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How Working Moms Can Get Back in Shape After Baby

As a working mother, your primary concern every day for the rest of your life will probably be your kids. You spent a lifetime thinking about balancing work and life balance along with everything else it entails. So you’re forgiven if everything you do revolves around them and their happiness.

Pregnancy, motherhood and balancing your career take their toll on you and your body, huh? Obviously, there are the rigors and strains of the pregnancy itself. But the job you have of bringing a child into this world and keeping it alive is stressful on the mind and body. If you’re struggling to get back in shape, it can feel like a mountain to climb. Especially when you have the worries and responsibilities on your shoulders as a working mom.

Thanks to millions of stories, articles, videos and social media posts, keeping fit and healthy can seem like a minefield. It’s not too difficult to get the hang of, in all honesty. Let’s take a little look at how a working mom can get back in shape after baby.


Preparing Properly

When entering the fitness world, you’ll want to plan out when and where you’ll be doing routines and eating healthy meals. It’s not essential, but it would be smart to do so as you can work around taking care of the little one/s. What you’ll be wearing is important, too. You’ll want to make sure you have comfortable gear when working out as the training might put you in an uncomfortable situation as it is! For example, you’re looking to start running, you might want the perfect footwear to keep you comfy and motivated. So whether it’s some cute Nike sneakers you’ve had your eyes on for years or some discount Hoka One One shoes, they’ll certainly, at the very least, keep you motivated to stay active. You’ll also perhaps want to do a little research into what kind of stuff you’ll be doing so that you don’t feel you’re jumping into the deep end.


Training Sensibly

When you’re pounding the pavement or lifting some weights, you’ll realize that not going too crazy and keeping the correct form is the right way to go. In terms of weights, doing the movements slow and controlled will get you a lot more progress than if you speed things up. If you’re at a gym, the best course of action is to ask the professionals how to do things. It might be daunting, but they’re there to help you. If you’re not quite ready for a public environment, then you can always workout at home. There are dozens of exercises to do.



Recovering Like A Boss

After you’re all worn out by all the effort you put in, you need to eat well and rest. Yes, I know you can barely rest with the kids around! If you’re looking to shed a few pounds, you can find hundreds of recipes and nutritional information online. They can teach you about good, low-calorie, fulfilling foods. You’ll find drinking a lot of water is fantastic for the body and mind, too, as it makes you feel quenched and puts you in a better mood! In terms of rest, we’re not talking about sitting around and doing nothing, merely that, if your body is a little sore, then don’t work out until the soreness is gone. The body needs to recover!

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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the owner of TWL Working Moms. She is a full time teacher, a mom & step mom, and NBCT Facilitator. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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  1. Getting back in shape was definitely a struggle after my third child but definitely worth it! Great tips!!

  2. while my kids are no longer babies, i need to get back to working out … these posts help give me the push

    1. I hope so!! I had a really hard time going back to work out too — it took a lot of motivation.

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