How to Get Into Shape after Giving Birth

Now that your beautiful baby has arrived in this world, it’s time for you to regain your old self and your old body back. It surely won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible either. All you need to do is put a little effort into it and give it some time, and you will be rocking your old jeans in no time at all! You probably gained around 25-35 pounds and you can shed it off in a few months with the right kind of exercise and the right kind of food.

How to Get Into Shape after Giving Birth

Losing the baby weight won’t be easy, but you can try and test the combination of various methods to try and see what works for you. Here are some of the many methods you can try:

  • Cut back on all of those junk foods. You no longer have the excuse to continue your pregnancy cravings and so it’s time to get back to your senses and to control your cravings. Cut back on those extra meals, those desserts – and you will start noticing a difference soon. This might help you. On the plus side, you won’t feel bloated anymore either which will be a great bonus for you – especially in your post-pregnancy period.
  • Walk it off every chance you get. As a new mother, you might or might not have the chance to walk a lot. If you do have the chance, or if you want for your baby to grow a little before you do, utilize that chance every single time you get it. You can walk with your infant a little bit every day. So whether you walk down the street, take a quick walking trip to the grocery store or the mall; just make sure you walk. Whether it is fifteen minutes or fifty just do it.
  • Opt for waist training. If you have some special event coming up, and you really need to tone your torso, waist training is for you. If you want to learn more about waist training, what it is, how it works, how to find the right corset for you then click on this link: http://www.hrglasstraining.com/what-is-waist-training-how-to-start/. This website will have you covered for all the details you need and all the queries you might have. Waist training is the way to go if you want to get into good shape.
  • Set a major goal that is achievable at the same time. You might lose track soon if you don’t have a goal to achieve. A goal will act as a major motivator in your weight loss goal. It is very important that you set a feasible, reasonable and achievable goal. If you prefer, you can even divide your goal into smaller sub-goals and try to achieve those one by one as you go along. Slowly work on building your speed and stamina.
  • Find a baby friendly gym. If you are the kind of person who must hit the gym in order to lose weight, then you should search for a baby friendly gym. Nowadays, there are many gyms that offer babysitting services and this would be the perfect time to take advantage of those. You will always have time to checkup on your baby and will be able to blast those calories at the same time.

Pros and Cons of Home Exercise and Gym Exercise

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As a single mom looking after kids and struggling to make ends meet, there is often a time when one wonders whether the exercise done at home is as effective as that done in a gym. So today we will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of both: home exercise and gym exercise. Naturally, for most single moms, this might be a no brainer: gym can be expensive; one needs to make time for it and, if needed, even arrange for a baby sitter. Anyway, if you are still wondering if you can get the body you desire by working out at home or whether you should sweat out in a gym for that, we have answers for you:

Benefits of working out at home

  • Home training fits in your schedule 

The biggest advantage of working out at home is that you can do it when you like unlike adhering to the fixed hours that gyms usually offer. Also, many experts actually feel that gym is a place where you need to be social and being social does not always make for an effective workout. Furthermore, most gyms are overcrowded on certain days of the year when everyone seems to be bitten by the fitness bug. At such times, you need to wait in the line or go very early/late when the crowds are sparse.

  • Home gym offers you privacy 

If you are like most stay at home moms, you’d naturally want more privacy while working out. You need not wear the most stylish gym clothing but can exercise in any ‘old thing’ at home. If you are not too proud of your post-baby body shape, you’d not want to exercise before strangers. Additionally, after doing a set of squats or abs, if you feel like sprawling in the middle of the floor, you can do so in your home, but probably not in a gym.

  • Home environment actually offers better concentration 

As long as the kids are involved in some activities and the baby is fast asleep, moms can really concentrate on their workout. Additionally, should your kids need you; you can be there in an instant, unlike in a gym where you’d probably be worried all the time about them.

  • Eww! Germs 

While most gyms are strict about cleanliness, no matter how much you wipe down the equipment you are likely to encounter germs left by the previous user; something your home environment will be devoid of.

  • Did we mention it is cheaper? 

Naturally working out at home often ends up being cheaper though you’d need to invest in resistance bands, weights, dumbbells and/or an exercise ball. Still, considering the membership fees most gyms charge, these will be far less and would also be a one-time expense.