I’m sure like many new moms out there your body feels like a foreign object at the moment, it’s only job is to care for your new baby and you feel like a cow being milked all day and night… plus may feel like a cow just from the excess weight lingering behind… I mean was I the only one shocked the first time I saw myself in the mirror because my bump was still there?!
I gained 26lbs total throughout my pregnancy, which I’m sure some of you who put on more will roll their eyes at only 26lbs BUT please remember I was sick throughout my entire pregnancy!
I have now dropped 20lbs and have the last 6lbs to go… basically the weight of my baby when she was born which is crazy to think! All the fat has collected round my midriff area, thighs and obv my boobs… to be honest I’m happy for my boobs to stay! But the rest of the weight needs to go as my jeans/trouser/skirts STILL don’t fit me… I’m making the excuse that my body shape has changed… is that a thing?!
So 4 weeks into mom body, 20lbs dropped thanks to breast feeding and running around like a headless idiot not having a clue what to do! I’m looking forward to my 6 week doctors check up so I can be told to crack on with fitness.
My fitness plan is to walk the cub every morning for the rest of my 6 week maternity leave, then when my hubby is home go for a 5k run round the neighborhood and do this routine daily… running always helps me lose weight. BUT I would like to get my strength up also, even though my gym membership is on hold I want to use the outdoors to get fit.. here is a fitness routine I was looking at:
high-intensity interval training.
- 30 seconds of jumping jacks
- 30 seconds of high-knees
- 40 seconds of burpees
- 40 seconds of mountain climbers
- 40 seconds of knee-tuck jumps
- 40 seconds of push-ups
- 40 seconds of jump squats
- 40 seconds of pop squats
- 40 seconds of square hops
- 40 seconds of running lunges
- 40 seconds of jump lunges to feet jacks
Rest for 20 seconds between each exercise and compete whole circuit three times.
So help me… how did you get your pre-pregnancy body back on track? I am seeking advice/tips etc. Or if you are like me, a new mom and determined to get back in shape hit me up lets do this together!