The Impact of Working Out Immediately After Having a Baby

Posted on Mar 27 2014 - 9:53am by somayar

A woman’s body can endure so many changes over the period of nine months and it prepares you for the beautiful blessing of motherhood. However after your bundle of joy arrives your new best friend should be clean eating habits and exercise. Exercising after pregnancy will help you to increase your energy level, feel better about your new body image and feel your best. I know exercising maybe the last thing on your mind after giving birth, but believe me it’s worthwhile. In fact, exercising after pregnancy might be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Being active with exercise after pregnancy can:

  • Help prevent and promote recovery from postpartum depression
  • Improves your mood
  • Restores your muscle strength and tone
  • Promotes weight loss, particularly when combined with reduced calorie intake
  • Condition your abdominal muscles
  • Boost your energy level
  • Improve your cardiovascular fitness
  • Relieve stress

With being a new mother myself; 2 months postpartum to be exact I noticed a huge difference in the way I felt once I incorporated exercise back into my daily routine. Even though I worked out my entire pregnancy it feels great now that I can workout without limitations on what exercises I do.  Since giving birth vaginally I was able to jump back into exercising pretty quickly. Of course things may be different for a mother who had a c-section. So always consult with your doctor first before engaging in any physical activity. I also started meal prepping my meals again. Therefore I’m not tempted to eat foods that are disguised by tasting good as it’s packing unwanted weight onto my body. As I workout I like to wear my waist garment to the gym and throughout the day for as much as I can handle the pressure, and some nights I even sleep in it. So far I have lost 25 lbs and 4 1/2 inches by maintaing a strict routine and sticking to it. I have learned that it’s possible to bounce back to pre-pregnancy and or better with patience, consistency, and hard work.

Remember it took 9 months for your body to under go this change. Give it time and your body will bounce back!

– Laeann Amos

This video is clips from some of the exercise completed today. I’m a fit mom all the way. There’s no excuses for not building A Sexier Healthier You. It’s not about having time, it’s about making time! Music playing is: Charles Reed – “Think That I”

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