I can’t even begin to explain the shock to the system it is when you welcome a new baby. Your body has just done this incredible thing for the last 9 months and then “BAM” your world has changed once again with this little bundle of joy. With that in mind it isn’t surprising that you as an individual go through changes once more, with your body getting use to not being pregnant and your mind learning how to function on minimal sleep it really can be a rollercoaster.
It doesn’t just stop in those newborn days either, we go through many stages of change as mothers and fathers. The getting them to sleep through the night, the weaning, the moment you realise you need to claw a bit of your own identity back and with all those milestones of parenthood we change and prioritise our life choices.
So when Mamas and Papas shared some findings with me I wasn’t too surprised in the results. In fact I recognised myself in those results and here’s why.
Out of 2000 women surveyed are you surprised that when a mother starts to wean their child they make that life change to eat more nutritious food? Not just for themselves either it seems the whole family get involved.
65% of those mothers surveyed state that they became more active once they had a baby. I would say I would be within that 65% because when Little L was born I walked him everywhere. He loved being outside and I always felt much better myself for being active.
It isn’t surprising that having a child can really put a positive approach to a new healthy and active lifestyle, but it needs to be encouraged more so.
I found that becoming a mother for the first time overwhelmed me, but it’s great to look back on the last two and half years and see how much I have changed as a person. I am much more active now, I frequently cook more nutritious food and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
It is time to keep on inspiring these mama’s to keep on going. I wanted to share with you the results in this infographic below. Thanks Mamas and Papas for inspiring us to be more confident.
Post written in association with Mamas and Papas.
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