Every working mama’s nightmare: Your supply drops a few days before a work trip. Yep. That is the struggle I was facing last week. My milk production dropped drastically before I had to go out of town for two days. I had to figure out how I was going to have six, eight-ounce bottles prepared for Jaxon. This isn’t a story about how I became the Fresh Prince of a town called Bel-Air, but more like the story about how I was able to increase milk supply quickly.
On June 18, 2016, we threw a cheap gender reveal party. I cut a gender reveal cake to reveal the color blue. From that point on, you were no longer a mystery. You were Jaxon *insert various names* Richards. From that point on, you had an identity. Because of that, I shed a few tears. From that point on, I felt like I really knew you.
Shoutout to Solange Knowles for her song on the album, A Seat at the Table featuring Q-Tip, with a flair of Aaliyah. In the song, she talks about taking a little time to escape from the sadness and intensity going on in the world and the need to just take a break and love herself, her husband, and her son. “…throughout that, [self-care] becomes a mission within itself,” Solange said. Although her need for self care is currently different than mine, it still resonates with me. It is my mission to practice better self care. Therefore, I feel the need to discuss five new mom self care tips for myself.
I saw the funniest meme yesterday that perfectly describes my first post-grad summer! It says, “When you get a job right out of college and you gotta do adult stuff but you’re still a kid inside” with a picture of a baby dressed in a mini power suit, sitting in a little office. IF THAT ISN’T ME,Y’ALL! I feel like a baby every single day when it involves waking up early in the morning, getting myself dressed, and getting my OWN baby together for the day. Is this real life? I really pay a car note now? And my phone bill? And soon, RENT?! Out of my own paycheck?! Not to mention being responsible for keeping a little human alive. Don’t even let me start on the chunk that comes out of each paycheck for insurance.
I’m pushing 7 months without my little nugget in my belly, and I have YET to get in the gym. To be fair, breastfeeding has helped me lose all of my baby weight. But at the same time, I did have a C-Section, and I do have stretch marks… all of which make my stomach unflattering. On top of all of that, I do not have the time to go to the gym. The topic of this article is about how to get fit by skipping the gym. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or tone what you already have, this article is for you. In my case, I need to gain weight and muscle back. I’m skin and bones right now and I can’t become fit without gaining a little weight. Many people that I know are trying to get their summer body right. So today, this is what I will be talking about. How to get fit without a gym membership. Thanks to the ultimate cheat sheet I found on cheatsheet.com, you too can get fit without a gym membership.