Summer is officially in full swing, and like it or not, our mom bods are at the beach and at the pool. Whether you’re wearing a vintage style one-piece with a matching robe or getting the full booty tan with a g-string, I know you want to feel sexy. So let’s talk about how you can feel uh-mazing in that awesome mombod of yours. Are you ready to get your sexy on? Let’s talk about the top 3 mind hacks for a sexy mombod, since a sexy mindset sets the foundation for the bod you really want.
1. Make a Decision.
It all begins with a decision. The decision to be more active each day. The decision to love and accept your body the way it is, right now. The decision to do this for YOU, because you are 100% worth looking and feeling your best. What decision are you making right now about how important this is to you, and why it matters? If you’re dissatisfied with a lack of energy or confidence, commit to doing something about it, and not because you hate your body or resist its current state; rather, because you really love and treasure it so much, you want to show your appreciation for it. Stop fighting and punishing your body. Work with your body, not against it. You’ve only got this one vessel to live in for the rest of your life. Make the decision to take care of it.
2. Start With the End in Mind.
Create a clear vision of what you want for your health, energy, confidence, and well-being. This is about so much more than a number on the scale or a dress size. Consider what you’ll get from being fitter or healthier. What does that look like? How will you know when you’ve achieved it? How will it affect all the other areas of your life? Allow yourself to visualize on a daily basis and rehearse that future reality.
3. Fill Your Cup.
I’m not talking about coffee or mimosas. Fill your cup of life. Feed your soul. Find physically invigorating activities, create space for mental exploration, carve out time to do nothing and just be. If you’re running on empty mentally and emotionally, you can forget about making that fitness or nutrition plan work. Give yourself permission to go within and nourish your mind and spirit, and do those outward expressions of self-care, like healthy eating and exercise. Sometimes you can even do both at the same time, like taking a hike in nature on a challenging trail, and bringing your favorite healthy snacks with you.
Sculpting a sexy mom bod isn’t so much about the mechanics of what to do and when, as much as it is overcoming the objections, excuses, and obstacles in your way. There’s no need to over-complicate the process with crazy calculations, activity tracking, and daily measurements. It would be so great if we could take a magic pill to make life more convenient and give us newfound motivation, but that pill doesn’t exist. And it’s not coming, so you can stop waiting. You already know what to do; now it’s just a matter of doing it. Achieving the body of your dreams really is as simple as Richard Simmons’ formula: like yourself, eat healthy, and squeeze your buns, baby! And, I’ll add, surround yourself with other Sexy Mamas. I believe that sums it up perfectly!