Getting Your Mind and Body Back Post Baby - Guest Post
Posted Sep 13 2012 12:00am
Whether you’ve just had your first or your fifth
baby, you want to get your pre-pregnancy body back as quickly as possible.
Staying fit is one way you can lose baby fat, increase your energy and boost
your mental attitude. Start today by implementing several post-baby workout
Fitness is important
Every mom wants to look good. After nine months of
wearing elastic-waist pants and maternity shirts, you’re ready to wear those
cute pre-pregnancy clothes again. When you make an effort to stay
fit , not only will your regular clothes fit again, but
also you’ll feel better. Women who exercise receive a mental boost and gain
Include your baby
Because your baby requires so much attention and
because you’re tired, you might think you don’t have time to exercise. Think
again. You owe it to yourself and your family to stay fit. Even if you only
have time to walk to the mailbox and back, exercise boosts your mood and your
energy level. By making time for fitness, you are better prepared to meet your
As a new mom, you don’t have tons of time to
exercise. Consider including your baby in your workouts. Prop her against your
knees as you do sit-ups. Hold her as you do leg lunges. As she lies in her
bassinet, sing nursery rhymes and run in place. With creativity, you can find
ways to include fitness in your day as you care for your baby.
You could also investigate running strollers . Sturdy and reliable, these exercise tools keep
your baby safe while you walk or jog around the block. You receive a great
workout, get a well-needed break from your house, breathe fresh air and include
Spend time alone
While your baby does need you, you also need time
alone. Most moms feel claustrophobic when they’re stuck in the house for
extended periods of time. When you make an effort to get out of the house,
you’ll feel better mentally and physically. Ask your spouse, friend or
babysitter to entertain your child while you work out. With the energy boost
from exercise and time alone, you return to your mommy duties physically and
While you want your pre-pregnancy body back as soon
as possible, remember that it took you nine months to gain that baby weight. If
you didn’t exercise much during your pregnancy, start slow and gradually build
up to a more rigorous fitness routine.
If you worked out during your pregnancy, keep up the
good work. Your body will gradually catch up to your lofty expectations.
Ease back into it
Remember that your body has just been through a
major medical procedure. With your doctor’s okay, ease
into a fitness routine . Start with gentle
stretches. Next, try sit-ups, leg lunges and walking in place. As you exercise
every day, you can add other activities like jogging, swimming and horseback
riding. In time, you will regain your stamina and your pre-pregnancy body.
A post-pregnancy fitness routine does more than drop
excess baby weight. It also gives you more energy, boosts your mental attitude
and helps you be a better mom. Whether you include your baby in your exercise
routine or spend time working out alone, make time for fitness every day and
get your pre-pregnancy body back.
Watson is a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children. She loves being a mom
and enjoys blogging in her spare time for Sears and other reputable brands she
uses every day.