It is 8.30am and you have already been up for 3 hours. You feel like a zombie.
Your eyes want to close, but you know that you have a whole day to stay awake to get through.
Your goal for the day is just to try and stay awake! Does this sound like your day?
This is a common experience for mums all over the country and when you feel like this it can seem an impossible and ridiculous expectation to think you will do any exercise.
So what is the answer? As if you are trying to lose pregnancy weight, although it is commonly thought that your diet accounts for 70-80% of your weight loss, any exercise you do can help to speed up the weight loss and help you tone up any jiggly areas.
The best advice we can give to you is to get out for a walk. Whether you stay in the house all day or go out – the situation is the same – i.e you will be tired! And even though you may think “How am I going to stay awake today?”, if you make the decision to just put your trainers on, pop on a cap and sunnies (to hide the bad hair and dark circles of course) and get your bub in the pram you can be out in the fresh air feeling slightly more awake before you know it.
And although you may not think you have the energy, once you are out and doing some laps of your local park you WILL feel better and more awake.
And this exercise will not only be great for your body, health, fitness and post baby weight loss – it will also be great for your mental state and for a change of scenery. Plus you can arrange to meet a friend in a similar position too so you can both help eachother through the tough and tired times – and even have a giggle about it all.
So don’t worry about having energy for the gym or doing anything scary in energy terms – just aim for a daily walk and you will feel more awake and feel good that you are moving your body and helping to burn away some of those pesky calories!
And if you want to see some join our 28 Day Challenges where all exercise is done in under 30 minutes at home
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And for the ULTIMATE SAFE, EFFECTIVE & TRUSTED Post Pregnancy Workout – see our EXPERT Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD below – you can purchase and see more information on it here
The DVD can be followed by all mums (for example new mums or mums with older children) and can be followed by someone with a basic or a more advanced level of fitness.
Lisa Westlake is our incredible fitness instructor and postnatal exercise specialist throughout the DVD. With her extensive physiotherapy experience and qualifications (Lisa is one of the most awarded fitness professionals in Australia), Lisa is the perfect fitness instructor to bring The Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD to life – you will love working out with her. (You can see our Q&A with Lisa with commonly asked questions on the DVD here)
The exercises in The Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD are effective and safe and Lisa will guide you through each of the workouts. As well as assisting in the improvement of your overall fitness levels, the workouts in the DVD will also help in the burning of calories, the improvement of your core strength and the strengthening of your pelvic floor.
The six workouts are broken down into 10 and 15 minute sections that you can do when it suits you – or if you have the time and energy you can do the DVD as one 70 minute continuous workout. The Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD also covers special considerations post-birth, such as caesarean sections, back strains, muscle separation, incontinence and pelvic floor issues.
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If you are ready to lose weight then the Lose Baby Weight plans offer a healthy and safe exercise and diet routine.
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