Most Post Partum women find it a struggle to get back into shape after having a baby. But pregnancy doesn’t have to mean that you should give up on your fitness goals. Nor should you treat it as an excuse to be out of shape.
Hard work and consistency will eventually pays off . It will not be an easy journey but they are no other safe ways around it. They are many different types of workout you can do. Just be sure to pick one that you will enjoy the most so and stick with it.
If you’re still not convinced, check out these amazing transformations and get inspired by these postpartum moms.
LINN JACOBSSON, Athlete
“A WAKE UP CALL”
“So I went through my pictures the other day and that made me think of some of you. I often get questions about what my weight is and I also know that it’s a common pattern for some girls to stand on a scale each and every day to follow those numbers that actually doesn’t matter. Before I was pregnant, picture to the left, I weight 54kg and today, picture to the right, I weight 56kg. I haven’t weight myself since under my pregnancy (until today) and I’m proud over my body when I look at the mirror, and that whats matter! We need to stop care so much about how much we weight and look at our progress in the mirror instead. I’m feeling much better in my body today compared to the left picture, but if I only had focus on the scale I’m ensured that I would have compared my weight to what I weighted before, cause that was my fact back then.”
“I hope you get what I wanted to say with these and take care of yourself!”
BRITTANY PERILLE YOBE, Legion Athletics, NASM/NESTA
32 weeks ?? + 6.5 months pp
“It’s hard to believe this belly stretched all the way to 41.5 inches before I delivered ? what an absolute m i r a c l e that our bodies can do this ?”
“This second postpartum honestly has been a breeze even in the middle of a pandemic. I like to say it’s because I paid my dues with hyperemisis while pregnant ??jk. The real truth is because I knew what to expect having already gone through it. There’s a ton of power that comes from experience. I felt so much more confident exercising while pregnant and knew that keeping my body in motion would greatly prepare me for push day AND a much easier postpartum rehab?”
Ladies, if I can give you one piece of advice regarding exercising while pregnant, it would be, learn proper breathing mechanics and how to use your core unit ??
“I see waaaay too many women powering through their prenatal workouts ? doing exercises that cause way too much unregulated intra-abdominal pressure. Your linea alba (connective tissue along the midline) stretches and thins as your bump grows. It’s essential for you to protect it through proper breathing mechanics and engagement of your deep inner core muscles when exercising and even habitual movements in your daily life.”
“If you scroll back through my account, you’ll see me religiously “wrapping my core” aka activating my transversus abdominis tva BEFORE performing an exercise. Hand on my heart ❤️ practicing this has made ALL the difference in the world ? with my postpartum rehab.”
Tanya Geisinger, Fitness Model WBFF Pro Bikini Athlete
Facebook: Tanya Geisinger
“I lost just over 100 lbs total post pregnancy weight. I’m the happiest, healthiest I’ve ever been & in the best shape of my life. Don’t compare your fitness journey to any other mom’s out there. If you eat clean an exercise, the weight will come off. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, don’t give up.”
“It’s all about starting something and seeing it through no matter how frustrating and difficult it might be. If you fail and get lost along the way ask for advice from others. Just make sure you don’t give up!”
Facebook: Cindy-Louise White
“I always tell people there is no secret weapon. It’s actually very straight forward…. eat clean 80% of the time, train hard, train smart and find a form of exercise that you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy it you won’t be consistent.”
Debora, NASM Certified Personal Trainer
“Nine months pregnant vs TODAY 9 MONTHS POSTPARTUM with baby #2! It’s been very rewarding staying active and healthy pre/during/after pregnancy. I am living the most balanced, healthy life I ever have, and feel so confident.”
We all binge, skip workouts, eat the wrong food, eat too little food. We are human and we all screw up sometimes. Don’t ever give up. Try again!!
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