Post-Pregnancy Workout

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.” – unknown author

One thing missing is, “body a little bit bigger” :P. Women know the struggle. Eat well and rotate these exercises into the mix to help your journey back to your pre-baby weight!

Workouts at the gym just aren’t as fun, and your body likely doesn’t have the same stamina it once did. We know and understand your struggle! Here’s a list of five fun exercises to help you reach your post-pregnancy goals! You can start with these exercises a week after delivery, just make sure to get your doctors OK before doing anything. Also don’t start with all of the exercises at once. Start with one, and roll out the rest!

 

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Pelvic Tilt

Lie on your back with your knees bent, with a pillow between your legs, and another beneath your hip. Place your arms by your side, and your feet flat down. Inhale, then exhale! As you do so, draw your abs inwards and tuck your pelvis under tightly. Do a kegel while you squeeze your buttocks! Hold this position for around five seconds, a total of 10 repetitions.

Pelvic Bridge

Lie on your back with your knees bent, and hip-width apart. Inhale, and as you exhale bring your abs up and in towards your spine. Lift your hips off the floor, by bringing your pelvis off and form a bridge position. Slowly bring your body back down. Repeat this five times, and work your way up to ten.

Heel Slides

Lie on your back with your knees bent, and your feet hip-width apart. Start with one foot by flexing it and pressing your heel into the floor. Use your abdominal muscles to push your heel away from your body, while keeping your pelvis still, and your knee slightly bent. Return to starting position and work the other foot. Do five slides on each side, and work your way up to ten.

Towel Pulse

Lie on your back with your knees bent, and place a towel across your upper shins, while holding onto the towel from both ends. Squeeze your thighs together. As you exhale, bring your abs in and take your shoulders off the floor. Hold your ab muscles in that position then release. Do this 10 to 12 times, working your way up to 20.

Single-Leg Stretch with Towel

Lie on your back and place your knees above your hips, and your shins parallel to the floor. Put a towel on the thigh of one leg and hold each end of the towel with both hands. Push the towel against your thigh to build resistance. As you exhale, lift your shoulders and head off the ground and extend your chosen leg out. Repeat with your other leg. Alternate legs for five repetitions and work your way up to ten.

Don’t overwork yourself. Complete exercises at your own pace. You won’t have the same energy you once did before pregnancy, but these postpartum exercises will help you build your way back up.

Don’t forget, to get back to that goal body of yours, you also have to eat right! Ignore those pregnancy cravings! Book a Private Chef to customize a meal for you to go with your workout routine, and see a change in your body in no time! A post-pregnancy workout needs a post-pregnancy meal plan!