There are a few things you can do to lose your pregnancy weight, and it’s neither as easy nor difficult as you may think.
I was having a lot of success helping new mothers lose their pregnancy weight. I was fascinated by the idea that these mothers were highly motivated and didn’t want to be treated like second-class citizens. They wanted to lose their pregnancy weight now, and they were willing to work hard for it. So I started refining what we did at my fitness boot camp to fit the time-crunched schedule of new mothers. And voilà! Better than Before: Get Your Body Back While Baby Naps was created.
Losing weight quickly and toning up can be difficult, but here are two tips that might help. Hopefully these tips help you on your journey to a better body!
Tip #1: The Farmer’s Walk is an excellent way to tone your abdominals by engaging multiple muscle groups at once. To do a Farmer’s Walk, hold a heavy dumbbell in each hand and walk as normally as possible. This will work your abdominal muscles in the way they’re meant to be worked.
The Farmer’s Walk is a great way to get in shape, but it can be tough to find the time to do it. If you’re short on time, try carrying one dumbbell in one hand while you push a stroller with the other. This “lopsided” walking will force your muscles to work harder than if you were carrying the weight evenly. The Mama Walk is a great way to get some exercise while also being able to keep an eye on your little one. Not only that, but it can also help tone your abs! So it’s a great way to get a lot of benefits for just a small investment.
Tip #2: So now you’re out for a walk with your dumbbell or kettle bell. What can you do other than change hands every minute or so? Here’s what: When your hand begins to fatigue after about a minute, stop and set down the weight. Pick it up with your other hand and perform an exercise such as push presses or thrusters or some full-body exercise that is working both legs, but only one arm. I call this Hemispheric Training. The fitness camp’s Hemispheric Training system is very effective for both men and women. Women see especially great results because of the strength difference between their upper and lower bodies. Imagine doing a thruster exercise (a full squat while holding dumbbells, followed by an upward press of the dumbbells overhead, then lowering them and squatting again). This sort of movement is very effective for women because of their natural strength differences. If you have a dumbbell in each hand, you’re likely to tire your arms out before your legs. But if you’re only gripping one dumbbell, you can involve both legs in the squat while you work your right arm/shoulder. Then, when you switch to your left hand, both legs will be working again. This is an effective way to train.
There are many benefits to Mama Walking that other types of exercise lack. For example, you can get a more intense workout while bonding with your child, and you can enjoy the outdoors. Additionally, Mama Walking is a great way to get some fresh air and vitamin D.