So many women think that getting fit after having kids is impossible. They think that you just have to accept that you’ll never be in great shape again. This isn’t true! Your body shape might change while you’re pregnant, and it might look completely different afterwards, but you can definitely get fit after having your kids. Here are some tips to help you:
Give Yourself Time
Don’t rush to get fit as soon as you’ve had your baby. You might worry about what others think or letting yourself go, but you need to relax. Stressing isn’t going to help the situation. In fact, it’ll probably make you overeat and hang on to fat thanks to the cortisol your body will be producing. Give yourself time to get used to being a mom if you’ve recently had your baby.
Check With Your Doctor
When you feel ready to start exercising, double check with your doctor first. You don’t want to hurt yourself in the name of getting fit and healthy. If the doctor gives you the go ahead, then you can begin getting fit again! Remember, it’s not a race. The more you take your time with it and enjoy the journey, the better you’ll look and feel.
Find Exercise You Actually Like to Do
If you don’t find an exercise that you actually like to do, you’re hardly going to stick to it, are you? When you like an exercise, you’ll keep on doing it and you’re bound to see results. If you're the kind of person who says they don’t like any kind of exercise, you need to try different things. Some forms of exercise might just be boring to you, and that’s fine. But if you say you don’t like getting sweaty or out of breath, you’re going to need to be uncomfortable for a while. Don’t worry though, after doing it for a bit you’ll definitely get used to it. In fact, many people find it addictive. You don’t need to spend hours on the treadmill. Try strength training and different classes. You could even do fun things with your kids, like going to a trampoline park!
Make Sure You Focus on Eating Well
Eating well is the key to getting fit after kids. Even more important than exercise, in fact! If you eat well, you’ll pass on good eating habits to your kids too.
Prepare Food in Advance
As a busy mum, you won’t have time to cook food fresh all the time. If you can find a little spare time, take the time to prepare food in advance. Make a huge batch of something healthy and tasty then freeze it. Maybe you could make a chilli full of vegetables or something. Then you have your very own healthy micro meals. You won’t be tempted to reach for unhealthy snacks this way either.
Don’t Pick at Your Kid’s Food
It can be tempting to pick at your kids leftovers, but you must avoid it. It can make a bigger difference than you think to your efforts!
Consistency is the key to getting any kind of results. Just keep going and you’ll get to where you want to be!
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