Working Out After Baby

Posted by Kathleen George on February 15, 2017 0 Comments

Well, we are all guilty of it. We promised ourselves we would only gain 20 pounds during our pregnancy but cravings (and life) took over and we went a liiiiitle over that. Fine, a lot over that! It was all worth it for our healthy, well-fed, little bundles of joy. But now, it’s been three months and baby-wearing will only cover up this body for a few more so it’s time to get back in gear! Here are some basic tips from Moms that we’ve picked up and decided to pass on.


      1. Join a gym with childcare. Not only will you make other gym mom friends, you will get that much needed break to do something for yourself.


      1. Find a Mommy work out group if you can’t join a gym. There are so many work out groups run by local Moms. Hop on-line and find one in your area. You’ll get outside (or inside depending on the time of year) with your baby AND make new friends.


      1. Exercise with your baby. Ok, so you are not much into getting out and making new friends these days but bonding with baby is happening! There are lots of great exercises you can do with your baby to get back in shape. Here is a great link for ideas.


      1. Re-examine the way you eat. Your life is changing in so many ways and so will your diet. You may have to alter the type of food and the times you were used to eating. You may even find that some foods you loved before are no longer satisfying to you. Look at this as a great way to try new things and mix up your diet.


      1. Start tracking your food and/or exercise. My Fitness Pal is a fabulous app that allows you to input your daily food and exercise. At the end of the day, you can see your macros, calories burned and progress. This helps tremendously in keeping on track and not grabbing little snacks here and there that can add up throughout the day.


      1. DRINK WATER! I know, it can’t be said enough but, especially if you are breastfeeding, make sure to drink LOTS of water. A good rule of thumb is to drink your weight in ounces of water. Yes, it’s a lot but it will make a difference in your weight loss, skin and overall health.


      1. Subscribe to on-line support groups, fitness magazines, blogs and more. Keep your weight loss journey top of mind by subscribing to media material that provides tips and advice regularly. It will help keep you motivated and on track.

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