Carrying a baby for 9 months is as hard as it gets and dealing with the massive pooch might seem like a milestone but don’t fret! Do not lose hope. Postnatal belly is totally time being and indulging in core area exercises at home can actually help you get rid of it within weeks. If you are a new mommy who needs to fit into her old clothes, we are here to help you turn the clock around!
Check out the easy exercises which you can easily do at home while your baby lies next to you in his crib. Nevertheless, check with your health practitioner and get a thumbs up before you start these exercise regimes.
Walking or slow jogging on a treadmill is the easiest most effective exercise for you right now. While it is the best source of cardio, it will help you warm up, target your overall body for fitness while not harming you in any way.
Once you have warmed up after 15 minutes of exercise, choose your favorite exercise from below and start away!
Abdominal Work out
The abdominal work outs will directly help you target your deep set muscles in your pelvic region and sacrum so that you can enjoy a flatter tummy by the day.
- Floor Bridge
Lie down on the ground with your back straight. Start by inhaling deeply through your nose and exhaling from your mouth. While you lay straight, lift your knees in a 90 degree angle while your heels rest on the floor. Slowly lift up your bottoms and stay there for 5 seconds. Get back into the first position. Continue 10 reps and do at least 3 sets.
- Simple Crunches
Forget the hardcore crunches and indulge in mini crunches for now. Slowly lift your head up till the point you tense your abdominal muscles. 2 sets of 6-7 each will be great for beginners.
Squats are great for your abs, back, legs and hips. Engage in simple squats with feet, shoulder width apart. A single set of 15 reps will be great at this point. Overdoing squats may result otherwise, hence slowly build up your pace.
The best exercise is dancing! Believe it or not, dancing to your favorite beats alone in the room, next to your baby will not only help you lose weight overall but also keep your mood uplifted while you enjoy and relax. Simply choose a nice upbeat playlist, sit your baby in his swing/rocker and dance away. The best part is that you don’t need specific moves, no dance partner and no one is watching you! You can be yourself and enjoy.
Walk to the park
If you want to spend some quality time with your baby while working on your weight loss, simply opt for a walk to the park or to the mall. While your baby will rest in his stroller, you can work those legs and tummy towards healthy fitness.
Fitness is easy if you perceive it to be! Indulge in these simple, home based routines and see the difference!