The one thing that you need to remember when exercising or dieting, or when you are considering any type of weight loss scheme, is to first consult with your doctor about the pros and cons of it.
This is especially important as you have (maybe) only just had your baby, and you will need to rest your body.
Although these days, extended bed rest is not advocated, it is nevertheless the height of folly to go and get on abike two days or even a week after giving birth.
The same thought process applies to taking long tiring extended walks, jogging, swimming strenuously, and
anything that will set you back from a full recovery from the birthing process.
There will be some easy exercises which you can do however, to help you keep yourself in shape. It can also help you to not to become too mired in the various daily needs and duties, which can all too easily overcome you and take you away from your own needs.
The best recourse before beginning though is most definitely to talk things over with your doctor. You will be able to find more information about it in an earlier section entitled “Talk with your doctor”.
On the other hand, even if you are a few months away from already having given birth to your baby, you might feel that you have no need to consult with your doctor. This is the wrong way to think.
If you are going to start an exercise regime, or even embark on a daily round of gentle exercises, you should still ideally consult with your doctor. Although the same reasons do not apply to you as to a mother who has only just given birth, you too need to be careful.
One thing to remember though, is that not everyone likes exercise, and not everyone can keep it sustained for any appreciable length of time.
If this is the case with you, and you find that you are one of those people who truly hate to take the time out of your day and exercise, there is one little thing that you should keep in mind. You are already working out every day, most of the time.
How does this work? Well, let’s take the everyday occurrence you have now, of looking after your baby. Unless you have a nanny or someone to help you, most of the time you will be looking after your baby on your own.
This means that you will be progressively lifting a heavy weight, for the foreseeable future, or until the little tyke learns how to walk.
Think about it ladies, that’s at least nine months if not twelve, where you will be doing weight training, because naturally enough, the times you spend carrying your baby won’t all be idle ones.
You will more than likely find yourself juggling a number of things, from cooking to cleaning to shopping. All of these things will come in handy in your desire to lose weight.
Then there’s the little fact of cleaning house, and generally looking after things. You might go to work, but isn’t it true that you also do some of the housework when you get home? Think of that as another method for you to lose some weight.
And if you’re a mother who goes to work, not to worry, there are still ways in which you can exercise without even realizing it, such as walking to work, or maybe even walking during your lunch hour maybe to get to your favorite restaurant.
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