The Best Workouts for New Moms

Hi all! I’m really excited to tell you that I have a project that has been in the works for awhile now and it is near being finished.  I can’t wait to reveal it here on the blog!  In the meantime, I’m going to give you a little hint with today’s post.  Today I want to talk about the Best Workouts for New Moms.  These workouts include your little one and are perfect for getting in a sweat and spending time with your bundle of joy!  The Best Workouts for New Moms is easy and fun.

Best Workouts for New Moms

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Five Tips for Working Out with a Toddler

These five tips for working out with a toddler will help you organize and prioritize your fitness even with a little one (or two) in tow.

In a perfect world we would wake up at a reasonable hour with our child(ren), enjoy a cup of coffee and a healthy breakfast and then leisurely make our way towards our morning workout, where we would spend one complete, uninterrupted hour sculpting our bodies.  Well, in reality, we wake up when we hear that first cry, scramble to get breakfast on the table and slurp down some joe and then try our best to cram in a workout during naptime/while our child is playing and avoid tearing/popping/breaking anything on a toy or said child climbing all over us.  Well, we all know there is no perfect but that doesn’t mean our workouts need to suffer.  These five tips will help you manage your toddler and your fitness!

Workout buddy

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Babies at the Barre™: Stroller Barre Lower Body Blast

Hi friends!  I have a great workout today for mummies.  This one is so easy to incorporate with your baby (but the moves are definitely NOT easy!).  Just take baby in his or her stroller to the nearest local park and try out these moves.  I recommend walking for about 5 to 10 minutes to warm up and then performing these moves.  Barre classes are unique because they work on the principle of interval overload, meaning you work muscle groups until they are fatigued.  Because of that, I recommend doing this workout all at once.  But, if your baby needs motion to stay asleep, feel free to incorporate these moves into your walk.

Babies at the Barre™: stroller barre workout

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Tips for Training with a Baby

Hiiii! How are you? I miss you all so much. We don’t have internet set up in our new apartment yet and I am going out of my mind. I have a huge dependency on internet and tv and am going through very bad withdrawal. Plus my international data usage on my iPhone is through the roof!

In other news…today marks the big 3-2. I honestly kind of forgot how old I was until I realized that I moved to Australia when I graduated college 10 years ago! Holy old. Not to mention I felt really old the other day when I saw this huge Carnival street parade of drunk people go marching by the window of the restaurant we were eating at and my only thought was how are we going to get out of here with a baby?

So, I figured a good topic for today’s post from an oldie like me is Tips for Training with a Baby! Exercise post-baby has been so much more sporadic than before baby. Even when I was pregnant, I could regularly commit to an hour workout 5-6 days a week. Now, I’m lucky to get in a workout! But since we’ve hit the three month mark, I’ve found my stride a bit. Here are my tips for not losing your workout time or your mind when you have a little one to look after!

piyo

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Postnatal Fitness Tips

Hi friends!  How’s your week going?  We’ve been having a nice relaxing time here in Oz.  🙂  I’ve been taking the little man for walks everyday, which has been amazing!  Having a winter baby really confines you to the house so we’ve been taking advantage of the summer weather here.  I’ve also been able to get to the local gym and take my beloved Les Mills classes.  I really feel like my fitness level is returning to my pre-baby level, although it has taken a lot of work to get to this point.  While there is a lot of information available for prenatal exercise, I found that the same is not really true for postnatal.  So I thought I would share with you some of the best postnatal resources I’ve found.   

Walking

walking

The first thing I did after giving birth to Cooper was start to walk.  This was especially important given that I had a C-section and my mobility was limited as a result.  Walking really helped me heal faster even though I started out very slowly.  Eventually I was able to walk further and longer without feeling my stitches pull.  The great part about walking is you can do it with your little one in a stroller or a carrier.  It’s also the easiest way to ease back into cardio.

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