how to glow up as a new mom

Tips on How to Glow Up as a New Mom

Are you a new mom who is ready for a post-baby transformation?

Towards the end of pregnancy with my second child, I knew that I wanted to embark on a glow up journey of my own. I was going to be turning 30 a couple months later and wanted a fresh start to a new chapter in my life. 

I knew my pregnancy era was over and wanted to transition into my “mom glow up era”.

To me, this meant that I wanted to be a mom who made time to take care of herself and not only take care of others. I believe that keeping your identity in motherhood is so important.

Because while being a mom is an amazing role, it’s not our only role in life.

In this post, I’m going to discuss how to glow up as a new mom and start taking care of yourself postpartum.

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First Things First…

Something to keep in mind is that your glow up isn’t going to happen overnight right after you have the baby.

In the early weeks of postpartum, it’s going to feel like getting your old self back is out of reach. That’s because this stage is when baby is the number one priority.

But first things first: heal and get into a routine with your baby!

Gradually, you’ll start to find your groove. From there you can decide how you want to start your glow up journey.

You shouldn’t feel like you have to be “put together” while you’re in the thick of adjusting to life with your little bundle.

How to Glow Up as a New Mom

1. Revamp Your Wardrobe 

A great place to start with your postpartum glow up is your wardrobe. It may be frustrating when a lot of your pre-pregnancy clothes don’t fit.

But instead of feeling down about it, view it as an opportunity for you to find new pieces that you love and that will fit you just right!

Take some time to see what you have that you can still wear (think cardigans and oversized shirts). Then make a list of basics that you will need for the meantime such as jeans, leggings, or comfortable tops.

Once I knew I was done having kids, it felt so good to go through my clothes and start fresh.

I work from home, so I was able to put together a comfy style that still makes me feel put together.

Other small changes you can make are getting yourself a fresh set of cute underwear & bras.

After a couple years of wearing boring underwear and basic bras, something as simple as new undergarments made me feel so much more confident!

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2. Get Your Hair Done

Another way to glow up as a new mom is to get your hair done. You can go big and chop it off or brighten up your color.

But this doesn’t need to be a drastic change. It can be as simple as getting a trim or touching up your color.

Getting your hair done is a perfect way of having some me time and making yourself feel put together again.

3. Reevaluate Your Diet

I am totally guilty of letting myself enjoy more treats than usual while pregnant.

Once I hit third trimester both pregnancies, I just let myself indulge in whatever I wanted. I overall still ate a decent diet, but just threw in more sweets than I normally would.

If you want to glow up as a new mom, you’ll want to take care of yourself and that can start by cleaning up your diet.

Make it a point to meal plan and keep healthier foods in the house. I know I personally lack self control if there’s junk food in the house.

I always say “if we don’t buy it, I won’t eat it.”

Eating healthier will make you feel better and you’ll notice the benefits such as clearer skin, more energy, etc.

4. Get Moving

Whenever I bring up exercise/diet, I always emphasize that you don’t need to become a fitness nut to focus on your health.

You can start small with your workouts and build on them over time.

I recommend trying out different types of workouts to see what you enjoy doing and stick to those.

I personally have always gone back to Fitness Blender workouts because they offer a wide variety and typically show modifications to make the exercises low impact as needed.

Find what you like and get moving, mama!

5. Make Time For Things You Did Pre-Baby

My final tip on how to glow up as a new mom is to make time for things you did before you had your baby.

Keeping your identity as a mom is so important!

You deserve to have the time to do things that bring you joy.

For example, I used to paint my own nails weekly prior to having kids. I always enjoyed having fresh nails each week.

I got out of the habit for a long time but now I am back to making time for it again.

It’s something so small but it means a lot to me that I can do something that helps me feel pampered.

Concluding How to Glow Up as a New Mom

Any new mama can have a glow up and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

The main takeaway is to take care of yourself and continue doing things that make YOU happy!

A glow up is something that happens over time and you shouldn’t pressure yourself to have it all figured out right after having a baby.

Take your time to heal during postpartum and focus on getting into a set routine with your baby. Once you start feeling more comfortable as a mom, you’ll be ready for your glow up journey!

Did you have a post baby glow up? What are some of your favorite postpartum self care tips? Share in the comments!


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