GT Get Fit Tip: How Do I Lose This Baby Weight?

Michelin Baby

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After 9 months of carrying a baby things will take time to get back to normal.  It takes about 4 weeks for the uterus to shrink back to normal size while losing 8-20lbs of extra fluid.  Once the fluid is gone, whats left is the extra FAT gained during pregnancy.

Trying to get back to the gym can sound like a good idea but things are hectic with newborns; time constraints, crazy schedule, guilt and mood swings can all make it difficult to make workouts.

Don’t sweat it, keep it simple and  focus on what’s important like nutrition, your baby, and rest.  Find a support group of like-minded people (neighbors, church, friends) to get ideas and help from, you’ll be surprised how creative other moms can become with little children.  If you can’t dedicate a trip to the gym, think about splitting workouts up into small segments of time, 10mins is better than a big O!!

Don’t get overwhelmed and worried about a few extra pounds of fat, keep things simple and relax, you have just brought a new living being into this world and now is the time to enjoy what you have created.

If you do need extra support or workout ideas please let me know, I have an infant/crawler workout for moms called BABY WEIGHTS I would love for you to join us.

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About David Nuckols

Inspiring individuals to learn about the human body to motivate lifestyle changes that improve their own self-image

Posted on April 22, 2011, in GT Get Fit Tip, Home and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Aaah, baby weight is the worst. Nice post!

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