Loose skin is what a lot of moms are left with after birth! About 6 months after pregnancy almost everything should be back to “normal” – in fact your uterus is its normal size at 6 weeks postpartum. What’s left is loose muscles and loose skin. And the only way to reduce loose skin without surgery is exercise.
Toning is the most important part of this equation, and while we all wish there was 1 simple solution, you need to watch what you eat and do cardio as well. So make sure you challenge your muscles with toning while losing extra weight with cardio and nutrition. There are a few things you should know:
- Genetics play a large role in cellulite and loose skin…if your mom has loose skin/cellulite/stretch marks you are more likely to have them.
- Skin gets thinner with age and loses its elasticity. The elasticity is what allows your stomach skin to bounce back after having a baby.
- Toning will get you to your BEST body, but in some cases it may not be the level you are happy with.