I felt the need to blog about this because SO many women have asked how I lost my pregnancy weight.
Yes, it's true, I gained 70 pounds during my pregnancy. If you don't believe it, just check out some of the old footage on our YouTube page.
Most women are beautiful during their pregnancy -- they get this wonderful glow. Sadly, that didn't happen for me. In fact the only glow I had was from sweating (yuck).I still don't know how I gained so much. I didn't gorge myself with everything sweet and my son, only weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces. None the less, I was out of control -- no joke I looked like the Michelin Man aka Marshmellow Man from the movie Ghostbusters.
But today I am happy to say most of my baby fat is gone! I have yoga to thank for it! Hot yoga to be specific.
I have been practicing hot yoga (also called Bikram yoga) for years. I'll admit, hot yoga isn't for everyone. The room is a blistering 102 degrees but I find the sultry environment helps in melting the pounds away. The sweating also promotes detoxification, so you'll have great skin...the cardiovascular system gets a good workout too and I have even heard that practicing yoga speeds up your metabolism!
I had to take a break while I was pregnant but I was back in the studio right after I delivered. In just three months, I lost 45 pounds!
Another weight-lost secret is nursing. Oh, and all the running around trying to keep up with house work, being a good spouse and tending to your growing bundle of joy, helps to trim that waistline too.
To all my preggo moms and those looking to shed the baby fat -- I hope this helps.
Now if I could just get my producers to take that old video off You Tube so I don't have to be reminded everyday of all the weight I gained -- the world would be a better place :)