Having a baby is a transformative experience, for your life and your body. You know you’re strong because you delivered an amazing human being into the world, now you can use that strength for bouncing back after baby. Here are some personal training tips to get and stay on track:
1, Write down your goals. Do you want to lose weight? Build toned “mom arms?” Have more energy? Be specific and give yourself something tangible to aim towards.
2, Formulate a realistic time frame to achieve your goals, keeping in mind that your body has been through a lot and might still be healing.
3, Mark a calendar with the days you’re going to exercise and the times that work for your schedule and then do your best to stick to it.
4, Work with a certified personal trainer to hold you accountable and keep you motivated. They can teach you approaches that will get you to your specific goals faster.
5, Track your meals in a notebook or apps like MyFitnessPal. If you’re nursing, do your research to be sure you’re eating the right amount of calories and getting adequate nutrition for you and your baby.
6, Stay active with friends. Bring your babies and take a walk, hike or jog together. Friends are great for helping each other stay accountable.
7, Stay away from sugary drinks like soda and fruit juices, and focus on drinking lots of water daily. Post-partum women need more water than most people, so drink at least ten glasses a day.
A local gym like Retro Fitness, with over 150 locations nationwide and dedicated 1 on 1 personal training coaches is the perfect place to help with these steps in a focused, goal oriented environment.