Getting rid of the extra pounds that you put on during your pregnancy can without a doubt keep you up at night but we want to encourage you to relax a little more and stress a little less. In the first months after you meet your bundle of joy, it is important that you allow your body to heal while you bond with your baby. Though trying to lose weight fast is never easy, adopting a healthy diet and a postpartum workout can be a sure way to getting your body back to what it was pre pregnancy.
During the first 4 weeks, we recommend you forget about your weight and rest. You will automatically drop weight when your baby is born so rushing into a postpartum workout before you are ready will do more harm than good. You can always do kegal exercises while resting to help strengthen your pelvic floor
After 6 weeks and a clearance from your doctor, you may be ready to ease into a postpartum workout. The most important thing to remember when you are just starting back exercising is to listen to your body. It took you nearly 1 year to create a human being, you are not going to bounce back overnight. No matter what the false perceptions you see on social media, it will take time for the body to re-adapt. Not to mention the added stress of not getting any sleep and having to get to know this new normal mom life both will play a huge role on when you return to your pre pregnancy weight.
In this video, I am 8 weeks postpartum and working to lose the baby weight.
You will also see how I lost 60 pounds gained during my pregnancy. Whether you are pregnant or not this will surely help.