Childbirth is a miracle and looking at your little critter’s chubby little cheeks probably makes your day and haws you being thankful for everything in life. But let’s be honest, getting back in shape after that torturous time is not a piece of cake. Fortunately, thanks to the internet, we have thousands of new mommies from all over the world who look absolutely dapper and are here to share their secrets with you. We have narrowed them down to the best five ways to get back into shape after childbirth.
Top 5 Ways To Get Back Into Shape After Childbirth…
Take It Slow
Okay, so giving birth is a big deal. You have literally just nurtured and pushed out an entire human being out of your body. So it is only natural to assume that it needs rest. Do not overwork yourself from the very next week and expect to drop pounds within a month.
Expert gynecologists suggest that your body needs at least six to eight weeks to recover completely from post-partum stress.
So, instead of diving into push-ups the very next day, start off by taking a walk around your backyard for twenty minutes. Pick up the pace slowly and maybe move into a jog in a couple of weeks. Remember, all in good time!
Watch Your Diet
Your body will massively crave for all sorts of unhealthy junk afterward. Try to suppress those urges and go for healthier snacks instead. Watch your calories as well and keep track of them on a fitness app or a journal if you must.
Breastfeed Your Baby
Breastfeeding your baby requires around 600 calories. You need to do a massive cardio workout to burn those kinds of calories in a gym. So your body is helping you out automatically. All you have to do is keep your cravings in check and the calories under control and we can assure you that you will not be carrying those extra pounds in a couple of months!
Do Strength Training
Go to your gym and lift some weights. Do some push-ups and squats while you’re at it. It helps improve your vaginal health too. Kegel balls are another great way to improve vaginal shape and health. Even though strength training will not help you burn as many calories as a cardio workout will, it will help your body shape-up and look sexy!
Get a Fitness Buddy
I can tell by personal experience that one of the best ways to achieve your body goals is by having a fitness buddy with you. It helps develop healthy competition and you can keep each other in check while you’re at it too!
About the Guest Contributor
Martyna Hollis is happily married and has two little ones. She is one of the co-founders of http://www.howcanimakemyvaginatighter.com. She helps other married women to achieve better vaginal health using different methods.