Postpartum Weight Loss

Having a baby is a beautiful thing because not only are you birthing a new human, but you have decided to nurture it through pregnancy and times after. So, yay motherhood! New moms sometimes are stuck in the dilemma of shedding off a few extra pounds. Trying to fit back into some very flattering old clothes could pose an issue to some especially with celebrities bouncing back so fast, then you are trying to zip a dress on a Thursday morning and you are wondering ‘am I losing or gaining weight?’. Whether yes or no, there are tips to help you if you have decided to shed off some of your weight.

Firstly, it is important you debunk some myths about postpartum body. Sometimes it’s like everyone seems to know a little something about postpartum body and you are tired of packing on advice that never work for you. It is possible to lose baby weight and yes, body types matter regarding how your bounce back body will look. Breastfeeding may or may not play a role to your weight loss since the more calories you lose breastfeeding, the hungrier you get so it is really how you eat.

Exercise

I know that after delivery your body cycle changes and you have to keep up with a baby that needs you at odd hours. I am not talking about getting on the treadmill right out of delivery room. I am talking about little exercises like moving around the house, using the stairs, standing for a while during some chores, dancing when your favourite song comes on and eventually, when it has been confirmed safe by your doctor you can move into doing more than that. Remember that ‘good things take time’ so take it a step at a time. Remember to seek professional advice before you take on any exercise routine.

Diet

“Eat! Eat! Eat! you have a baby to breastfeed” you hear that a lot from older mothers. And yes, you have to eat because you have to breastfeed, but eating smart is a way to postpartum weight loss. Remember your baby needs nutrients not mass of food. So try to eat whole diets and consume less unhealthy fat and junk food. Since you find that you get hungry often, you could try eating small portions more often.

Yoga

If you are not already a yogi, now is a good time to try, relaxation plus time to focusing on your body. Choose your poses wisely there are lots of yoga poses for moms, seek your doctor’s consent.

Tea

Some moms swear by some weight loss tea for nursing mothers and might have evidenced their benefits. You could ask your nutritionists about your options and you can get around getting the right one for you.

Talk about it

You are not the first mom that has had this issue and you will not be the last. Some moms that have been able to bounce back postpartum may just have a few helpful personal tips for you, and talking to other moms facing the same issue as you might be able to tall you about stuff that has worked and has not. A problem shared might just be a problem half solved huh? Just remember to distinguish myths from fact and check its safety with your doctor.

Love your new body. Becoming a mom is a crown to be worn with pride. You have to love your body and understand that it may not return to how it used to be but it is still beautiful. Oh and one last tip. Pick the right underwear and fashion style. You will be amazed how much visual weight the wrong clothes can add to you.

Start A New Career And Be Your Own Boss

Tips on How to Start a New Career

Whether you’re bored or dissatisfied with your work situation or just want to do something different, making a career switch is life changing and the beginning of a new chapter in our lives.

It takes a lot of energy and can be a bit stressful and overwhelming at times when changing careers at any age. It’s also a very exciting time and when you mix motivation and energy with a well thought out plan, progress toward your goals is a sure thing. It’s only a matter of time before you become an expert and start reaching your potential in a new chosen career.

If you were to have a good vision of what it is that you want to do for the future, it would make the switch a lot easier and quicker.

Be sure to take the time necessary to discover just what it is that you really want. The job or career will, most likely, be for many years to come, so settle on a specific plan to accomplish the pre-set goals. Taking an organized approach is important for best results no matter what the reason for the desired change is.

If you’re confident and know exactly what you want and where to start then you’re in a nice position to get off to a great start with lots of enthusiasm and positive energy. If you don’t quite know what it is that you want to do with your working future, the process can be somewhat slower. This is simply because of the time that it takes to reach a career choice.

Below are 9 tips on how you can start a new career and be your own boss:

