Babies add awesome resistance! Credit: makelessnoise
I was in the best shape of my life in the months leading up to my pregnancy. I had been working with a personal trainer and was almost a little addicted to workouts. It wasn’t out of the ordinary for me to do two classes back to back or to do a killer strength workout and still have energy left over for cardio. It was like the more I exercised, the more energy I had. It was awesome. And I had so much time. Oh, so much time. (By the way, this kind of commitment is in no way necessary in order to get in shape. I was just hooked, and obviously it was unsustainable for the long haul!)
Now that I’ve been through pregnancy, sleepless nights with a newborn, and the constantly busy and interrupted schedule an infant requires, I don’t have as much time to work out. And I definitely don’t have the luxury of spending an hour or two a day exercising. After a break, I’ll admit that it’s been hard for me to get back into the workout mentality. I’ve looked, but I’ve struggled to find a hint of that workout addict! But I am slowly getting back to it, one mini workout at a time. If you’re struggling to get back on the workout horse, here are a few of my tips I’ve learned along the way trying to get back into shape!
Continue reading my 10 tips for getting back into shape postpartum!