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Want a postpartum workout routine that works? Of course, you do – it’s why you’re here! After having and recovering from two pregnancies, I know exactly what goes into an after-pregnancy workout routine – meaning I know what moves work and what ones don’t. The postpartum workouts I am going to recommend will help flatten your tummy and get you into shape. In this post, I plan to take you through what you need in a post-baby workout, what I do as a postnatal workout, and what I advise you not to do for a postnatal workout. Here’s What Needs to be Part of Your Postpartum Workout Routine An ab-focused plan to reconnect your mind-muscle connection Posture exercises to correct posture issues that develop during pregnancy Body weight strength work to build strength back safely Long, slow cardio that helps burn fat An important thing to understand is that once…

It is no secret that staying in shape is important in everyday life, and you can improve your physical being in several different ways. Reducing fats and sugars from your diet and choosing to eat healthily is one way. But some people also like to exercise frequently by going to the gym, taking up interesting sports, and even practicing yoga and meditation. Finding different ways to get in shape is easy, but sticking to them is the hard part. Why exactly is maintaining your physical form such a big deal? Decreased Risk of Chronic Disease By exercising frequently and making good choices to keep your body healthy you are reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases in the future.  Eating foods high in salts, saturated fats, and sugar can lead to numerous different diseases and conditions, from diabetes and gum disease to potential cancers.  Making the right choices and eating…

The day has finally arrived and you are holding your newborn baby for the first time!  Everything is a whirlwind from learning to feed your baby to the discharge instructions as you leave the hospital.  You get home, get settled in, and the next thing you know, it is the endless cycle of feed, change diaper, sleep, repeat.  You know that taking care of yourself is important too but it is SO hard when you are so tired and busy!  Believe it or not, every parent goes through some variation of this.  The important thing to remember is that while you may be feeling physically fine after a couple weeks, it actually takes months for our bodies to fully recover from giving birth!  However, the first 3 months are the time during which you will notice the most significant advances in your postpartum recovery as well as when you can…

Staying healthy and fit is a priority to most women today and the pressures of eliminating excess baby weight postpartum is a burden too many of us bear. Unfortunately, the cost of going to a gym, or purchasing home equipment for weight loss and strength-training activities can add up and put a pinch on your bank account. This can set us up for depressing mood swings, or feeling hopeless about losing weight. Thankfully, there is hope! Taking a few moments to browse the web, I’ve found some surefire ways to bring back a smile in the weight-loss realm. Wouldn’t you love an encouraging boost to get your daily fitness routine back on track and still stay within a healthy budget? Here is a selection of fabulous fitness finds that should be easier on the budget and inspire you to knock that postpartum weight off in a flash. Many of these…

Pregnancy and childbirth are often considered some of the most beautiful events in life. The BBC reports that in America, there were 3.6 million births from women aged 15-44 years old in 2020. This is a 4% decline from the previous year’s numbers and shows that the rate of childbirth has continued to decrease annually since 1979. Research shows that this dip is because many women prefer to become mothers much later in life as compared to the previous decades. They claim that this helps them be more prepared for the inevitable differences a baby will make in their lives. How pregnancy changes the body When someone goes through pregnancy, they will notice that their body changes in several ways. Women can experience sensory changes during pregnancy, for one. An example of this is when you start to feel an aversion to food or scents you used to like. You…

Don’t you just love getting outside in the fresh air and enjoying the beauty of nature all around you? Isn’t it sad thinking that many people are stuck indoors all day working at jobs in an office without so much as even a view of the outdoors? If you are the kind of gal who jumps at the chance to get outside on your own and breathe in the wholesome goodness of that fresh air and sunshine, and maybe even get in a quick workout to shape and tone your body, then you’re in luck. This post is just for you! Whether it’s running, golfing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, or mountain climbing, you’ll find a bunch of affordable fitness gear products to assist moms (like you) who love the outdoors!  Fitness and Sports Gear for Moms Who Love Outdoor Workouts  Invincible Fitness Agility Ladder Training Equipment Set This equipment set helps…

Recently, the “What’s Your Excuse?” Mom was re-circulating through social media and the news with her recent weight-gain admission. It brought me to thoughts on the whole #fitmom trend, and where we go as mothers with it. My immediate  reaction was, “how brave of her, to be honest, and brave to admit her mess when she subtly shamed mothers for not losing the weight.” She became humble and honest. We are all well aware of the #fitmom trend or dare I say pressure to be our own version of a #fitmom. Social media rewards and celebrates images of mom’s post-baby, looking fabulous and fit just days after giving birth. But, there are many moms also posting their scars, marks, and skin folds – triumphantly celebrating the birth of their baby. I think the whole #fitmom movement is fabulous because it encompasses so much of our desires as women, not moms.…

You don’t want to miss these awesome apps for tracking pregnancy and breastfeeding. As a new mom, you’ve got a lot on your plate so these simple apps can help you try and keep track of it all! Getting in the modern groove of trying out new apps, are you? Great! There are so many fantastic new apps to explore for tracking pregnancy, baby’s growth, and breastfeeding. Many of them you may recognize from popular pregnancy books, others may be totally new to you, but still may offer some extremely valuable advice and helpful tips. Don’t forget to check out the reviews on some of these apps, as the responses can sometimes share a hidden component within an app that isn’t described in the original description. Some suggested functions that are a huge help and something to consider when choosing which ones you wish to keep and use, is…

Calling all working moms who want to take on the challenge of getting fit and trim while still maintaining your duties at your day job. There are loads of ways to incorporate simple methods for weight loss and exercise into your daily workday routine that can go a long way to accomplishing your personal goals in categories such as nutrition, losing weight, balance, strength-training and toning, aerobic activity, or endurance. In an effort to find some helpful gear to make your endeavors easier to accomplish, here is a list of gear to lose weight and get fit while working weather it is a corporate job or a stay at home job: Gaim Classic Balance Ball Chair  Utilizing a balance ball to sit on at work at your desk instead of a regular office chair can encourage more toning and strengthening and improved posture. It’s a practical way to help boost weakened…

Many mamas just accept weight gain during the holiday season and plan on losing that way once January hits. It is much easier to enjoy the holidays if you want to be able to eat all the cookies, and all the comfort food and just live in stretchy pants. If that works for you, then go for it! But, you don’t have to go one way or the other. If you aren’t losing weight, you don’t need to be gaining weight, you can just maintain your current weight! And, it isn’t that hard because you are already set at that weight, so if you kinda stay in your routine and caloric intake, you don’t have to go through the weight gain and weight loss roller coaster! If you are a breastfeeding mama, it can get super easy to binge on all the cookies, chocolates, and sweets because we know breastfeeding…