Get Your Body Back

get-your-body-backIt's time to get your body back, so how do you start? Well, if you have just given birth, you need to wait until you have clearance from your doctor; then take exercising slowly so your body can adjust. Walking is the best way to develop your muscles and prepare your body for more strenuous exercise.

Here are a few ideas on workout routines that can help you get your body back:

1) Walk / Run – give your daily walk a boost by adding running intervals. Walk for 5 minutes, and then run for 30 seconds. Repeat for 30 minutes. Every day, cut down the amount of walking and increase the running until you are able to run for the entire time.

2) Hiking – enjoy the great outdoors, and spend time with your little one by strapping on a backpack and heading for the hills. Hiking is a great way to tone muscles and get some cardio.

3) Aerobics – get your blood pumping with some high impact aerobics. There are many fun classes at your local gym or community center to enjoy.

4) Yoga – tone, lengthen, and strengthen your muscles with some great yoga classes. Move up through the ranks until you are a real yoga master.

5) Swimming – whether it's laps or swim-aerobics classes, heading to the pool is a great way to burn off fat and tone your muscles from head to toe.

The important thing is not what you choose to do, but that you get out there and start doing it. Try to pick one or two activities, and do them twice a week or more. On the days you aren't heading to classes or out for a jog, keep up your activity level with a brisk walk or a home workout. This will help your muscles recover from your previous workout, and you will see results faster.

Keep up the good work, and you will start to see a difference in just a few weeks, along with increased energy levels – which is something all new moms need. If you find that a particular exercise isn't working for you, then find something else that does, and congratulate yourself for taking good care of your body.

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  1. Vivian says:

    I wish I can go exercising whenever I want…but there is no one to babysit during the day for most of the days of the week : (
    The only times that I can go is after I put baby to sleep after 10 pm and by that point, I am too exhausted.

  2. Adah says:

    Mummy magic weight loss tea did great help to me getting rid of pregnancy weight and belly fat. It ‘s best for breastfeeding moms and also helps boosting breast milk supply.

  3. Grace says:

    i walking during pregnancy to work out, that is walking along my street but right now its too cold and most sidewalks have ice not just snow, does chasing after and keeping up with and cleaning up after 4 children count as working out?????

  4. mommy nhoj says:

    I lack the motivation 🙁

  5. Kelsey says:

    iwish i had time to exercise, but i work full time as a cna & take care of baby when im home and im always exhausted, seems like thats all enough of a workout i guess, im only 5 pounds over my pre pregnany weight, but a lot less toned =/

  6. Theresa says:

    Pre-pregnancy I was fit and toned. After I found out I was pregnant, I stopped exercising, except for walking. Now I’m 10 weeks post- and I am still not exercising. I need the extra motivation to go back to my Pilates. Only thing is, i’m more motivated to eat donuts and cookies.

  7. JenM says:

    I just tried on bathing suits yesterday and I have to say it was the most depressing thing I’ve done in a while. I’ve always been thin and toned even after my other 3 kiddos but this time I cant get it back. She is definitely worth it though!!!

  8. sheenaholman says:

    Ugh I hate exercising!

  9. I will start doing this again 😛

  10. Janice says:

    I go through phases of exercise and not so much exercise. I am at the end of a not so much, period and I am thinking I should add the pool exercises again to get the no impact affect, and ensure the shape up.

  11. Bryson says:

    I am barely strong enough to be active again, after a very difficult pregnancy, delivery and recovery. With my daughter, I was back close to pre-pregnancy weight by the time she was seven months. This time? Noere close.

  12. Melody says:

    I just wish I had more time for exercise!!!

  13. Jeanetta says:

    I haven’t started exercising yet, but I think I will start with walking….

  14. well i leave the baby with his dad i go jogging around an i do sit ups

  15. My daughter likes to listen to music, I usually put her in her bouncy while I do a 30 min Zumba workout on the Xbox while she sits there quietly, sometimes i have to cut it short but every little counts

  16. Jessica says:

    I really need to start working out but I’m always at work. Then when i get home my daughters up in 4 hours so i barely manage to get 4 hours of sleep

  17. i need to get on the ball with the workouts, lol.

  18. Mary Mullard says:

    looking forward to working out

  19. lhacko says:

    I love swimming and can do that with baby<3

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