Now that Cullen is almost three months old, I’m starting to jump full force into my postpartum workouts. Of course, finding the time and energy for those is the biggest challenge. He’s not quite old enough to go to the daycare at my gym, and even when he is I’m not sure how I feel about leaving him there just yet. In the meantime, I’m trying to do as much as I can from home!
I make sure to get a good walk in on most days, and I’m starting to get into a consistent schedule with my treadmill running. But beyond cardio, I really want to make sure I’m doing enough strength training to help me build muscle and regain some of the tone I’ve lost. I realized recently that I don’t need fancy weights or expensive equipment, since I have a built in 15-pound weight that I lug around all day long.
Now that Cullen is a bit sturdier and his head doesn’t need quite as much support from me, I’ve found that I can easily incorporate him into my workouts. He loves the playtime and activity, and it really gets my muscles going. As he continues to get bigger and heavier, I’ll just get stronger and stronger! Here are five things I’m doing at home to get back into shape …
Before starting any exercise program, talk to your doctor and make sure you are healed and ready for exercise. Only do what feels comfortable for your body and your baby!
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