Rani Mukerji teaches us one important lesson about post pregnancy weight loss...take your time

Rani Mukerji teaches us one important lesson about post pregnancy weight loss...take your time

Unlike other Bollywood mums who often get into a race on who-gets-fitter-the-fastest after they have a baby, Rani shows us an alternate but definitely a way worth thinking about.

Rani Mukerji is back with a bang and how!

The actress who has been keeping a low profile ever since she became a mum to her now 2-year old daughter Adira, was spotted recently at an airport looking stunning and super slim.

Now, unlike other Bollywood mums who often get into a race on who-gets-fitter-the-fastest after they have a baby, Rani shows us an alternate but definitely a way worth thinking about.

Rani has taken her own sweet time to get back into shape. It’s been two years that she had a baby and the few outings that Rani has been making in the past showed her gloriously carrying the post pregnancy weight – a move that often results in Bollywood gossip mills churning over time about the horrors of seeing a star working so little on her own body.

 

But perhaps, Rani like all the other mums in real world, nose-dived straight into the new responsibilities that motherhood brings along, keeping her goal to gain pre-baby weight somewhat on a backburner for the time being.

Rani who has anyway been social media shy, made no declarations on her healthy post pregnancy diet and was never seen hopping in and out of gyms.

 

Maybe like all of us, some days, she was just sitting and munching popcorns staring at the wall, even as her baby slept! It could be that she began working on her body when she felt she was in a frame of mind and had the time and space to do that.

Her attitude looks more real than the jetting straight to the treadmill soon after nursing the baby type of superhuman ability many actresses have displayed.

Take your time new mummies...

While there’s nothing wrong with that too but taking your time and loving your body as it changes shapes without breaking into a sweat also speaks of super infectious confidence.

 

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She shows that she may have been laid back but not lazy. Looking more confident than ever before she also shows us why sometimes relishing what life brings along without fussing over quickly regaining what you have lost brings more peace. We love Rani’s new body and we love her new attitude even more.

She is inspiring millions of mortal mums out there who do not necessarily think about pumping iron the moment they head back home from the hospital.  

 

If you too have been stressing about the post pregnancy weight, then here is why you should NOT

1. Let nature take its course: While it’s an ideal situation to come back home with a baby in your arms and a body of a supermodel. But realistically, your body needs time to recover from this biggest sweet trauma called birthing. Trying to hurry up by toning muscles or doing strenuous workout is more harmful than not exercising Instead, give your body some time to recuperate.

Do not push your body towards newer goals; it has already achieved the biggest miracle. A better way is to nurse your body to help it recover. Include a lot of nourishing foods in your diet. Eat to your hearts’ delight but keep the health quotient in mind so that your body gets the nutrition it needs.

2. Save yourself the emotional turmoil: The more you will stress about your weight the more it will demoralize you. Tell yourself that it took nine months fir your body to reach into that prime state to undertake the challenge of giving birth, why should then returning to where you may have began from take only 9 weeks?

Give yourself weeks, even months. Just tell yourself you look good and your body reflects the phase you are in right now.

3. Dress up sexy: Just because you have a few extra inches here and there should be no excuse to hide behind roomy kurtas. Buy new outfits that flatter your form.

Yoga pants, athletic wear even sexy kaftans and dresses should be your new- mummy tools to look good even while being big. Do not deny yourself the chance to dress up believe us you look as sexy as you think yourself to be.

Also Read: An open letter to all new mums trying to lose weight: Enough is enough!

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