As you’ll know from my previous posts, there are many priorities for a new mom that take precedence over fat loss, like pelvic floor/deep core muscle recovery, nourishment and stress management.
That being said, the changes that pregnancy and childbirth create in your body can be quite hard on your self esteem. And even though you may honour your body for the miracle it has just created, it’s still important to many of us, to feel attractive, and thats okay!
So once we take care of rest, recovery and rehabilitation, you can start prioritizing your desire to decrease body fat that you have accumulated over the last year.
Of course we know that a solid foundation of optimal nutrition and hydration are paramount to fat loss – if you need help figuring out an ideal diet for new mamas (and how to start to incorporate exercise back into your life), you can always book a call with me to see how I can help you figure out how to reach your health & fitness goals.
Also, here’s a quick protein ball recipe you’ll want to prepare and have on hand for those moments when you’re hungry and don’t have the time or energy to make food.
Once we take care of nutrition, we have to ensure we’re working out in a way that helps us to build muscle so that we can be more metabolically active and become efficient and burning fat all day long!
Here are 3 exercises you can incorporate into your routine to help with that!
- Lunge to Step-up: This exercise is a fantastic way to strengthen all of the largest muscles in the legs. This means it takes a lot of energy/calories to execute the movement. Ensure that your core is engaged and that you don’t have any pelvic pain when lunging.
How is your postpartum fitness routine going (or not going)? If you’re feeling stuck or not sure about what to do or where to start, feel free to book a complimentary discovery call to discuss your needs in more detail.