**Today’s post is from a friend. I know there are a lot of mamas out there wondering if you can ever get your pre-baby back and it is possible! Just give yourself time and patience because you just made a human!**
The myth that you will never be able to get your body back that you had before children is true to some extent. You will not be able to get that body back without hard work and a lifestyle change as metabolisms tend to slow as we age. Taking a positive attitude will also be necessary as it can be easy to get discouraged if your hard work doesn’t seem to be paying off. Gradually get into the swing of things as doing too much too quickly can lead to injury putting yourself in a worse situation than you originally were in. Below are tips that can be life changing and allow you to have that body you had before you started a family.
Meal Prepping For Yourself And The Family
Meal prepping for yourself as well as the family can help you all eat in a more healthy fashion. Portion control is not as important when you are eating things like raw vegetables, fruits, or lean meats. Growing children should not have portions limited unless they are chronically overweight. After a long day at the gym or at work it can be nice to throw a healthy meal into the oven and relax until it is done. The Paleo diet grew popular with the Crossfit boom while the Ketogenic diet is now the trend. Both of these incorporate eating healthy things and cutting out carbs from rice or bread which helps dieters lose weights.
Exercise Before The Kids Wake Up
Being a mother means that you have quite a bit to do in the morning when the children wake up. Take time before they usually wake up to get a workout in whether it is at the gym or you have workout equipment at home. Something as simple as getting in a 30 minute spin on a stationary bike can transform your body over time. In addition to this it will help spike your metabolism for the rest of the day. If you do not have workout equipment something as simple as a yoga mat can allow you to do a workout you find on YouTube. There are so many different workouts to follow along with that it can be a great change in pace compared to your usual afternoon workouts.
Try Out Some HIIT Workouts
HIIT or high intensity interval training has been shown to shed the pounds and it is not complicated to do. Something as simple as a minute sprint followed by a few minutes of moderate walking done 10 or so times can do wonders. This helps boost improve insulin sensitivity as well as boosts metabolism for quite a long time. With these workouts only taking 25 to 45 minutes including warm up and warm down it would be unwise to not try this a few times. This is used by fitness buffs as well as professional athletes so it is now time for you to try it!
Set Milestones On The Way To Your Ultimate Goal
Finding a goal that you can work towards is important as otherwise you are working towards nothing. Attaining your ideal body will take time so it is essential to set milestones on the way to achieving the ultimate goal. If you cannot do this then you need to find a trainer that can, like the pros at Amped Fitness. Amped Fitness is all about training, making it a part of your daily lifestyle, and creating and maintaining an optimistic state of mind. Find the right training program to help motivate you towards moving forward.
Utilize Supplements To Amp Up Workouts/Quicken Recovery
Supplements have come a long way in the last decade with a supplement for nearly every need. The most basic supplement you should be taking is a multivitamin as there are a variety. Certain multivitamins have different nutrients with some being great for joint health while others can be great for hair/skin. Recovery supplements need to be taken so you can come back day after day and perform at your highest level. A whey protein powder can be great after a workout while a casein protein powder is perfect for before bed. There are so many resources online of how to build a perfect supplement program that it should not be too difficult. Avoid pre-workouts as some of these have been found to be bad for long term use and a strong cup of coffee can do the same job as most pre-workouts on the market.
The world of a mother is busy to say the least and adding the above to your routine might seem overwhelming. For this reason implement each of these tips a few weeks apart as you should not go full throttle when first starting out. Do what many think is impossible and get into your best shape of your life!