Most women who have given birth discover that, once the baby has been born, there is still work to be done if they want to fit into their old clothes. But after giving birth, you definitely don’t feel like running any marathons and you’ve gotten so used to eating everything in sight that going back to a low calorie diet seems like torture. You’ll be happy to learn that the three hints we outline in this article for this are simple enough that any woman can do them if they need help losing baby weight. So if you just had a baby, and you desperately want to lose the weight, then follow the three tips below and you’ll be back to your pre-baby weight in no time. In case you are interested, a great way to shed those unwanted pounds is by making healthy smoothies with a Vitamix. There are a lot of great Vitamix recipes too!
Leg Kicks: This is a fantastic workout both for strengthening your abs and raising your heart rate. To start out, lay down on your side while assuming the pike position (slightly bent at the waist). Keep one leg bent to help you keep your balance and then straighten out your top leg and draw it forward as far as you can. With your leg up in the air, move it so that it hovers over your bottom leg. Repeat this motion ten times without lowering your leg. Then, roll over and repeat. Do three reps on each side and you’ll see results in no time.
Pilates: Pilates may be slow, but you can burn 226 calories per hour.
That’s quite a lot of calorie shedding with very few movements. You can learn different kinds of moves by watching online videos, DVDs or reading books. Sometimes, you may be even able to add a dietary supplement into your weight loss routine for faster weight loss. Beware though, that a lot of them like phenTabz and Optimus extract for example are not suitable for new moms, especially if you are breastfeeding. So, please consult your local doctor to check before trying any new supplements.
One of the best exercises to do after giving birth is to lie on your back and bend your knees. Put your hands behind your head and take a breath. Then let your air out while you lift your shoulders and head off the floor (while simultaneously contracting your abs). Then, straighten your legs and move them into a 45 degree angle while you keep your palms down and lift your arms. Pump your arms in a rhythmic manner while inhaling for five beats. Then breathe back out for five beats. Do 100 of these each day and you’ll get into great shape very quickly.
Strengthen abs and lose weight with the classic crunch. In case you don’t know how to do a crunch properly, lie on the ground with your hands behind your head and your knees bent. The next thing to do is inhale as you life your head and shoulders off the ground and exhale as you tighten your abs and lower your head and shoulders back to the floor. While you’re doing that, bring your ribs towards your hips while relaxing your bottom. Slowly lower to your initial starting position. As you gain endurance you’ll want to increase to 50 at some point. Be careful not to harm yourself but after reaching 50 add some weight to increase your endurance and challenge.
These exercises can easily be done while your baby is napping. Even if you have to break your workout up into a few exercises throughout the day instead of all at once, that’s still better than not doing any exercise at all. You can lose your baby weight if you really want to. Thankfully, each of these three exercises will help you get there if you do them often enough. If you're looking for a Peer Parent to work with, start browsing other members here! 1, 2, 3, 4.