Congratulations for becoming a new mom whether this is the first child or the third, whether you gave birth 3 months ago or 3 years ago. You should be applauded. I also understand, since I’m a mom of 2 that it can be exhausting taking care of a newborn so much so you may forget to take care of you.
No worries, once you have enough energy to focus a little time on you I have a 5-day workout plan for new moms you can add to your arsenal.
Be warned, you should not begin any new workout program without first gaining clearance from your physician. It’s always good to consult a physician especially if you had a c-section or complications during pregnancy or delivery.
Also be patient with yourself, you just brought another human into the world and your body needs time to heal and recuperate. Take the time because we want no injuries.
If you are just getting back to exercising and took some time off to nurture life, don’t worry if you can’t complete all sets of the workouts initially. Getting the mom bod snatch back post baby is a marathon, not a sprint.
5-Day Postpartum Workout Plan
Whether you are a new mom or not if you have small children and babies you need upper body, core and lower body strength to pick up and carry small children.
TIP: The lower body workout will also help bolster your pelvic floor so if you aren’t able to tolerate the jumping just yet, replace with mountain climbers.
These workouts will help you build the strength to do just that.
Here’s how the 5 days will work.
Day 1: complete the New Mom Lower Body Workout (28 minutes)
Day 2: 30 minutes of cardio (walking with the baby in the stroller is a great option)
Day 3: complete the New Mom Core Workout (24 minutes)
Day 4: 30 minutes of cardio
Day 5: complete the New Mom Upper Body Workout (21 minutes)
If that schedule doesn’t work for you, feel free to mix it up to one that does. The goal is to begin to resistance train and move your body at least 30 minutes every day. Each of the resistance training workouts are less than 30 minutes and can be done inside the comfort of your home.
The equipment you will need includes dumbbells, step bench or weight bench, exercise mat and a jump rope. That’s it. Amazon and Walmart have great deals on affordable exercise equipment so check them out.
If you haven’t been exercising much before you got pregnant, using your body weight only is an excellent option. Know your body and go at your own safe pace.
The New Mom Workouts
I don’t want to beat a dead horse over the head but I can’t emphasize enough to ease yourself into a postnatal routine. If you’re consistent your body will be strong and back to pre-baby snatched in no time.