You don’t have to be a Mom to do this workout! That is just an added bonus.
When is it safe to start working out after having a baby? Typically 6 weeks after a normal delivery. But always check with your physician first! You want to start slow, no marathon running right away! You should be able to do walking and low-impact exercise whenever you feel ready.
Here are some simple moves to help get you going! Please try the push-ups first, without your baby on the floor, to be sure that you have enough strength to control the downward movement and push up successfully without slamming on the floor and crushing your baby!
Some of the benefits of exercise for new Mama’s include:
Bonding with your baby! It’s never too soon to teach kids the joys of exercise.
Regaining your strength and stamina. Despite the fact that you are drained of energy 24/7, a little bit of exercise can actually give you more energy.
Help fight postpartum depression.
Feel and look your best!
No baby? Try this exercise with a small, well-trained pet or a medicine ball would work great too!
If you are wondering what type of blog this actually is, that is a good question. I like variety. I once had a plan that I would be a weather woman who taught a workout class and then made a meal on a cooking show. The type of meal we would make would correspond to the weather, and the type of workout we would do would depend on the meal. For example, cold weather would be soup and yoga. Hot weather would be indoor spin and pasta. Make sense? Is it just me? Well two out of three aint bad.
This blog is a hybrid, but it will pretty much all be healthy living related. Primarily nutrition and food, with some workout stuff on Wednesdays! If you are not interested in 6 pack abs, toned arms, and sexy legs, just tune me out on Wednesdays.
10 Minute Abdominal Workout
30 basic crunches (keep chin off chest, don’t pull neck)
1 minute Russian twist (from video)
rest 10- 20 seconds
10 push ups (knee push ups or wall push ups)
1 minute jack knives (bent or straight legs, from video)
rest 10- 20 seconds
1 minute plank (abs strong, no mountains or valleys)
During the summer time all I hear is, “It’s too hot! I can’t exercise outside because I will get heat stroke/sunburn/sweat to death.” Now that it is fall here in beautiful Southern California the weather is perfect for exercise outdoors. … Continue reading →