In fact, some women will tell you that they’ve been able to get their body in the best shape of their lives after having a baby and that they love it more than ever. It’s absolutely possible to transform your body after a baby, but you have to know what to do and be committed to the process. Even though a healthy weight is very important, don’t miss out on your baby’s first while trying to fight the weight gain.
Take Progress Pictures
To start with,
throw out your scale and take progress pictures. Taking progress pictures is the best possible way to track progress. Scales don’t tell you how much fitter you are, how much more defined you look, or anything that you really want to know. They simply give you a number. Occasionally this number can tell you whether you’re going in the direction that you want to go in, but most of the time, it does nothing but derail your progress and make you feel down about what you’ve achieved so far. Take a picture at the same time every week on an empty stomach, making sure you wear the same thing. You will soon see changes!
Do The Right Kind Of Exercise
This one is key!
There are all kinds of exercise, and the most important thing you can do is do the exercise you enjoy. That’s when you’ll stick to it.
However, the best training plans incorporate both cardio and resistance training. Cardio will help keep body fat low and resistance training helps tone and shape your muscles. However, it’s crucial you use challenging weights. Start light and low and eventually increase. Heavier is better.
Consider Personal Training
Personal training could be a good choice if you know you will struggle to motivate yourself, especially in the beginning. The pros at Elite Training say that you’re more likely to stick with a new plan if you have a little help at the beginning. Plus you’ll get more help with your form for different exercises too, which is super important to ensure you don’t hurt yourself.
Get Your Nutrition On Point
You can’t out train a bad diet! Make sure you’re working on getting your nutrition on point too. You will barely make any progress in the gym if you’re not eating to support your goals. You need to make sure you’re eating enough and that your diet is balanced. Healthy fats, low sugar, the right carbs, and healthy grains.
Consistency is the ultimate key in your fitness journey. You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to be consistent! It’ll also help you to remember that progress is not linear. Just keep going and you’ll get to where you want to be.
I would love to hear your thoughts below. Did having a baby change your perspective on health and fitness?