Postpartum Weight Loss Part 3 – Making Time for Your Self

momKirkland Personal Trainer’s Advice on Postpartum Weight Loss

In the last 2 post in this series we’ve talked about proper nutrition and regular exercise to help you drop the baby weight. That’s all well and good, but if you don’t allow yourself the time to actually eat well and get out and exercise, then you ultimately won’t drop the weight.

I completely understand that as a new mom you are extremely busy taking care of your regular tasks, working, making extra meals, cleaning up, stressing over the baby, and on and on and on. This is why it’s even that much more critical that you utilize the resources around you like supportive family and friends, delegating tasks to your husband (I’ll be there one day), and even hiring a baby sitter from time to time so that you can have a little time to yourself (maybe to exercise, meditate, or just get out of the house).

If you take time for yourself and are happy and satisfied with other areas in your life, you will be more likely to be healthy and satisfied in your role as a mother. Without a happy and healthy mother, the health of your baby (mental and physical) could be affected.

I’m not saying this is easy, but I firmly believe that allowing yourself the time to maintain a healthy and strong body will help you better handle even the most stressful times in your life (a new baby is probably one of those moments)…I’ve seen it work for many of my friends 

With hard work, support from family (yes, that means us men), and motivation (ahem…personal trainer) I believe that you can achieve your ideal healthy body, and that you will be happier for having achieved it.

By the way, I’m currently developing a new boot camp program just for new moms in the Kirkland, Redmond, and Bellevue areas. We would train together a few times a week as a group and I would also provide nutritional coaching to each participant. If this is something you, or someone you know, would be interested in please leave a comment below or shoot me an email. If I get enough interest I’ll make sure to contact you with the details.

Good luck all you new moms and please update me on your progress.

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