It is not difficult to lose pregnancy weight, however there are some things you need to consider before you start a post pregnancy workout. The biggest challenge for every woman is weight loss after pregnancy. Once you are settled into a routine and coping well with your baby then focus your attention on post pregnancy weight loss.
Magazines that advertise celebrity moms suddenly back to their normal weight in a matter of weeks after giving birth is an unrealistic perspective for new moms. Do not be disillusioned and get frustrated if you are unable to lose pregnancy weight this fast. Losing pregnancy weight is achievable for all women and you can regain your pre-baby figure and better if you stay committed and give yourself a realistic time frame.
Just as it is best to gain weight slow and steady during your pregnancy, you need to be slow and steady in after pregnancy weight loss. Trying to lose pregnancy weight too soon and too vigorously can be damaging to your health.
Post pregnancy exercise will ease post-partum depression, relieve and repair minor aches and pains which you suffered during childbirth, and help you lose those extra pounds which you gained during pregnancy. Exercises after pregnancy helps in strengthening the abdominal and back muscles required to lift and carry the baby.Building and toning up your muscles is very important when losing pregnancy weight so include resistance exercises.
Consult your doctor before starting any kind of exercise after pregnancy. Your doctor may give you special rules to follow. Once you have doctor approval, you may begin your postnatal exercises.
Starting an exercise regime depends completely on the state of the mother’s health. For the first couple weeks your new baby consumes your life and you are living on a few hours of sleep every night. Exercise is the last thing on your mind. Do not feel guilty if you are not able to take out some specified time for exercise.
Exercising regularly 3 – 4 days a week, even short sessions, helps you to lose pregnancy weight. Start at a comfortable pace and build the intensity slowly as you regain fitness and confidence. There are lots of effective weight and resistance workouts you can do at home with no or little equipment that can help you burn fat and tone up your muscles with less than a few hours commitment every week.
In most cases you will need to wait at least six weeks after your delivery before beginning any serious exercise after pregnancy program. Aim to lose no more than 1 pound per week for proper weight loss after baby is born.
Whatever postnatal exercises you choose, stop immediately the moment you feel discomfort of any sort like pain, dizziness, or short of breath.
Give yourself time, do not feel pressured, and be consistent with your post pregnancy workout and the weight will come off.