Is there a more hard hitting reality check than putting on a pair of jeans after wearing nothing but leggings for the past month?
As you leave the world of elasticated cotton behind for a new landscape of abrasive denim, a million thoughts run through your mind. The main one being 'they must have shrunk in the wash...' even though you know full well that these babies haven't seen the inside of a washing machine in years.
Yep, finally all those late night Domino's orders have caught up on you, but this doesn't mean you have to retreat back to a life of elasticated waists forever.
Anna Saccone Joly is a YouTuber who, with her husband, three children, and six dogs, vlogs every day of her family's life on YouTube, as well as having her own separate channel for all things lifestyle and beauty related.
Anna took to Instagram to share that just 4 months after giving birth to her third child, she was fitting back into her pre-pregnancy jeans... all with the help of a hair tie.
"4 months postpartum and I'm finally fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans...NOT!! But seriously this hair-tie trick is the biz if you're either side of a pregnancy, have eaten too many brownies or just feeling bloated. Also just wanted to give an example of how what you see on Instagram isn't always necessarily "real" - I mean god knows what other tricks I might have hiding under my floaty tops."
So what if the only baby we've ever carried to term is a pizza one; we are so going to be copying Anna's trick and looping a hair tie through our button hole the next time we're forced to retreat from our leggings.
And Anna, thank you for the reminder that Instagram is the ultimate master of illusion. If we looked like you after 3 babies, or just 3 slices of pizza, we would be bloody chuffed.
Via: Cosmopolitan UK