Make a well-thought-out list of what you are good at and what you enjoy doing (that might be two different lists). See just what your talents and interests are. Be sure to write everything down neatly, take your time and follow these steps.
What have you done in the past and what can you do now? Do you have any limitations, age perhaps, or a disability? Is a work from home situation best for you as it is for so many others?
Considering the above, what would you really like to do? Make a list of 3-4 possible career choices, then decide on one of the choices and focus on that completely. Make sure that you will be able to perform the career duties right into your retirement years.
Research, study and learn everything that you can about your newly chosen career and become an expert or authority within the boundaries of your chosen field.
Don’t stress but keep your present job as long as you need it. It’s always best to not be in a rush but to be thorough, and become an expert, a go-to guy in your new field.
Continuously increase your learning. Additional training and practice can only make you more valuable as well as ready and able to take advantage of any opportunities that might arise. Leave the TV off and read something or watch a video that is related to the new career choice for a couple of hours per day or night.
Join a community of active like-minded individuals online and/or off. A nice active group or community of people all involved in the same activity and offering a helping hand to one another can really benefit the growth process. When there’s a question just ask and most likely a few from the community will be quick with an answer and help you through the situation. A good community of like-minded individuals is a great tool to use, and you can answer the questions of others, on a regular basis.
Confident yet? Start your search for clients, employers or opportunity online and apply everything that you’ve learned in the research and study mentioned in #4. Be the best that you can be each day and the results will be maximum growth for your new career and compensation too.
Be your own boss and build your own business online. Once you can help others it’s time to earn an income and there are billions of daily internet surfers, many will click on your website and possibly purchase a product that is being promoted on your site. Maybe they will even become a repeat customer.

All of the steps above can be re-applied to start a new career and be your own boss in another field.

Once you’ve made the decision to switch careers and know what the desired course is, you are really headed in the right direction. When I say “know what the desired course is” I mean a well-thought-out plan of action and not just a hoped-for end result. When you are at that point in your journey all that you need to do is stay on course and gain ground each day and you can’t help but reach your goals.

Sounds easy right? As simple as that sounds, nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without a lot of time, effort, perseverance, and usually finances invested in the project. There will be continuous challenges to learn, apply knowledge, and troubleshoot problems, but that’s normal and these things need to be welcomed and patiently overcome.

It’s all part of our learning process and with each challenge overcome we become stronger and more knowledgeable about our new job or career experience. After a short while, you’ll become somewhat of an expert in your own niche and will be able to train or help others on their career trail as well.

International Air Travel: Make It Enjoyable and Hassle Free – Part I

International travel is an expensive and time-consuming exercise. Many of us go on international trips either for business or work related trips, to visit families, for studies in foreign countries or just for a vacation. Here are some tips to make this travel pleasant and easy on you and your pockets.

Planning your trip:

Plan your trip well in advance, if possible. This presents you an opportunity to get better air ticket deals. Airfares for international travels are seasonal. There are three main seasons: Low, Shoulder and Peak. Traveling in peak season is always the most expensive. If your trip is not time bound, plan to travel in the low season to get cheapest and low airfares. For travel in peak season, shop for deals well in advance. This assures you good price, your choice of airlines and your choice of dates. If possible, keep the travel dates flexible, as that would help you in getting lower fares. There is a notion that you can get cheap air tickets if you wait till the last minute. This is not necessarily true and during the peak season, you may run the risk of not getting a seat on any airlines at all.

There are many ways on how you can save money. Many airlines have different fares for weekday and weekend travel. If you are planning to break your journey midway, some airlines offer free stopovers while others charge a fee. Sometimes, direct / non-stop flights are expensive than the ones with one or more stops. Less known airlines can offer hard to resist deals. You can either call individual airlines to get their air fares and then compare or search on travel websites, which offer online booking facilities. While calling individual airlines can be a time consuming and tedious process, online booking sites may not be the right option if you have a few twists in your trip. And both these options may not give you access to the promotional and discount fares. The best bet will be to call a travel agent and let them do the job for you.

Travel agents are a good source to get great deals. They can help you in finding deals with more than one airline and can offer tickets for discounted prices. They have access to almost all airlines and have the expertise to search for the cheapest tickets in the market. Travel agents are a great source of information. Do not hesitate to ask them questions. They can provide valuable tips on how you can save money. Travel agents deal with more than one traveler at a time and hence may not be able to give you the details in the first call. Give them your trip details and give them some time and they can come up with really good deals for you. Travel agents are easy to spot as many of them have websites. A travel agency with excellent customer service is an asset. Some travel sites like [http://www.TravelWorldServices], [http://www.LowfareAlways.com], etc. offer personalized over-the-phone services on travel to various destinations across the world.

There are several travel agencies around the world. However, it is important that you choose the right travel agency, which offers the best customer service at the cost of a few additional dollars. This is better than booking the ticket online or offline through a travel agency who may offer really cheap deal but may end up not delivering you the ticket or not confirming your seats.

So the first step to planning your next international trip is to get yourself a really good travel agent.