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Postpartum Weight Loss- Finding Time to Fit in Exercise

Posted Mar 26 2010 5:09pm

To Sara of Fit by Sara: “I’m a full time working mom to a 2 year old son.  I’ve put on a lot of weight during my pregnancy and added an additonal 20 more pounds.  I know I need to exercise- I’ll feel better and I’ll lose weight, but don’t have any time to do it.  Any tips for this chunky working mom?”

From Fit by Sara: “Time is a challenge when it comes to working out, particularly if you’re working full time and you have a young child.  The key is to fit it into your day whenever you can.  For example, bring your lunch (a much healthier option than eating out) and go for a powerwalk for the remainder of your lunch break.  Invite a couple of co-workers to join you too, this will be more fun and keep you motivated.  Another idea is you can wake up a half hour earlier and workout in the morning.  Also start incorporating simple toning exercises into your daily rituals.  For example, you can do calf raises or leg lifts while you cook and abs while you watch TV.”  -Sara Holliday, MFT, CPT

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