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Boosting Body Confidence After Pregnancy

Carrying a baby for 9 months is no joke. Our bodies literally expand to grow life and all that takes a toll on our fragile bodies and body confidence. Having said that, pregnancy is such an amazing experience. I remember how fascinating I found my body changes while pregnant with the twins. The books did not prepare me for how much my body changed.

It took me such a long time to get used to my new pregnant body. And it took me even longer to get on with my new body post pregnancy. The stretch marks, sagging bits, hyperpigmentation, you name it, I had to deal with after pregnancy and it did shake my body confidence. It took me sometime to embrace my new body and work on the parts that needed improvements.

 

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While working on my body, and soaking in all the knowledge I could find, I discovered ways to boast my body confidence after pregnancy. Here are some things that worked for me.

 

Get a great bra

Once you give birth, you should find the time in the midst of the chaos to get a great supporting bra. If you only have money for one thing for yourself after pregnancy, you should go for a bra. A good supportive comfy will give your breasts that carriage they would need after a pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Wearing a lovely dress with a terrible bra underneath would just ruin the look completely. Many women take their underwear for granted and instead splurge on pieces everyone can see. But what they don’t understand is that the underwear is the foundation of your entire outfit and it has to be right for you to slay the look.

There is something about wearing a good bra. A good comfy bra would lay the right foundation for your clothes, which would do a lot for your body confidence. If you are clueless when it comes to shopping for great bras, you can try using a comfortable bra like this 8-In-1 Evolution Bra. It is a very comfortable bra with an innovative design that supports without uncomfortable wires or padding.

 

Exercise

Once you are able to, start having some form of exercise. It could taking gentle walks, jogging, swimming, going on the treadmill, or whatever you are comfortable with. The important thing is to ensure you are exercising. Regular exercises will help the post pregnancy body tone up, so those tangling bits would be back in shape in no time. And exercises would also help your mental health. So it is a win-win.

 

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Play dress up

I know how easy it is to live in the pjs once you give birth. It is so tempting. With little sleep and a demanding baby, it can be hard to even find the time to take a shower. But dressing up every now and again is needed to help you feel good and boost your body confidence. So ensuring you have a shower in the morning once you can and putting on some form of makeup would help.

 

Did you struggle with your body confidence after pregnancy?

 

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Why I can never Iive in London

I remember how I always wanted to live in London. Growing up, I spent most of my summer holidays in East London. And it was great for me back then. I was young and free, and found the city fun. There were no bills to pay. All I had to bother about was my shopping money for clothes and shoes to take back home.  I had zero responsibility. But years later, after I have grown up a little and my family moved out of London into Essex, I discovered why I can never live in London.

However, when I first started blogging, I thought I had to live in London to be successful. Most of the bloggers I followed then were based in London. So I thought I had to be living in a city to make it BIG as a blogger. I was eager to get fashion week invites, meet London-based PRs, and get into the swing of things. Thankfully, I got the right information and saw the light. I didn’t need London or any city to make my blog successful.

 

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Now don’t get me wrong, London is attractive. It is one of the greatest cities in the world. Which is why it attracts millions of tourists come in to discover London every year. It is a lovely place to holiday. There is a lot to see and the transport service is second to none. I live in Cheshire and the transport system here is shocking. Which is why I miss living in London sometimes. But that is the only thing I miss in London.

So why can’t I live in London? Here are the main reasons why.

 

London is too expensive

London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in. The “slums” in London are even very expensive. I get more value for money in the North West, and I won’t trade that luxury for any part of London.

Getting accommodation in London is super expensive. Properties for rent or for sale don’t cheap. Which is why many people barely survive from pay check to pay check in the city. Living in London could mean you saying goodbye to your disposable income.

 

London is congested

I find London crowded. I like to have a bigger house with a back garden. The small properties in London don’t work for me. I prefer the country life, where I get more space and not as many people around. The air feels different here.

 

High crime rate

There is a higher crime rate in London than in Cheshire where I stay. I like the peaceful steady life. So sometimes the madness in London gets to me.  The hustle and bustle is a little too much. And the scary crime news I keep hearing worries me a lot.

 

Rude people everywhere

Londoners are popular for being very rude. In a day, you are sure to come across at least 1 rude person in the city of London. Either on the tube, on the bus, or even at the grocery stores. London is filled with rude and depressed people, and who can blame them. Life in the city can be very hard.

 

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The only people who can live and enjoy London are those who are super rich. Everyone else is just in denial. There is no way out of the rat race in London, if you live in the city. What the smart ones do these days is to work in London and live outside the city, so Kent, Essex, Milton Keynes are popular options for those who want that sort of life. London is a commercial city, so it is filled up with job opportunities. It is easy to find a business in London, which is why many people relocate to London, but it usually doesn’t work out in reality.

They said never say never, but I know I can never live in London. Even if I was super rich, I would rather live somewhere else. The city has too many flaws. I can’t see myself raising a family there.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely weekend.

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Packing up your Clothes for a Move

Moving house is great, until the time comes for you to sort through all of your clothes. You may think that it’s okay to just put them all in a suitcase and throw it in the back of your car. Although there is nothing wrong with this, it is a great way for you to have a ton of ironing to do when you arrive. If you want to pack up your clothes and fashionable accessories effectively then we’ve got you covered.

 

Lay Out your Clothes

Over the years, you may have accumulated clothes that you just don’t need anymore. One way

for you to get around this would be for you to put all of your clothes on the bed and only pick up the things that you have worn in the last 5-6 months. Sure, you may have some formal dresswear that you need to keep, but this is a great rule of thumb. If you need to decorate your new property, pack an old t-shirt as well. When you have done this, put your clothes into categories such as everyday wear and then clothes that you won’t need for a while. This will make it way easier for when you arrive at your new property because you can easily get changed without having to route through endless boxes.

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Suitcases are Necessary

If you have a suitcase then use it! You’ll have to take it with you anyway and it is a brilliant way for you to stop getting your clothes all creased. You may want to put things like toiletries, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and shaving foam in this bag as well, as this will provide you with your essentials as soon as you arrive. When packing your clothes, you’ll get way more in the bag if you take your time and fold them properly. When you do this, you can easily have way more room left over at the end of the day and you can also really save yourself time in the future.

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Fragile Items

If you are moving house with local movers then you won’t have to worry about this at all, but if you are moving yourself then you may need to put some of your more fragile items in the suitcase that you have. You can even use your clothes to wrap up some of your more delicate decorations as well. After all, when you are moving yourself, there is a high chance that you will experience some breakages along the way and this can help to stop all of that from happening. Your local movers however, will know exactly how to move your items to minimise breakages and they will probably have years of experience as well so you won’t have to worry about anything at all there.

 

So when moving your clothes, there are plenty of things that you can do to try to save yourself a lot of time and when you follow the above tips, you shouldn’t have a problem with your move at all.

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