One of the toughest things for me to learn was how to get an ample amount of exercise in after seeing the birth of my new baby girl. The coddling and bottle feedings came pretty natural, but the thought of keeping myself fit didn’t. I realized I could build the “Anchorman” body, or start getting back to fitness and exercise.
Taking Action From The Start
When you got home from the hospital after your baby was born you were probably just as exhausted as me. This lead to a lot of sleep and a good amount of eating. Hitting the gym was likely not a major concern with all the things you had running through your brain just like me. So now what?
With what might feel like limited time between work and a baby, exercise at the gym might seem impossible. This shouldn’t be an excuse to do nothing. If you can’t go to the gym right away, then it’s time to get stuff done at the house. Below is a 20 minute a day workout you can manage at home without having any free weights.
You will probably be able to do this circuit 3 to 5 times in the period of 20 minutes, but make sure to give yourself a quick 1-2 minute rest between completing the circuit. You can do this 4-5 days a week and make sure to give yourself a day off after ever 2 days.
Keeping A Routine
Keeping up with a simple routine like the one mentioned above will help get you back into the right frame of mind for working out, and save you a trip to the gym you probably don’t have the time for at the moment. As time goes on, your baby will become more manageable, and you will get the go ahead from your baby’s mama to hit the gym when you need too. Early on your schedule is dictated quite a bit by your baby, but that should be changing as time goes on, as you not only get into a routine, but help your baby get into a routine.