When I was pregnant, I had such a bubble butt! I absolutely loved the little extra padding down there. However, when I gave birth and starting breastfeeding, my bubble popped and I ended up with a booty as flat as a flapjack pancake! Where on Earth did my derriere go?
While breastfeeding, it was hard enough to take in extra calories as I burned so much. I ended up losing a lot of my muscle tone that I once had! I decided that I had to do something. My pants were not fitting as nice as they once did!
I always heard that squats were the way to go, but I hated them. Truth is, I had gotten pure lazy. Taking care of a newborn was exhausting enough that I had put my workouts on the back-burner for a couple of months. But one day, I woke up and figured it was time and either now or never. I had to force myself to love squats and what better way to do that than introducing myself to new variations? By trying different versions of this classic workout, I kept it fresh and fun without any boredom. By the end of the month, I looked forward to doing them!
I ended up lifting my butt some and getting rid of a bit of that rough cellulite around the bottom. I was very happy with my results though I still have a long ways to go. After all, it does take more than just 30 days to build a nice butt!
I did the following workouts each night for 30 days before I went to bed-10 reps with 3 sets.
2. Jump Squat
As far as diet goes, I also began eating MORE-not less! I still stuck with a clean diet for fat loss, but I upped my calories a good 700 per day. In order to build my booty back, I had to increase muscle mass. Too little calories will starve your muscles and lead to atrophy-which was happening to my glutes upon giving birth because I was burning calories and not putting them back into my body. Inactivity also caused this!I aimed for increasing my protein, in general, to at least 1 gram per 1 pound of my body weight. This helped a lot! And yes-I ate carbs and lots of them (whole/complete grains). I do not think I could live without carbs while breastfeeding or I would be a zombie! I did lower my sugar intake (no candy, sweets, most fruit, etc).
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