The Key To Postpartum ExerciseMadelinePetersen
You may remember my first attempt at postpartum exercise. That particular exchange may or may not have ended with me eating pumpkin muffins on the couch, but I digress.
I am here to tell you the secret to postpartum exercise.
Join a group.
I don’t know about you, but I am seriously the world’s worst when it comes to self motivated exercise. I want to be in shape, I just can’t seem to do anything about it. We even purchased an elliptical machine, so that I could easily get my butt in gear. I hang my head in shame when I think about how much it cost and how little use it gets.
I love the feelings that come after exercise, heck I even enjoy workouts themselves. I just can’t be depended upon to do it on my own. Ever.
Over the last few weeks, I have had the good fortune of finding a few other moms that are hoping to get back into shape. We are dependant on one another to get together, we have a set schedule (twice a week), and we get to talk, laugh and socialize while we are at it. It’s a win-win-win, or something like that.
I am already reveling in the sweaty post workouts and the next day sore muscles. I am so excited to get to feeling more fit this next year (and regaining some of that core strength that having my son took away).
What are your tips for getting active and staying fit in the first year after a baby is born?