If working out for you is like brushiing your teeth you know by now that gym isn’t mandatory for exercising. Besides you can’t go about lifting weights and training post-partum the way you did before, so there isn’t much differnce for you where to do it. And if you’re doing it at home, you don’t have to leave your newborn and worry or be dependant on someone else’s schedule.
3 Post-Partum No Gym Workouts For New Moms
Once you’re cleared to exrecise by your doctor you should start with simple stuff, gradually working your way up to and surpassing your pre-pregnancy results. If you’ve been working out before pregnancy and have some experience with exercise and your body’s responses to it, it should be fairly easy for you to do that now. But if you don’t know where to start, here are a few ideas.
Pushing a buggy and running is the workout of many urban parents these days. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors with the little one and also keep you in shape. But you aren’t feeling ready to run just yet or you are worried about shaking up your baby too much due to bad roads, walking is the second best (first best for those with bad knees and joint problems) to running and you can do a lot of it starting as early as a few days post-partum. It’s a low-impact activity that will give you an opportunity to get outside and breathe some fresh air all the while helping you slim down.
Cycling indoors while your baby’s sleeping can help you not only get fit but also catch up on some television or friendly chats. Cycling outdoors is more challenging as it may require your partner to push the stroller while you’re riding but not impossible and can actually be beneficial for you and your family as a family activity. Besides older kids can follow you on their roller blades or scooters.
Working moms may not have the luxury to walk or cycle a lot but they sure can take advantage of circuit training and sprints. Since you can do a lot of exercises back to back without rest during a circuit, and you can only do 4 or 5 of those, the maximum time that this workout can take is about 20-25 minutes. Add rope jumping or sprints to it and your 30 minutes of exercise is time well spent not only for your body bit also your child who can participate in your workouts when he or she is old enough. It’s a great opportunity to bond with them and also get fit and confident in your own skin.