Loving your #MOMBOD. No Guilt. All Grace.
I opened the countertop-height makeup mirror in my bathroom which was directly in front of my brand-new postpartum stomach. There I saw a very large and startling scar (c-section), stretch marks that only appeared after Hazel was out of my tummy, and a completely different abdomen than what was there before. It was both shocking and horrifying.
Something kicked in. This inner voice. This voice of reason and gentleness.
At that moment, I instinctively knew that there were two choices available:
1. To look at this body with dismay and discouragement
2. To give myself tremendous amounts of GRACE for the body that just birthed my new favorite tiny little human.
Although there was a lot of noise in my head during those minutes, I knew I would choose Option Two. Despite the stretch marks, despite the changes, I wanted to LOVE MY BODY.
For the way I had grown a human inside that belly -
For the way I was strong and could pick up my newborn -
For the way I was functioning (on very little sleep) -
For more ways yet to be discovered.
I knew THIS BODY was my only body and THIS LIFE was my only life. I wanted to embrace both, and I wanted to shower myself with love.
And that’s just what I did. I let go of the guilt and fell into GRACE. And ya know what? I lost weight more easily than I ever had. I didn't beat myself up. I didn’t obsess over every bite. My body knew naturally what it needed and for the FIRST TIME (maybe ever), I LISTENED TO WHAT IT WAS SAYING.
After choosing this approach to eating (and to life!) and being consistent for a few years now, I have packaged up my knowledge and want to share it with you. Next month, I will be teaching a HOW TO lesson, sharing my guilt-free, grace-filled approach to help you find a healthy, vibrant, glowing, and trim version of your gorgeous #MOMBOD. But I will only be teaching it inside of the Radiance Revolution (the monthly membership for moms to simplify and live on purpose)
So please, take this moment to get on the waitlist so you will not miss the opportunity to sign up!
For only three designated days next week, only Mamas who are on the waitlist will be able to join and view the membership class.
As a teaser for what you can expect in the membership class, I want to share a few SIMPLE tips that will add up to graceful and long-term changes:
Try to avoid carbs at dinner time.
This doesn’t mean we never eat them. Carbs are not strictly forbidden. However, by skipping the carbs at dinner time, you will avoid the sugars, breads, and other foods that cause weight gain while you sleep.
No eating after dinner.
This is a place where SO many of us sabotage our weight loss efforts. Perhaps we have eaten well over the course of a day, but all hell breaks loose when we put the kids to bed and bust out the chocolate. We can consume several hundred calories without even being aware of it. No fun!
Eat as many veggies as possible.
We all KNOW to eat them, but the fact is, we are probably not doing so. Most often, we reach for a chip instead of a crunchy veggie. So buy a few veggies you actually like, cut them up so they are ready to grab, and the next time you reach for something, start with the veggies FIRST. If you are still hungry after a nice big serving of veggies, then by all means, have another snack. But START with veggies.
We over complicate our exercise goals, thinking that if we don’t go to the gym for a full hour, it doesn’t count. But you can have a dance party with your kids, take a walk, take the stairs. It adds up!!
Simplify your plan.
I’m a firm believer in what I call “habit stacking.” It’s how you make just ONE small adjustment at a time, allowing yourself to progress slowly, and you will find the change actually sticks! Modifying all your habits at once is a recipe for disaster.
I LOVE THE SIMPLE ROUTE!
Next month's topic in the Radiance Revolution is all about the #MOMBOD basics: self-love and sustainable, healthy habits for Moms.
Now when I say #MOMBOD, I mean the most healthy, glowing, vibrant, and trim version of your postpartum body. Minus all the guilt and loaded with grace!!
Make sure you sign up below to get added to the waitlist. That way you will get the special invite only chance to join (I’m not opening up the doors again until late Spring) and get the full #MOMBOD class!
The ✨ RADIANCE REVOLUTION ✨ is a monthly membership program where I give you the tools, inspiration, support, and community you need to be the kind of mother and human you are meant to be! You’ll learn ways you can achieve harmony in your home, health, relationships and money and you will be supported every step of your journey. The Radiance Revolution will help you wake up excited for your life
Hi, I'm Julia
I help moms clear clutter in their homes and hearts so they can focus on what matters.
The ✨ RADIANCE REVOLUTION ✨ is a monthly membership program where I give you the tools, inspiration, support, and community you need to be the kind of mother and human you are meant to be! You’ll learn ways you can achieve harmony in your home, health, relationships and money and you will be supported every step of your journey. The #MOMBOD Revolution will help you wake up excited for your life
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