Almost 11 months ago, I gave birth to my 2nd daughter. There are a lot of changes that take place after giving birth, from emotional to hormonal and of course the obvious physical changes. About 2 years ago, I shared How I Lost (ALL) My Baby Weight without Dieting when I was around 1 year postpartum after giving birth to my eldest daughter.
I still remember struggling to write that post because I didn’t want it to come across as another “weight loss” journey. Here I am again, the second time around, still struggling with how to share my post-partum journey in a way that reflects that it isn’t just about the weight.
See, the internet is filled with messaging that focuses on whipping back into shape after giving birth and losing weight FAST. As if that is the main priority after having a baby. As much as moms would love to go back to their old bodies, it just doesn’t happen very easily because life changes a LOT after a baby.
I thought having one baby was tough. Was I wrong!!! The second ti...
Today on the blog I am super excited to introduce a Guest Blogger, Sarah UmmYusuf from Nature's Nurture. I've always wanted to have more "cleaner" cleaning products in the house but always felt overwhelmed to start. I reached out to Sarah so she can share her tips to switching to non-toxic cleaning products without the overwhelm.
Sarah UmmYusuf is a non-toxic living mentor and teacher who loves helping people take charge of their family’s health. She created Nature’s Nurture in 2011 to document her journey to a non-toxic home, and to give others the confidence and peace of mind they need to protect their families from harmful chemicals. When she’s not busy reading product labels or making her own cleaning products, you can find her chasing after her 3 kiddos and drinking lots and lots of coffee.
Without further ado, let's dive in:
When you think of a healthy kitchen, I’ll bet you’re conjuring up images of organic foods lining your fridge shelves, whole grains in your pantry, and possibly...
Ramadan is fast approaching with less than 2 months to go! However before you start preparing, it's important to ensure that you have tried to make up the fasts you’ve missed from the previous year. Many women have around 5-8 days to make up and as the year goes by and gets busy, the time flies by! It can be easily forgotten but it is an excellent habit to make up these missed fasts before starting a new Ramadan.
One of the main reasons why a lot of people wait a longer period of time before making up fasts is because fasting outside of Ramadan is a very different experience. That amazing sense of community and feeling of oneness with our fellow Muslims is lacking, and it can feel quite isolating and tiring fasting when it’s not Ramadan. On top of that, many people choose to take time off work/school (if possible) as much as they can during Ramadan in order to focus on worship and spending time with family.
As our lives remain busy and active, and as we feel alone in our f...
Before you start reading this, I want you to know that this isn't a typical mommy-motivational weight loss blog post. Let's face it, after XX months of taking care of your baby, sleepless nights, and endless diaper changes, going from fad diet to fad diet with none to little success can be frustrating.
This blogpost is not about me putting you on a diet to lose your baby weight. You know why? Because I didn't do it. And I would never recommend any of my clients to go on a strict diet. So yes, it is possible to lose ALL your baby weight after giving birth and NO you do not have to feel miserable doing it.
I re-wrote this post one too many times and wasn't even sure if I wanted to share it. The reason I decided to share my story is because I have had so many people ask me how I lost all my weight. Most people assume I went on some crazy diet or I just naturally lost all the weight. Neither is true. It's not even like I was one of those women that only gained a few pounds durin...