Thank you all SO SO much for all of your comments about my breastfeeding post! I really appreciated hearing your own stories and reading your kind & supportive words.
I’ve slowly started to get back into somewhat of a fitness routine. It feels SO NICE to start to have my body back again. I don’t mean that in a “vain, I-wanna-look-like-a-supermodel” type of way. I just mean it feels nice to wear regular clothes and feel strong again. It also just feels nice to be able to bend down and pick something off the floor when I need to (let me tell ya, if something fell on the floor after I was 36 weeks, it STAYED on the floor until my husband got home from work!).
I don’t really have a set Post Baby Body fitness routine. For now, I’ve just been doing whatever feels good each day. This could be anything from walking outside to core work with the stability ball.
My little guy cannot stand to be put down while he’s awake (and he’s awake ALL THE TIME – I thought babies were supposed to sleep a lot?!?). So I had to quickly find creative ways to incorporate him into my workouts. One of my favorite ways to do this is with baby wearing workouts!
There are tons of fantastic baby wearing workouts out there -with anything from weight training to yoga. The first thing you need is a baby carrier. There are all sorts of slings, wraps, and carriers available. I recommend a structured carrier for working out. They just seem to hold baby in place a lot better. The wraps feel a bit flimsy when you’re moving around during your workout. That being said, I know some moms prefer working out with the wraps because they are lightweight. Try both and do what works best for you!
I have the Boba 4G Carrier and the Infantino Flip Advanced 4 in 1 carrier. I like them both. They’re both pretty lightweight but have enough support for baby during my workouts. The most important thing is to adjust the carrier to your comfort and be sure baby’s head is well supported and not flailing around during your workouts.
Here are some great yoga workouts:
Here are some strength workouts:
For cardio, I just strap my little guy into the carrier and head outside for a walk! We usually go for early morning or late evening walks so it’s cooler for him.
If you try any of these workouts, let me know what you think! Leave your comments below!