So I just had a baby 5 1/2 weeks ago and yesterday got Ok'ed to do whatever I want and that everything looks great. SO! Now I dont know what to start with lol. I was wondering if any of you have suggestions on simple excersizes to start off with and then progress to? It's gonna be hard still having my newborn, but I want to put some excersizing in my day. I want to tone up my butt/thighs and help the little flab of my belly. Somehow I've already gone down to my prepregnancy weight however nothing still fits right ;P I'm also planning on getting married in March so I would like to slim down as much as possible. I am also strictly breastfeeding and so I can't really diet, but I do eat healthy. Suggestions?
i would never suggest a "diet" (ie. restricting foods) while Bfing. however you can eat healthy and clean. this means no soda or any junk food. eat plenty of lean meats, fresh veggies, fruits and whole grains.
weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise so eating clean alone will help you drop weight.
as for exercise - walking is a good start -- strap on ankle weights for added resistance -- it'll also help tone your lower body.
to tone up your mid-section, do some plank exercises - -you can google those and see some examples on youtube. i LOVE plank work; it targets your entire core.
to tone your legs/butt -- lunges and squats. make sure your form is right (don't let the knee fall in front of your foot). plyometrics gave me a solid, perky butt and rock hard legs. you can just do lunges and squats on their own to start and then add light hand weights (maybe start with 3lbs and work your way up).
jillian michaels 30 day shred is a good program to start conditioning your body. it's great for beginners.
good luck! let me know if you have any more questions.
Quoting chymerra:" i would never suggest a "diet" (ie. restricting foods) while Bfing. however you can eat healthy and clean. ... [snip!] ... good program to start conditioning your body. it's great for beginners. good luck! let me know if you have any more questions."