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Jun 29, 2010

Just Because You’re Pregnant Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have a Sexy Beach Bod

Before we get to the article, I first want to congratulate Baby Smiling in Backseat, comment #75, on winning our Boon Benders giveaway!

Now then, onto the article!

"Just Because You’re Pregnant Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have a Sexy Beach Bod"
Written By: Elise Rosemarin & Marta Abrams, co-founders of Moody Mamas, Inc.

With the Fourth of July weekend just around the corner, many of us are having an “oh crap-it’s summer” moment. This moment tends to occur when you are standing in front of a mirror- vampire pale, and hairy- when suddenly you realize that unlike Jennifer Aniston, your “beach bod” is not ready. Though always painful, the matter becomes worse when digging through your drawers and trying on bathing suits you realize that none of them fit your newly formed belly. You can suck it up (and suck it in) but feeling sexy on the beach is about having confidence not the perfect body. Here are some tips to help you strut your stuff:
  • A starvation diet is never healthy but right now, it is a definite no-no. You need to stay healthy for you and the baby so rather than indulging in fried fatty foods and feeling guilty, go for something that’s nutritious and delicious. Need some ideas? Opt for one of our favorite summer treats:
    • Craving sweet? Try strawberries with light whipped cream
    • Craving Salty? Satisfy your hunger with Pirates Booty, Pop Chips, or Soy Crisps
    • Craving Ice Cream? Grab a Fudgesicle or a Skinny Cow
  • Don’t obsess about looking good in a bathing suit - spending time at the beach is about having fun, not feeling self conscious! Whether you’re rocking a one-piece, tankini or bikini, wearing a fantastic cover-up is one way to look glamorous while concealing your belly if your confidence is in question. Browse through the Moody Mamas capsule collection for Target.com. This collection has chic, comfortable and affordable ways to cover up and look sexy. One of our faves is the Maxi Dress- light and airy, this dress is perfect for the beach, yet stylish enough for a Fourth of July party. Salute your style and subtly dress for the holiday by ordering the dress in teal (which is almost blue). http://www.mmtarget.com/

  • Go for a dip- not only will it cool you off- but it will give you a great work out! Swimming is a fab form of maternity exercise and will give you sculpted arms so get in the pool, but check with your doctor or midwife first before taking the plunge! Sexy tip- As you exit the water, go slow-mo a la Pamela Anderson in Baywatch. You’ll get tons of attention, but you may have to jump back in the water to save a few drooling men.
I hope you enjoyed this week's article, and just for reading you can take 30% off any purchase at Moody Mama's online store! Just enter discount code "MM Discount" (without the quotes).

4 comments:

Design it Chic said...

I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday and it would be nice if you could share back the love here! Also i see that you are having your navigation bar up there and i know how to make that hidden and share these tips with everybody on the the blog today! So check that out too if you want to know how to do it yourself:)Happy Wednesday!

Dewi Citra Sari said...

Hi
I come along from Welcome wednesday blog hop & now I'm your follower
please stop by if you get a chance

Living on Love and Cents said...

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Kim@Chubby Cheeks Thinks said...

Hi! Following you from WW! Hope you'll follow me back and check out my awesome giveaways!

Kim

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