleep discomfort towards the end. I did my best to stay in shape, I paid extra attention to what I ate, still went regularly to my yoga classes, went swimming and walked for at least one hour every day.
So of course getting back into shape after giving birth was one of my top priorities. Not the top one, mind you - the top one was getting some sleep. Didn't manage to accomplish that in the first few weeks, but as things started to settle down and my baby and I found our rhythm, I was ready to take some action. I have to admit, breastfeeding has played a major role in dropping some of those extra kilos I was left with after giving birth. Also, because I was breastfeeding I had to pay even more attention to what I ate but this didn't mean I went on a very strict diet. Then I decided it was time to get back to my yoga routine and add some extra crunches in the mix. Well, that proved easier said than done. Days went by and I couldn't find the time for all the activities I wanted to do. It seemed as though I was spending my days breastfeeding and changing diapers with not much else in between.
That's when I found the perfect way to cheat. Shape wear is the greatest invention ever! There is nothing more important than feeling comfortable with your body after such a major life event, and shape wear can definitely accomplish that for you. I found the perfect slip dress at Jewel Toned, and the best part is I can wear it on its own or layered underneath a dress or any outfit for that matter. Their products are meant to be seen, right on the underwear as outerwear trend, they come in bold colors and they have the ability to form with your body as it changes. I definitely feel more comfortable now that I am wearing this and my self esteem just got a major boost.