Remember when I had abs? Yeah, me too. I was surprised how quickly my pregnancy weight came off in the first week. It was quite encouraging but between 4 and 16 weeks even as I ramped up the exercise the scale HAS NOT moved. And that is insanely frustrating. I waited until my six week checkup to start working out and then I have started to get back into it slowly. Instead of crazy HIIT classes I started favoring pilates and in the last few weeks, a post-natal fitness class at a local gym.
Given how much I was able to workout during COIVD I figured that even with a baby I would be able to get a good sweat in every day without working. Well that was a big, big joke. Being a Mom makes a full time job look like a walk in the park and by the time the baby goes to sleep the exhaustion is not only physical, it is mental. Mark has been great on weekends watching Lily for an hour or two while I am able to go to the gym but once or twice a week for me is not going to cut it. Thus I am trying to go to workout classes WITH Lily and get some momentum with a schedule.
In looking back at the past few months I have also realized we have travelled alot and similarly, before baby I struggled with eating healthy while on the go every day. I have now started taking Grenade’s OREO Protein Bars (21g protein, just 1g of sugar) with me on a day out and in the month of August, hope I can really get back into a routine. The biggest thing for me is nto physical though, I want to feel good in my body because I know that will make me a happier person and thus, a better Mom.
Do you have any postpartum fitness tips?