There are any number of us who hate not only the thought of exercising but also everything that goes along withit. Or in other words, we hate exercising! This means that we will do whatever we can to get out of exercising.
This is all well and good if you like and are comfortable within your own skin, but it is a sad fact that if you want to change, want to become healthier, or want to lose weight, exercise is a must. It should be on your horizon day after day, and although this can sound like a life sentence to some of us (myself included!), if you go about it the right way, it needn’t be so bad.
The first thing that you want to do is decide how much weight you want to lose, if it’s not much, then gentle exercise will probably suit you fine coupled with a healthy diet.
If you need to lose more than a couple of pounds however, and this will be the case for most new mothers, you will find that you need to go at it slightly stronger than you normally would have.
To paraphrase a famous line, to exercise or not, that is the question. As I have stated before you don’t need to exercise to lose weight, it just helps – a lot. But first you will need to get the green light from your doctor on whether to exercise, and when is the time for you to start.
Once these things are in place you can then go about finding out what type of exercise is best for you. Do you want a gentle exercise that you can fit in and around your daily schedule, or would you prefer something that is slightly more strenuous. It all depends on you.
If you have nightmares about school and the humiliating and excruciating episodes of gym class, there is no need to worry. The one thing that is entirely optional for you is a trip to the gym.
If on the other hand you feel that going to the gym is a better option for you to help you lose weight, then by all means do so, but remember to first get your doctor’s advice on what you should and should not do.
For instance you might not want to go on the exercise bikes for some weeks or months following the birth of your baby!
These are very simple exercise which can be done at home by yourself, and some of them can even be done with the help of baby if you so wish! These are great if all you want is a simple workout that will keep you fit.
It’s also great if you have limited time to spend on your exercising, as they can be done in the comfort of your home. If on the other hand, you feel the need to get out and about you can always try something that falls in between going to the gym and staying at home.
A few ideas, include,
• Aerobics Class
• Tai Chi
• Karate – if you want something livelier
• Jogging/ Walking with a group of friends
• Or if you wanted to you could always join an exercise group. There are plenty around that cater specifically to new mothers.
• Or if you want, you can find an exercise buddy with whom you can do your workouts. It’s always nicer if
there is someone else around to share the joys of exercising!
These are a great place for you to start with and you will find that they also provide you with some adult company and adult conversation. This in turn can be a great bonus for you, as spending all day every day talking baby-talk is not good for you peace of mind.
Weight Loss After Pregnancy – Exercise does help
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