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Postpartum Health and Fitness Plans

Fitness and Health · Mom Stuff · February 12, 2020

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Back in 2017 when I had Liam I worked SUPER hard to get the weight off. It took 9 months. Just like they say, it takes 9 months to put it on and it took 9 months to get it off. This time when I got pregnant I swore I wouldn’t gain the same amount of weight. Spoiler alert I did. I realized that some people just gain weight and that’s how our bodies handle pregnancy. Sure it was disheartening after losing it all but in the end, I was growing a baby. I wrote this post 3 years ago and so much of it is still raw for me. I want to share my postpartum health and fitness plans this time now that I am nearly 3 months postpartum (WHAT!?) and what I have been doing and plan to do moving forward.

Postpartum Health and Fitness Plans

Food: I am doing Weight Watchers again (not sponsored) but it worked great for me last time and so far it’s working again. I like being able to track food and it’s just easy for me. I like being able to see what I am eating and it really helps me get back to normal portions. I also don’t use extra points UNLESS they are activity points. Meaning unless I earned them. I am eating minimal bread, processed foods, sugar that is not natural (fruit), and VERY minimal eating out of our house. I just like knowing what I am putting into my body. I am not opposed to going out to eat but I know as far as portions and sauces etc I just like to make food at home. Last time I did this for about 17 months. The last 8 months were just maintaining until I felt like I didn’t need to track anymore. So I do plan to do this for quite a while this time but not sure on the exact amount.

Fitness: I am doing a mix of a few things. I working with a trainer once a week for an hour. I am working out at the gym 3-4 days a week doing cardio and weights. I am doing barre/yoga 1-2 days a week. I am walking EVERY day! I take Charlotte for walks either indoor at a mall or outside if the weather is good. I hit 10,000 steps daily which was huge for me last time. On weekends we go for family walks which are MY FAVORITE! My plan is to continue this until I feel like I need to add or take something away. I try to do 30 minutes of cardio a day (aside from walking) so either rowing or elliptical. I think it’s important to not feel bored.

Other: I am using Collagen in my coffee which I do believe helps A TON. I drink 100 oz of water a day. Sometimes if I am bored with water I use my infuser bottle and have cucumber/strawberry/pineapple in it. I am super regimented with my vitamins and supplements. I am trying to sleep as much as possible at night.

These are my postpartum health and fitness plans. This is what works for me. I know it may not work for everyone or be everyone’s cup of tea. I feel my best when I am in good shape, eating right, and exercising. I don’t let it run my life but I know I am at my most confident doing this.

What if anything did you do to return to your best self after having a baby?

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  • 15 thoughts on “Postpartum Health and Fitness Plans

    1. Jimicoj

      thank you sharing and keeping your efforts how to maintain and get back into shape post pregnancy . Tips one need to follow for diet and other excerise for fitness everything explained in well mannerd

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    2. Holly Lasha

      Getting back to your pre-baby routine after birth can definitely be a struggle sometimes. I am pregnant now and can’t wait to be able to resume my pre-pregnancy workout routine!

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    3. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

      When I was in that stage, I did not do any special diet or exercise to get back into my pre-pregnancy weight. Taking care of a newborn full time was exhausting enough. Haha. I did take my vitamins and supplements and made sure I always had a healthy meal.

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    4. Stephanie

      This is such an awesome routine! I need to find the time to make fitness a bit more of a priority for myself. Some days I do better than others. I find cardio works best for me so once the weather warms up just a bit I plan to get out on my bike more often.

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    5. Jilli Rose

      Thanks for your great helpful article. I motivated myself and then started workout as well as maintain diet. But after few days my work presure, my schedule or anything it stopped me. What will I do? Can you help me?

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    6. Joanne

      You are very good sticking to your diet and exercise plans. I am full of good intentions but don’t always fulfil them everyday!

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    7. Christa

      I returned to fitness very quickly postpartum. I really needed it as a stress relief and didn’t have any medical concerns. Walking everyday is such a wonderful thing to do with baby.

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    8. Kalyon Subbarao

      I have seen my wife struggling, yeah as described you need very regimented and strong willed to achieve what you have achieved and as you said gaining weight is far easier than shedding. weight.

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