After having your baby, there are several important things you need to consider to get back in shape. For the past nine months your body has gone through several changes so go slow and take the next nine months to get back to the fitness level you have been dreaming about. You don’t have to take nine months but the point is to have a plan and take your time. You don’t need to stress out about getting back into shape overnight, which is just not realistic. So here are some five things to guide you through your journey.
Number One, have a plan. If you fail to have a plan then you are sub-consciously planning to fail. Take your time, write out a schedule and stick to it. Just like making a budget for your money you need a budget for your time. Make sure you schedule your eat time, sleep time, work time and most important your relaxation and exercise time. Stress can easily add on the pounds so you need to mellow out.
Number Two, it is so important to eat right. This is one of the most important things you need to consider. You need to eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. In this day and age this is something that is often overlooked, especially with our hectic lifestyles. Convenience is an absolute deterrent to good health. Absolutely do not give in to the diet market schemes. Good health is a lifestyle and not a fad diet. So eat several times a day snacking on fruit or vegetables, just watch you portion sizes, eat often and you will not get hungry.
Number Three is to make sure you get plenty of sleep. Yea, I know that is hard but please do it. Make sure you get six to eight hours of sleep at night and take a nap during the day. Even if you just take a 15 minute nap after lunch or mid-afternoon, you will be really surprised how much better you can feel.
Number four. Well, most of us cannot schedule our own work time, but talk to your employer. It is quite possible that you can arrange hours that can benefit them as well as you and your family.
Number five is taking five. Life is too short as it is and everyone needs to slow down and smell the roses. A good exercise plan can help you relax and will build your stamina making you feel better and better. You might want to consider buying a jogging stroller so you can take your child with you on walks. Jogging can add tremendous benefits to your health. So many people get so depressed thinking about an exercise program but shouldn’t. Just start out slow, walking, then slowly speed up a little every day, until you start jogging. Experts say that it is most beneficial to just increase your heart rate by around thirty percent just for fifteen to twenty minutes a day. Always make sure to warm up first and then warm down after.
Always consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program as this information is just some suggestions and not intended to be medical advice.