Are you driving yourself nuts trying to get back to shape? You may have followed every other advice shared by your friends, but may have failed miserably.
Worry not, it happens with every new mom. Your body has indeed done a great job by delivering a baby. Remember, your body nurtured a new life in your tummy for nine months. Getting fit after having a baby is, thus, definitely not an easy task. Rather than following a strict schedule, focusing on a few principles will help you do that. Be flexible and make decisions that suit your body and mind based on these principles.
Healthy Approach To Foods
Dieting will be the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of losing those extra pounds. But, it may not be a good idea.
The rule of the thumb is to eat well. Don’t be too restrictive. Add lean protein, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables to your menu. Your body finds its fuel from the food you eat. So, to be active and dynamic you need to stay healthy by supplying your body
Restrict empty-calorie foods. You can stay away from sodas and chips for some time.
Never Miss Your Meals
Busy with your little one? Well, every new mom tends to skip their meals while they give their best to the baby. But, always keep in mind that you should be in your best to take care of your little love.
Skipping meals should not be part of your daily routine. Turns out, it will lead to overeating and binge eating later. To compensate meals, you may also tend to rely on snacks more, which is really bad for your health.
Get Up And Move
Sorry to say this to a sleep-deprived and exhausted mom. But, believe us you will never regret getting back to your exercise routine. Once your doctor gives a green signal, embrace a new exercise schedule.
Always listen to your body and take it slowly. Start with exercises that you enjoy. If you concentrate on exercises that help you burn calories, you may get tired easily. Incorporate those exercises which you really enjoy.
Prioritize Your Goals
Well, do not worry. Giving priority to your
You don’t need to spend hours and hours for self-care. Make a plan on what you want to do such as exercise, any activity, or reading a book. This helps you plan your day by incorporating your needs without disturbing your baby’s schedule.
Without feeling good about yourself, you will not be able to keep your baby and others happy.
Talk To Other New Moms
Lacking motivation? Stay in touch with other moms. You will get to know that you are not alone in fighting the postpartum battle.
Sharing experiences with them and listening to their experiences will equip you with more strength and confidence. You will realize that there are bad days in every moms’ life. There are lazy days when you break all the rules of fitness. Being with other moms will help you regain the confidence and stay motivated. With the help of the group, you may also be able to develop a better strategy that works
Fall In Love With Your Body
Let’s accept the fact. The baby weight after delivery is not a pleasant thing. But, you should not hate it. If your body hasn’t gone through those changes, you would not have received your little one. Your uterus expanded, your cervix dilated, your hormones changed, and your body started producing milk for your baby!
Wow, that’s an amazing job! In fact, a miracle. You should not hate your body for those extra pounds. If you dislike your body, you will not have any self-care mindset. Fall in love with your body, then you will naturally take steps to keep it fit and fine.