After the birth of a baby, you don’t get time for yourself. There is no opportunity to hit the gym when you know that the baby back home can demand their mother’s presence anytime. But every mother wishes to get back into shape as early as possible.
Those few extra pounds gained during the birth of your baby refuse to go away and you end up weighing a few extra pounds. And being a bit out of shape, maybe have an impact on your self-esteem. This happens with almost 60% of mothers. If you do not want the burden of those extra few pounds, you can immediately begin paying attention to your body and as a bonus ensure that your baby also participates in your workout sessions.
The mother of three children, Olga Baykina, has some fitness tips that will assist you in shedding those few extra pounds and also share some quality time with the baby. Make them a partner in your workout.
1. Squats make everything better
Stand with your feet apart. Take a shoulder-width measurement between your two legs. Hold the baby away from your body and sit with the knees bent until your ankles almost touch your buttocks. Revert to the standing position and repeat. So, go ahead. Burn your calories and tone your butt and thigh muscles.
2. The dynamic and functional forward lunge
Stand and keep your feet apart. Make sure your baby is adjacent to your stomach. Place your right leg forward and while the other leg stays behind, bend your knees till it forms a right angle. Repeat after changing legs. Gives you strong leg muscles, especially the quadriceps of your front thigh. Improves your posture and balance.
3. Burn 100 calories in 10 minutes with side lunges
Clasp your baby in a face-down position. Support them with your hands. Keep your feet apart. Lower your body by bringing your hips down sideways. Shift your body weight onto your right leg. Your legs and buttock muscles will be toned.
4. Pliés – the exercise you learn first, and master last
Stand with your feet apart making the measurement go over shoulder width. Hold the baby before you. Turn your knees until they are at a right angle. Maintain this pose for 1-3 minutes and then come back to a standing position. You can develop the long, lean legs of a ballet dancer.
5. Hip Bridges – start and end lying on your back
Lie facing up and fold your knees. Grip the baby firmly above with both hands, or you can place the baby on the hips. Raise your hips above the ground for a few seconds and then revert to normal position.
6. Reverse Curls – you get to kiss your baby
Fold your knees towards your chest as you lie on the floor. Place the baby between your legs on the shin. Raise both ends of your body – the upper torso and your knees so that they almost meet. Kiss the baby on their forehead. Repeat after going back to where you started from. It strengthens your stomach muscles.
7. Plank – a great core exercise
Keep your baby beside you on the floor. Keep your elbows on the ground under your shoulder and push yourself up. Your body should be in a straight line from the head to the heels. Remain in that position for a couple of minutes. Simple to perform but has a host of benefits. It is great for the stomach muscles.