* Appreciate what your body has actually been through
* You can do it, but should you do it
* After having a baby you body is vulnerable
* You need time to heal
* There are many great options for you
First 6 months mothers main focus is to rehabilitate, strengthen and get their cores and pelvic floors functioning well through gentle resistance work. This involves regaining strength and having good function in the core, glutes and back. Workouts need to be designed for the postpartum body, especially up to the first year you need to listen and observe your body and be aware of the signs your pushing yourself too soon.
" GETTING BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS AFTER 12 WEEKS. MANAGED TO DO A KETTLEBELL CLASS, THAI BOXING, METAFIT THIS WEEK AND HOPING BOXING ON SUNDAY. I WILL GET RID OF MY MUMMY TUMMY...I'VE GOT HALF A WARDROBE TO GET BACK INTO".
Being a specialist trainer now, I do NOT advise this activity or mindset. It can be so detrimental to your body. Firstly the focus of trying to loose weight and trying to get back into old clothes should not the top of a new mums priority. To be honest I have never did fit back into many of my clothes even when I was back down to pre pregnancy weight. Your body shape changes after having children and embracing some changes is important and taking time to feel good will pay off.
With low impact options we need to take range of motion into account while the body has relaxin still present. Ensuring we are not hyper extending any joints or overstretching ligaments while doing certain movements. Especially for those mums who are still breast feeding.