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Healing your abs after pregnancy can feel challenging. If you’re looking to finally heal your abs after pregnancy, you need my Ab Rehab and Pelvic Floor Restore program. It is part of my bigger program, The Postpartum Cure – but I’ll tell you if you want solid postpartum healing so that you can feel like yourself again, you need this program. If you suffer from bladder leakage, ab separation, back pain, and balance issues – it means you need to take your postpartum recovery and healing seriously. The good news? You can 100% heal from pregnancy. Ready to start healing? Check out The Postpartum Cure. Let’s deep dive into the signs you need to spend time healing your pelvic floor and abs after pregnancy. Prepregnancy Activity Level + Strength Your activity level before pregnancy can determine how your body will heal. When your abs aren’t actively engaged through exercise they…

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…

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…

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…

Abdominal exercises are very important postpartum, especially in the early stages when your uterus and abdominal muscles are contracting. If you are breastfeeding, your body is getting some extra help to get back to normal because the breastfeeding hormones also signal uterus contractions. There are some ways you can help your uterus contract and go back to normal size, and there are also some exercises that will help your abs to the same! The first stage is the uterus contracting and decreasing in size, followed by your abs repairing and recovering from being stretched out. There are some very important exercises I can go over to help your core come back. Just because your uterus is back to normal, doesn’t mean your abs should be too. In the early weeks and month or so postpartum, your uterus is contracting and shrinking. The more you breastfeed, the more uncomfortable contractions you…

Working out postpartum is important to healing, yet many mamas are fearful and confused about what postpartum workouts they should start with. I am super excited to have Amber Nash from Fit Healthy Best here to give us a free postpartum workout you can do, and the good news is it is without any equipment! But first, let’s go over some important questions on postpartum workouts: When can I start working out postpartum? You must get clearance from your doctor before you start your workout program because they will check to make sure you are healed. If you begin working out too early, this can cause issues with wounds, scar tissue development, and a slower healing process in those weeks postpartum. Rather than initiating your workout plan early on your own, chat with your doctor before the six-week mark, and see if they agree that your birth process warrants an earlier…

After you have a baby, you may think that breastfeeding will cause the baby weight to just fall off naturally. You can eat what you need, and before you know it, you are back to your pre-baby weight with no major effort. Actually, losing the baby weight while breastfeeding can happen naturally, with no workout plans or fitness regimens. I know exactly how to lose weight while breastfeeding, without working out because that is exactly how I lost the baby weight fast after my first two pregnancies. Here’s a quick run down of my experience, what I’ve learned, what didn’t work, and how you can do it too! Eat as CLEAN as possible for every snack and meal (more on what this looks like below) Use protein shakes for fast nutrition Walk as much as possible Don’t eat unless you are hungry (intermittent fasting can work really well!) Use milk…

As a mommy of three wild boys, I know which postnatal workouts actually work to flatten your tummy and get in shape, and which ones don’t. I’ve had to lose the baby weight three times now, and commit to a postnatal workout three times. I am also a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, so I’ve used my education and experience to put together a postnatal workout that actually works, heals your abs and pelvic floor and helps you lose weight. In this post, I plan to take you through what you need in a postnatal workout, what I do as a postnatal workout, and what I advise you not to do for a postnatal workout. Let’s go over some important components of a postnatal workout: 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…

I am partnering with 1915TM Organic to share this sponsored post. As a busy mama, I know how difficult it can be to get a workout in. I am just now able to grab some more time for workouts as my little ones are getting older. When they were all 4 and under, it was almost impossible unless I strapped them all in the stroller and just ran as far as they would let me. As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, I have learned some super quick and effective moves that will get your heart rate up and help you burn some fat, even if all you can spare is 15 minutes. Most of us can grab 15 minutes here or there, and I don’t feel as guilty about letting my children watch their favorite show for 15 minutes. Sometimes, staying healthy as a mama means taking advantage of fast…

Exercise can affect your milk supply as a breastfeeding mama, but not with the gravity you might expect. Many breastfeeding mamas worry that exercising postpartum will negatively affect milk supply, and cause a drop that will affect their babies. This isn’t entirely true, and it is definitely not a main cause for milk supply to drop. The truth is, many mamas start dieting while they are exercising, so there is a nutrition factor going on at the same time as the exercise. Your milk supply could appear to be dropping, but exercising isn’t the cause. If a mama reduces calories, but does not maintain a highly nutritious diet, then we have a recipe for your body to struggle making enough milk. Lose the Baby Weight While Breastfeeding with this FREE 5-Day Jump Start! In reality, most postpartum mamas entering into a fitness plan aren’t burning as many calories as they…