Can we talk for a minute about what having a baby does to your body? And can we all agree that it most definitely changes it??? There are a select few of you out there who bounce right back to how you looked before. Congratulations for winning the genetic lottery on that one. I’m jealous of you.
And now that I’ve congratulated/secretly hated all 3 of you who can still fit into your high school prom dress after having 4 babies, I want to tell you about how my body changed after having a baby.
Well, it wasn’t exactly how I thought it would be.
The truth is (please don’t throw a tomato at the computer screen), I weigh a few pounds less than I did before I had a baby. Yes, I feel extremely lucky, because I didn’t really exercise before I got pregnant (bad Tiffany) and I don’t really exercise much, now (bad Tiffany).
But that doesn’t mean that I look BETTER than I did before I had a baby. Oh no. That’s not how it works for most of us.
Let me break it down for you a little bit.
- My boobs are slightly smaller (I’m actually thankful for this).
- My stomach is a MESS. Maybe my waist is smaller than it used to be, but oh my. I’ve never seen such a bowl of jell-o as what is sitting on top of my abs. No, really. All the moms out there…you know what I’m talking about (except the 3 of you mentioned earlier).
- My butt shrank! But not in a cute way. It flattened. I have a flat mom butt! What?!
So yeah, my pre-pregnancy jeans don’t fit any more, and yes I’m lucky that I’m a tad smaller than I was before. But it turns out, the solution isn’t as simple as just getting a smaller pair of jeans. Oh no. MY HIPS DON’T LIE, I have most definitely had a baby, people! I just can’t rock a pair of low-waist, curve hugging pants.
In all honesty, I’ve been bopping around in ill-fitting jeans for several months now, pretty much at a loss for how to find jeans that look cute on my hot (mess) bod. And no, “mom” jeans aren’t the answer (though I now have to acknowledge that I understand why some women reach for them…they fit that whole smallish waist but still have a serious tummy thing I’m currently “blessed” to have!).
Miracle Body Jeans
Enter Miraclebody. These are jeans that claim to make you look 10 pounds slimmer in 10 seconds. They are also on Oprah’s list of favorite things for 2010. Excuse me for a moment while I climb on top of a mountain, and now shout as loud as I can, “THEY WORK!!!!” I don’t know what magical charms these jeans have sewn in them, but they turned my jell-o tummy into a washboard. Shazam!!
I got the Samantha boot cut jean, and I decided to get crazy and go for the granite wash. I’ve been wearing only dark blue denim for at least the last 5 years, so I thought perhaps it was time to switch it up a bit. They are my new favorite jeans, and I suspect that it will take quite a while for another pair of jeans to take that spot away from them. In fact, I’m going to go ahead and ask those of you who know me in real life to let me know when this style becomes hopelessly outdated, because otherwise I’ll be sporting these bad boys proudly in the year 2020. Just sayin’. I will. Anything that makes my tummy look flat is “timeless” in my view!
Ok, ok, here’s the part that will make you squirm a little. Miraclebody jeans aren’t exactly the cheapest jeans you will find. The pair I reviewed runs for $110 . If you are like me and normally spend $30 or less for jeans, then this might be a tough sell. But oh my, I am SOOOO happy to own this pair of jeans. I will be wearing them so often that the cost per wear will be minuscule before you know it! Also keep in mind that I have been wearing jeans that DON’T fit me well. So you can see how well that whole “go as cheap as possible” strategy was working for my denim wardrobe. I looked like the Saggy Baggy Elephant! If you are already buying premium denim, then you just need to switch over to Miraclebody, which will seriously rock your curves!
What about you? Do you have trouble finding jeans that compliment your assets and minimize those trouble spots? Ever tried Miraclebody jeans?
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own. This post contains affiliate links. I only recommend what I love!