It sounds so simple but this is the one thing that all my Mama clients who transformed have in common.
These Moms set realistic expectations. We are all perfectly imperfect. We will fall on our faces hundreds of times throughout our lives. This doesn’t signal failure. If you fall off your diet or miss the gym, correct and continue, don’t throw in the towel and call it quits so soon.
If you fail to plan you plan to fail – Success doesn’t just happen. You have to plan for it. Plan your week, find someone to help you with your babes, pack a gym bag with the bare necessities. Keep it in your car or work bag. If you’re always armed, you’re always ready.
Stick to your new eating and workout schedule as best as you can. Over time and with patience and consistency you will see your body start to transform.
Here’s also some key functional movement I design all my New Mom Programs around
a. Squat variations
b. Deadlifting movements
c. Over Head Presses
e. Lat Pull Downs
f. Hip Thrusts/Glute Bridges
g. Core work (** work with a Pelvic Floor Specialist during pregnancy and postnatal to make sure everything is in working order **)
Of course ALWAYS use a weight/resistance that you’re comfortable with to start even if it’s just bodyweight.
Postnatal isn’t the time to try and break your strength records or try anything out of the ordinary so progress accordingly.
For conditioning, I also will perform HIIT or a Metabolic Circuit twice a week along with taking walks with the stroller 3-4 times a week if the weather is nice.
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Getting back on track with your fitness goals is hard especially after the birth of your baby.
Take it slow and enjoy the process.
Your focus will be back in no time!