It can be hard to find a lot of time as a new mom. Exercise doesn't have to happen in a gym or for a dedicated hour. It can happen throughout the day.
Here are some ideas:
**ALWAYS obtain medical clearance before attempting ANY exercise program.***
- Got 10 min? Take a fast walk around the block.
- Put the groceries on one end of the kitchen/apt/house etc and then put them away...one item at a time.
- Lose your remote control...ON PURPOSE:):):)
- Stand up and walk to change the channel.
- Walk with your baby in the stroller and make sure there is a hill on your route. Walk at a challenging pace.
- Play "Mommy the Mountain Climber" with your baby. Use your baby harness to secure your child to you. Walk up and down the stairs in your home. Try for 10x
- Use a resistance band. Attach it around the banister (if available) at the bottom of the stairs. Do standing rows to work your upper back/posture muscles.
Standing Rows: After securing the resistance band. Hold both handles. One in each hand. Back away from the anchor point (where the band is secured) until you have the appropriate amount of tension for you.
Start by standing tall. Chest out. Shoulders down and back. Feet a little wider than shoulder width apart. Both arms are extended in front of you holding the handles of the resistance band. Keep your core tight throughout the movement.
Now pull the handles ("row") back toward your ribs. Squeeze your shoulder blades together at the top of the movement (when you can't pull the band any further).
Extend arms forward to the starting position to complete the rep. Try for 25 reps.
You can do this:):):)
Think about it. You had a BABY!
Working out can literally be child's play:):)
**Always get medical clearance from your doctor before attempting ANY exercise program.
***Listen to your body. Stop immediately if anything hurts or doesn't feel right. Once again. Only exercise after you have been medically cleared by your physician, and then exercise at your own pace.