Getting back in shape after having a baby requires excellent time management! The more you can work child’s play into your workout, the more time there is for everything else that needs to be taken care of during the day.
Baby And A Workout Plan
Getting back in shape after having a baby requires excellent time management! The more you can work child’s play into your workout, the more time there is for everything else that needs to be taken care of during the day. In my case, having a c-section and being a stay-at-home mom was the only way I was able to get a workout on most days.
Prior to having a baby I would do cardio in the morning, weight training on my lunch hour and then do routine work in the evenings. After having a c-section, I was not allowed to work out for 8 weeks. Once I was cleared to work out I could only physically walk and lift light weights/resistance bands.
While nursing, it was impossible for me to make it to the gym in-between sessions, so working out at home was my only option. Here are some of the exercises that helped me keep physically active prior to getting back into the gym:
1. Baby Jogger
I walked for several months until I was able to jog without any pain. To keep my belly from jiggling once I did start to jog, I would wear a neoprene wrap
I would place the baby in her swing and do sit-ups along side of her and play peek-a-boo. Sit-ups and crunches of all kinds can be achieved this way
I would place the baby on her back on the floor and do a push-up over her and give her kisses as our reward for completing each rep. If you don’t feel comfortable holding up your weight, try these other options
Push-ups Over The Baby.
Push-ups option 2
. ◦ Option 1 – Do push-ups on knees
* Option 2 – Face baby away from you so that your body is not over top of the baby.
2. Using The Baby’s Weight This is a lot of fun! Baby gets stimulus and mommy gets a great workout!
* Calf Raises
* Bicep Curl
* Tricep press
* Shoulder press
* Chest press
* Seated Row
By Simone Sziksai