Being a mother is without a doubt, one of the greatest gifts in the world. All new moms are faced with the same issues: “How do I lose the baby weight quickly and safely”, “How do I manage my time between the baby, family, and self?”
As a mother of 5, I always asked myself this question “How do I lose the weight while still enjoying my time with my baby and family”?
Suddenly, the answer came to me! All I had to do was figure out a way to incorporate my fun time with my baby into my workout. This way I was still sending quality time with my child and getting in shape at the same time.
The cool thing is that I did not have to go to a gym or hire a personal trainer to get it done.
Here are some of the tips I found?
Get on a schedule
If you have not figured it out by now, you will soon realize that your baby operates best on a set schedule. Normally scheduled naps, meals, and playtimes will keep your baby happy and healthy. A good schedule also helps keep your work out schedule in place.
Set Up a Workout Area
It really helped me when I created a designated workout area. This way everything I needed for me and my baby was in one area. After awhile my baby also began to associate this area with independent play time, raising the odds of me getting a good workout in. Being together also allowed me to keep a close eye on her.
Do not forget the toys
Make sure to fill the area with toys for your baby. Make her feel included in the workout. This is a great time for bonding.
Get on the Floor
As you know, your baby spends a lot of time moving around on the floor. This can be a real asset to you. Make sure to have plenty of clean towels and blankets in the area for your baby to crawl around on.
Did you know that certain types of music have been shown to increase your baby’s IQ? It can also energize your workout and give you energy. Use this to your advantage.
Whatever you do, make sure that both you and your baby are having fun. Do not get frustrated. You may have a day or two where your baby does not cooperate. That’s ok. Just try it again tomorrow.
Ok, I know that sounds crazy, but it is true. Do your best to stay on schedule, but always be willing to change when your baby does not cooperate. If you can not workout at your normally scheduled time, do it later. There are going to be times where your workout is more important to your overall happiness and balance than getting the dishes done.
As I said earlier, as a mother of 5 I now how hard it can be to get a workout in, but I also know how important it is to your sense of well being. Follow the tips in this article and you will quickly see those pounds falling off your body.