Tips for Getting Back Into Shape after Childbirth

Have you recently given birth to a new bundle of joy? Congratulations to you. No doubt you are feeling very overwhelmed with the enormous amount of care required by an infant. If this is your second child, you might well be a pro, but nevertheless probably have too few hours in the day.  You might also be anxious about the extra weight and inches resulting from your pregnancy. Follow these recommendations from the experts and you’ll soon be on your way to your pre-pregnancy weight and fitness level. Don’t be too hard on yourself – your body has just undergone a huge transformation.

The first step is to carve out at a mere thirty minutes each day to devote to exercise and ramping up your energy levels. Remind yourself that the more fit you are, the more energy and stamina you’ll have, allowing you greater enjoyment in taking care of your new bundle of joy. The options for fitness and exercise are truly only limited by your imagination. You don’t need a personal trainer and a nanny to get back into shape after childbirth. Consider taking advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and snag a Sole Fitness coupon. Working out on a treadmill at home is a sure way to get back into shape quickly. Grab a pair of ten pound weights and begin to rebuild the strength in your arms, chest and shoulders. A yoga mat and online yoga video will be wonders for calming your mind and stretching, as well as strengthening your core muscles. Borrow or rent a baby jogger and ramp up your walking speed with your baby. Every child needs the benefits of fresh air. Every young mother also needs the benefits of fresh air.

Don’t sabotage your new found work out regime with poor food choices. The greatest gift you can give your recovering body is the elimination of fast food meals and sugary sodas. While you may be pressed for time with an infant, your new workout regime should result in increased energy and stamina. Excess sugar and sodium can thwart these gains. Swap out fast food and soda for lean proteins, loads of fresh fruits and vegetables and chilled water flavored with a slice of lemon. Stay on track, be patient, enjoy your newborn and your shape will return in a matter of months!