Pregnancy, Postpartum and Beyond with the Jody Stripe

February 26, 2018 3 min read 1 Comment

Pregnancy, Postpartum and Beyond with the Jody Stripe

From the desk of RELish by Arielle, LA based Style, Life and Motherhood Blogger:

"Sharing one of my favorite pairs of leggings with you today that brought me from pre-pregnancy through pregnancy, postpartum and beyond (without having to buy a different size!).  I first started wearing K-Deer years ago when they were a new brand that had the perfect shorts and pants for hot yoga. Since then, the company has continued to grow and they've added tons of new styles I can't get enough of.  I love these pants so much that you can often find me wearing them not only to workout in but also around the clock.  Excited to share how I wear K-Deer yoga pants three different ways.
Yoga Uniform
Sharing my typical yoga uniform below: a blank tank, black sports bra and of course K-Deer pants. I've been working on a few moves postpartum - I couldn't believe how quickly my body wanted to work out after having Naiya.  I worked out all nine months of my pregnancy but towards the end, it definitely wasn't easy.  Once my doctor cleared me to start working out again after my c-section, I started running and doing yoga. It felt so amazing to be able to move without a seven pound baby bouncing around in there and it also felt so good to have some 'me' time.  That said, I'm still slowly building up to where I once was workout-wise (and I don't feel like I'm quite there yet!).
I wore my K-Deer yoga pants from pre-pregnancy through to postpartum.  Their high waistbands felt great on my growing belly and even over my c-section post-baby. The waistband stretched so beautifully that if there was one pair of pants I'd suggest moms and moms-to-be invest in, it would be leggings by K-Deer. Post baby, I love that the waistband goes all the way up to my belly button and that it sucks me in so that I feel more comfortable.
Fluffy Jacket + Booties
Now that I'm a mom, I have to squeeze in my workouts whenever I can get them.  This has been one of the hardest parts of motherhood for me so far.  I dream of the days when I could get up and workout whenever I wanted to!  These days, during the week, I have to run when the sun is just coming up in order to get to work on time.  This is after nursing Naiya throughout the night so getting up bright and early is so challenging!  Then I hop in the car to drive an hour and fifteen minutes to work in crazy LA traffic to work.  Needless to say, by Friday, I'm completely fried!
A lot of weekends, my key to working out is that I'll wake up in the morning and quickly throw on a pair of K-Deer yoga pants in hopes that I'll be able to break away to run or take a class. If I get dressed for the day, chances are I won't feel as motivated.  Instead, I often throw on a comfy jacket or booties with my yoga pants so that I am dressed and ready for the day but I can also workout on a whim if the opportunity arises. You can often find me running around our neighborhood with Naiya and our running stroller.  Below is one of my go-to looks that I've been wearing before my workouts.  What can I say--I have a soft spot for anything fluffy and pink.
Blazer + Booties
Sharing the second look that I love wearing with my K-Deer yoga pants: a black blazer and booties.  This is another example of an outfit I wear out around LA over my yoga uniform that's perfect before or after working out.
Leather Jacket + Sneakers
Sharing the third look I love to style with my K-Deer yoga uniform.  Here, I paired comfy sneakers and a moto jacket with my K-Deer pants. This is probably my most repeated look because it's so versatile."
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February 27, 2018

Thanks for the stories and photos!!

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