After I gave birth to my first baby I was shocked at how much my body really did change and had no idea where to start to get my pre-pregnancy body back. I had heard from some people that, given time, I would be able to fit in all my old clothes again. For some people this happens easier than others, for me it wasn’t so easy and when Luke turned 1 year old I had to really start working at getting back into shape. I started running and that was a great outlet for me and signing up for my first 5k and 10k was great motivation!
This time around I have been determined to do things a little differently and started looking into products that would help me get my shape back a little quicker! The number one thing I would recommend for anyone giving birth is the Belly Bandit. I cannot believe the difference this made for me. After wearing this for less than a week I was in awe of the difference! Within a couple weeks I had my flat stomach back and I remember waking up in the middle of the night to feed Emma only to do double take in the mirror lifting my shirt up because I just couldn’t believe how much the Belly Bandit helped get me back into shape! The first week I would have to turn the light on (and wake Julian up!) and jump for joy because I just couldn’t believe the changes, thanks to the Belly Bandit! You really do have to see it to believe it!
After my first pregnancy it took well over a year to get even close to the results I’ve seen with the Belly Bandit in just a few weeks! My only gripe was that it wasn’t always comfortable to wear, and I had the softest one made out of bamboo fabric. At times I would tear it off just because it would move a little and was annoying to me while trying to get comfortable nursing a newborn. I don’t even wear a watch so having anything strapped on me just isn’t comfortable BUT totally worth it for the results so I usually didn’t mind wearing it because I had an almost immediate payoff for wearing the Belly Bandit. Here are the before and after pictures…
The above before picture was taken the day before I gave birth to Emma…41 weeks preggo!
The above After picture was taken just a couple weeks after I started wearing the Belly Bandit. I wore it home from the hospital the day after having Emma and wore it around the clock…except at night, but I hear plenty of Mamas say they wear it at night too.
The picture was taken recently, 4 months postpartum – I LOVE my belly bandit!
Here’s the full list of benefits printed on the box:
- Look slimmer instantly
- Help lose inches faster
- Reduces discomfort
- Helps minimize stretch marks
- Doctor recommended
- Adds support while breastfeeding
- Provides comfort after c-section
- Assists with healing process
- Supports back and legs
- Improves posture
- Restores confidence
All in all, I’ve been able to bounce back after having this baby like nothing really happened and I feel great. I’ve had so many compliments and people always ask – “how do you look so good right after having a baby?!” I contribute it to the Belly Bandit and if you’re having a baby…you should definitely get one!
If you’re local to Cincinnati and want to see one in person, you can head over to Blue Cocoon and check them out for yourself! Of course, you can also check out Belly Bandit’s full line of fantastic products HERE too.
What was the best thing you did that helped you get back into shape after having a baby?