Now that your beautiful bundle of joy is here, you may be ready to start losing any excess weight that you gained being pregnant.
Here’s four easy ways to help you get started.
1. Have A Plan
Write down your goals – how much weight you’d like to lose, how many minutes/hours can you get in a day so you can better map out your routine, and what areas you’d like to target in your routine each day.
Get yourself prepared both emotionally as well as physically so that you’ll be more apt to stick to your health routine and workouts.
2. Keep A Food Journal
Writing down what you normally eat throughout the day may sound like a tedious task but it’s one that will make you much more aware of not only what types of foods you’re putting in your body but also how much.
3. Start Swapping Foods Slowly
On your next trip to the supermarket, pick up some healthy, easy to eat snacks – think apples, oranges, and baby carrots.
Also pick up some good add-ins to your dinner – think beans, brown rice, and leafy greens.
Slowly start adding healthier options into your meal and snack routine until it becomes the norm.
If you’re not already drinking water throughout the day, start incorporating that as well.
Swapping foods slowly will help you feel less like you’re on a diet and it will also help you to make healthier food choices whether you’re eating at home or on the go.
4. Start With Easy Exercises
Start your exercise routine slowly, if all you can fit in is fifteen minutes a day then make the most of those fifteen minutes.
You’re in this to get healthier so do it at your own pace.
Walking is an easy exercise to start with as you can take your baby along with you in the stroller.
While baby is napping, fit in some sit-ups or crunches.
- The key is to find a happy medium between being a mom and getting yourself healthier – starting with easy exercises and slow meal swapping will help you on your journey to a new you.