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First they say I'm too skinny so I have to be faking it…Now they say I'm too big so I have to be faking it…SMH. Some days I'm photographed before I eat & look smaller, some days I've just eaten & I look bigger. It's all a part of the process. I think you all know me well enough to know I would document the process if I got a surrogate. Everyone's body is different, every pregnancy is very different. I've learned to love my body at every stage. I'm going to get even bigger & that's beautiful too. I'm blessed to even be pregnant & even luckier to not have preeclampsia as far as I know, so I don't have the swelling issue this time. They also say your body carries a boy different than a girl. Whatever the case may be I'm grateful to God for this miracle & no matter what rumors or comments you throw my way this time they truly don't affect me. #NoFilter #NoPhotoShop #GoodLighting. A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on. Kim Kardashian posted a picture of herself on Instagram yesterday showing off her pregnant body in the buff. You can read about it here and here and here if you want. But for the purposes of this article, that is the last time we’ll bring up Kim Kardashian, because as we have evolved into fully digitized creatures—each with a megaphone in our hands capable of blasting personal statements into the world—Kim... No, the real issue here isn’t Kim Kardashian. The real issue is keeping her fight going at a grassroots level, and thanks to the proliferation of platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, the 99 Percent has as much agency to reshape the narrative around what is beautiful as the One... Thanks to the proliferation of platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, the 99 Percent has as much agency to reshape the narrative around what is beautiful as the One Percent does. We have long decried that Mainstream Media promotes rigid and unrealistic standards of beauty. That is accurate. But seriously, screw those guys. Twitter has more than 300 million users. Instagram has an additional 300 million and there are more than 200 million registered blogs on Tumblr. We can be pissed about the sameness of images fed to us by Hollywood or we can look at our phones and realize democratic media is the new mainstream. That’s not to say that. Source: www.wired.com
CHANGES to your body during and after pregnancy are quite normal. However, it can be quite frustrating when mothers realise that there is barely any change in the size of their abdomen several weeks after giving birth. The stress levels heighten when they realise how quickly women like Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé and Yendi Phillipps return to perfect form shortly after childbirth. But don't panic. there are natural and other ways of losing weight quickly after giving birth. Activities such as breast-feeding, and even running behind your little one when they get older, can result in some weight loss. According to fitness instructor Kingsley Gordon, exercise is very important to the holistic recovery of women after they give birth. "Fitness is a major pillar to weight loss and the overall wellness of women who have recently given birth, because if left unattended, fat may become permanent and may later result in obesity," he explained. Gordon added that weight loss after pregnancy can prove more difficult for some women than others. "Even for those with a strict fitness routine, it can be challenging because of body type. A woman who has a higher metabolic rate will lose weight faster, since fat burns quicker in these women than those with a lower metabolic rate. " However, he said that while women with higher metabolic rates may shed fat gained in pregnancy without introducing exercise to their day-to-day activities, they may still be unfit. Gordon said myths, including that exercise will alter the nutritional quality of the breast milk or that exercise can cause the supply of milk to dry up, are unfounded. "Don't believe everything that you hear. We do not recommend strict rigid exercise sessions, but it's good for women to try to work out for a few minutes each day, not immediately after childbirth, but don't wait too long. Additionally, fitness and weight loss cannot be achieved if the woman is not willing to eat healthy and rest. It is useless doing one without the other. "If you are going to take weight loss seriously, you must understand that eating on time is imperative to weight loss in the same way that eating food in the correct proportion and resting are. He said that while he understands the time constraints that motherhood presents, it is not healthy for women to force their bodies to operate on one or two meals daily. "I recommend the consumption of protein. Source: www.jamaicaobserver.com
Most women who find out they’re pregnant may see their next nine months as time they’ll get to rest, but Julia Sharpe wasn’t your typical pregnant woman. Nearly 10 weeks ago, Sharpe gave birth to twins. But it’s not the fact she gave birth to twins that’s so remarkable, it’s that she continued doing gymnastics for most of the time that she was pregnant. You’ll just have to watch the videos above and below to see what we’re talking about. Sharpe has been a gymnast since she was 2 years old, and was the Division III women’s national all-around champion twice for Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s club gymnastics team. She then joined the men’s club at MIT so that she could challenge herself with more rigorous training and routines. Speaking to New York magazine, she said she trained during her pregnancy so she would be able to hit the gym as soon as she gave birth. As the weeks went by, she gradually dropped different workouts based on what her doctors told her. “At about 16 weeks, the contractions started so I was told to stop using my abs. At that point, I could mostly just do small swings and handstands, but I tried to continue a strength regimen that didn’t use my abs, and I swam,” she said. “At 34 weeks, when the babies were mature enough to be born if they decided it was time, I got to come off bed rest, so I did more handstands, but mostly just walked and did yoga. While gymnastics during pregnancy may sound a bit extreme, it’s perfectly fine as long as a doctor gives the OK. In fact, exercising while pregnant may even lower a mother’s risk of high blood pressure and gestational diabetes , according to Mayo... Source: www.medicaldaily.com
Check out why your weight loss plan after pregnancy is failing. In this video, Roshini Gilbert, director of fitness and services at HealthifyMe and Pragya Bhatt, senior yoga coach at HealthifyMe, demonstrate an exercise that strengthens your spine.