Jamie-Lee Campbell from Get Foxed Fitness
“When are you going to lose that baby weight? Did you see that *Sarah’s stomach is flat and she had her baby yesterday”?
Good for you *Sarah (stuffs fistfuls of cheezles in mouth).
Whilst I praise and envy the *Sarah’s of the world, whose bodies bounce right back after babies - we need to be realistic that this is not the case for most women AND some women just aren’t interested in ‘bouncing’ back - whatever it may be, it’s all good.
But what can you do when you are ready to get fit, healthy and shift some excess weight?
1. You need to make sure you’re doing this for you. You do this when YOU’RE ready, not because you feel pressured by others whether it be comments from family, friends, strangers or anything you see in the media/online.
2. Have you had clearance from your OB/GYN or GP to commence exercise? While most women feel fine to exercise soon after baby - our bodies still require time to heal, hence why there is a 6 week wait period after birth.
3. Take a look at what you’re eating and drinking. Do you need to re-evaluate your diet or drink more water? You’d be surprised at how important it is to monitor what you eat and drink as it’s the foundation for weight loss and changing your lifestyle successfully.
4. Find a physical activity that you enjoy (super important)! Whether it be walking on your own, group fitness classes or sessions with a Personal Trainer - you need to find out what it is you enjoy and go for it. At the end of the day, I encourage women to start feeling more confident about themselves and that starts with you... not *Sarah.