Being a yummy mummy doesn’t have to be about having lots of money to look yummy. The most beautiful people in the world are those who feel good inside and out. They have confidence in themselves as they are and this shines through more than any amount of makeup or designer clothes. So what goes into achieving yummy mummy status?
The Body Image Bit -Did you know that 98% of us hate our bodies and that 4 out of 10 of us are permanently on a diet? No wonder we obsess about our bodies every 15 minutes.
Â We all have our own personal goals and they can very
- Wanting to loose weight
- Getting fit
- Stamping out horrible habits Â
- Getting health issues under control.
Â To feel successful about our bodies we need to improve our self esteem and self worth. To feel good about the outside we need to feel good on the inside.
A good place to start is doing something about the neglected areas of our health regime. This will address why we don’t have the energy to do something about the body. We use excuses like ‘can’t be bothered’ and ‘don’t see the point’. We need the energy to muster up the enthusiasm to think about, plan and go for our body goals.
Get enough beauty sleep – most people skip sleep in the week and then try and catch up at the weekend. This only knocks the body clock but will leave you feeling lethargic and even sleepier when you wake up. A more effective sleep pattern is getting a solid 7 hours sleep a night. Don’t have a hot bath before bed and cool your bedroom to a 16 degrees Celsius. Avoiding caffeine for the five hours before you go to bed and no heavy meals two hours before bedtime as this will cause restlessness.
Silence the critic inside – we all have that voice inside, form an ex, mother or friend. It nags whines and tells you you’re not good enough. It also pipes up when you try and do something about it. This inner voice is your fear. It’s scared that maybe you can’t change. People change every day no matter whet their background or present circumstances. Stop the inner voice and argue you back at it.
Be real with your self – Often people say ‘who cares what I look like , its what’s inside that matters’ but you cant separate how you look on the outside to how you feel on the inside as they are connected. In reality what you are actually saying is that you’ve given up on your body and hate it. Body success is about all over success to get there you have to first admit you want change.
Stand tall – statistics show on average 9.4 million of us spend over 75%of the day sitting down. This kind of sedentary lifestyle means your back and stomach muscles become severely unused. Get active for at least 30 minutes a day and learn to maintain good posture.
Put your realties glasses on – or in other words stop comparing yourself to others. You need to stop viewing yourself negatively or comparing yourself with pictures of famous people. Have a good look at yourself. Ignore the bits you dint like. Look at the bits that you do like or the bits that aren’t so bad and you can live with. What bits have you had compliments on?
What is your idea of body success? – Real you vs. fantasy you. What does your fantasy look like? Probably something along the lines of a Barbie doll and you probably beat yourself over the head with the image when you’re having a bad hair day or your hormones have erupted in spots all over your face or when it’s a muffin top over the top of your jeans day. Your never going to feel good about the real you as long as this fantasy is around. There are two choices.
- Dump the fantasy and come up with a new version to work towards or
- Dump the fantasy and celebrate who you are right now.
Either way it will take effort but here is where you control the effort. The amount of effort you put in the more result you will get out. Start by brainstorming your idea of body success.
Write down what would it take to make you feel happier about your body
- Â How you could achieve it
- What areas you could do with toning up
- How could you achieve that?
- What areas could do with a make over?
- Who could help you with that?
- Â Health do you need boost and why
- What’s your deadline -Goals don’t work unless you have a deadline
Â But be realistic. If like me you are 5 foot not a lot then you or I are never going to be 6 foot of loveliness. Likewise if you’re tall and thin then you’re never going to be small and cute. But it doesn’t mean you can’t be sexy, strong, sensational looking and happy with your body no matter where your starting point is. The key is to take what you got and to make the most of it. Hone, tone, exercise and diet the rest. If it means primping and glossing then go for it. It’s not vain to want to make the best of yourself.
If your idea of body success means
- Plastic surgery
- Involving zero effort,
- Miracle or crash diets,
- Assume it will just happen,
- Think bigger breast will solve everything
- Or you’re planning always starts tomorrow then you need to rethink as it’s off balance