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Getting in Shape after Pregnancy

 Getting in Shape after Pregnancy

It’s time to take care of me.  Worry about my health and get fit.  Oh yeah, and change out that wardrobe.  No more layers, I am packing up the sweaters, pulling out my wedges and sandals, because it’s SPRING!  After getting pregnant with Dominic, I haven’t even been close to my goal weight.  Everyone says, you have three kids don’t expect to have the body you had in your 20’s.  Well I am so not agreeing with them and I am making my thirties my healthiest yet.  I will hit my goal weight and be healthier than ever.

 Getting in Shape after Pregnancy



Feel better about myself with and without clothes on.  I am not and will never be perfect, but I know what will realistically make me happy.

Have more energy, you know to keep up with three boys.

Fit into my favorite pair of jeans that have been sitting in my closet for 3 years (I refuse to give them up).

Hit my goal weight of 112, I weighed this at my first dr’s. appointment when I was pregnant with my second.

Set realistic goals weekly and stick to them.

Plan – Getting in Shape after Pregnancy

I made the decision to take a challenge of getting fit and healthy with the help of Walgreen’s Steps with Balance Rewards.  You  easily earn points when you buy featured items and track your healthy behaviors.

Holding myself accountable for minimum two mile daily runs, walking 10,000 steps and 5 days a week of acitivity.  Set up your daily goal chart and journal on Walgreens Steps with Balance Rewards.  Track your weight and what you are actually doing each day.

 Getting in Shape after Pregnancy with walgreens steps rewards


Smart Snack Shopping

Grocery shop realistically for items you will eat and have time to eat between baby.  Shop for portion control items, look at labels for ingredients and plan for 4 small daily meals and snacks throughout the day.  Make meals ahead of time when you can to make eating a meal easier.  I often found the day goes by and I haven’t had a chance to eat a real meal.

 Getting in Shape after Pregnancy try smart snacking

Hydrate with at least 4 bottles of water a day.  I hate to say this as an adult, but I don’t drink enough water – ever.  I am holding myself accountable with 4 bottles a day and nothing else.  No more soda but for my carbonated fix drinking a Delish sparkling lime spring water found at Walgreens.

I am a snacker and love chocolate.  I have traded in the junk food for granola, trail mix and for my chocolate fix, pomegranate covered in dark chocolate. Oh my goodness – YUM!  Everything in moderation and with serving size portions in check.

 Getting in Shape after Pregnancy conscious snacking


I am taking realistic steps to get healthy and reach my goals while having fun.  Taking the kids to the zoo for long walks and a healthy picnic.  Using the wagon or stroller to get my cardio in for walks in the neighborhood.


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Michelle Cantu is a digital influencer, entrepreneur and business owner. She built a thriving community dedicated to supporting parents and inspiring moms. Michelle is in her fifth year of homeschooling her 4 kids with her husband right outside of San Antonio, Texas. Instagram, twitter and facebook.

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8 thoughts on “Getting in Shape after Pregnancy

  1. Those are great snacking options too! I love those Brookside pom chocolates! Way to journal, that helps me stay accountable. And I think you already look great, but it’s all about how you feel. You can do it!

  2. Here’s to getting fit in your 30’s! Thanks for sharing your goals and tips! , PS you are not alone in the water drinking! I need to get better myself!

  3. You look amazing first off! But, I agree with you! We create our own visions and goals and I think that if you think yours are attainable then GO for it!!!! I also think that being fit and healthy in my 30’s is going to be VERY important for me!!!! Love your post!

  4. You do look amazing! I am in my 40’s and had twins in my early 40’s. I am working on getting back in shape as well. I was actually healthiest in my 30’s. I want to get back to my healthiest. Love the journaling and snack ideas. Chocolate is my downfall!

  5. You go girl! I’m sure you will reach your goal in no time. With my daughter I went back to my pre baby weight and with my son, I don’t know what happened, but here I am six years later and for the last four months I have been trying to loose the 60 pounds that I gained. It’s hard and a fight every day, but staying positive and having a partner in crime who’s helping me through it (the hubby) makes a big difference!

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