Giving birth to a new life is one of the greatest things that you can experience. What follows next can be a little stressful, however, as you are now in charge of all the daily needs of your new baby. In turn, taking care of yourself gets thrown to the back burner. And while your baby’s needs are now your first priority, many women want to feel like themselves again too, and is why trimming your waist after giving birth becomes a high focus of attention, as well.
Fortunately, you don’t need too much time each day to trim your waist, just a lot of dedication and persistence. Before long, however, you will notice your waist slimming and yourself getting back to your former shape – so don’t give up!
Here are some simple and effective ways to trim your waist after birth.
Since you now have a baby, you definitely won’t be able to leave the house and go to the gym to get a workout in. Instead of sitting on the couch wondering what you can do, why not workout from home? Even doing simple exercises such as pushups, planks, and situps can make a huge difference when it comes to slimming that waist. (Just make sure you have your doctor’s approval here as working your abdominal muscles before they are ready can actually do more harm than good, causing you diastasis recti – or separation of the abdominal wall. Trust me, I’ve been there!)
If you want a full workout from home, you don’t even have to worry about needing equipment. If you are wanting a challenge, you can look towards Spartan Home Workouts to give you that extra push. They require no equipment and you can find many apps on your phone that will tell you exactly what you need to do. This is great because you don’t have to spend any time planning your own routine or figuring out what you have to do. Simply launch the app, find a spot in your home, and get to work. Doing this multiple times a week will greatly help to trim that waist of yours.
As is the case with any other period of your life, the way you eat is roughly 80% of how you look. And while yes, your stomach is now stretched after giving birth, the way you eat may or may not be helping your cause. In fact, many women deal with a lot of sugar cravings after giving birth, which can often be attributed to all of the stress of taking care of a newborn.
And while there are many diets out there, not all of them are right for you – especially when trying to nurse and take care of a newborn. Moreover, dieting takes willpower and willpower is a finite resource, which is why you have to find one that you can easily do and will enjoy doing. With a bit of research and learning what you enjoy as a person, you can find the right diet and eat healthily. If you combine this with the workouts, you will greatly increase the amount of fat you are burning and your waist will disappear much more quickly.
Go for Walks
The other great way for you to trim your waist and lose those extra pounds is to go for walks. Lucky for you, it is recommended that you take your baby outside as much as possible, and is why having a good stroller is a must here! These walks will not only allow you to bond with your new baby but will also help you to burn all of those extra calories. Go for a walk around the block or create a route that you will enjoy. Just make sure you aren’t walking too fast or taking your stroller into areas that might cause some discomfort for your baby. Walking is one of the best ways to stay fit and active after giving birth to a baby.
An Exercise Buddy
No matter what you plan on doing to get fit, it is always easier with a friend. Having a friend not only makes the exercises themselves easier as you are not focusing on them as much, but they also make getting to the gym or doing the workout easier. Having someone there to keep you accountable ensures that you are always doing your workouts and are always on time. Especially as a new mom, this is a must since there will definitely be days where you want to be lazy and just relax.
An exercise buddy will make sure that you get out to the gym and get the exercise that you need. One of the reasons why so many fitness plans and diets fail is because people lose motivation. Ensure that doesn’t happen to you by recruiting someone to join you and help you with your workouts. Or hire a health coach – like ME – to help create a plan and keep you motivated when you need it most!
Remember, it took you 9-months to grow that baby, so it can take just as long to work it all off. Give yourself grace. If you want to easily trim your waist after birth, make sure you find a plan, work hard, and stick with it. Find exercises that you enjoy doing and healthy foods you enjoy eating.
So, how do you plan on trimming your waist?