Showing posts with label Post Baby Workout. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Post Baby Workout. Show all posts

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fit Mommy - Lose the Baby Weight Recipe for Success

Good Morning Fit Mommies! =] I hope you guys had a great weekend. As soon as babies and kiddos enter your life it seems like life takes off at super speed and there's never enough time to get laundry done, get ready, pack the diaper bag AND eat! Here are a few of my favorite snacks for on-the-go that both you and the little ones will love. 

Mommy and Me Snacks: baked apple crisps, frozen Greek yogurt pops with agave nectar and Mommy's Trail Mix: whole-grain Cheerios, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds

PORTION CONRTOL - The Kid's Plate. Use a kid-sized plate to check your portion control. (Your meal should be 1/3 protein, 1/3 whole grain and 1/3 veggie.)

    Lose the Baby Weight Checklist

    Start your morning with protein and Omega 3s - you've all heard it before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Don't skip breakfast - you're body will go into starvation mode and start saving the fat! Always get fueled up for the day ahead! 

    Three snacks a day - never let hunger build! - Veggies and Fruit are AWESOME snacks. 

    Maintain portion control for your dinner      

    Good luck! YOU CAN DO THIS!! 

    Thursday, August 15, 2013

    New Mom Fitness Rules - Post Pregnancy

    Follow your Doctor’s Recovery Recommendations

    Chat with your doctor and get a specific time frame for recovery before hitting the gym. I know you’re anxious to get your pre-baby body back but attacking the gym too soon can leave you with long-term problems. There are plenty of other things you can be doing to get back in shape.

    Meal Prep Pre-Baby

    With a new baby at home you’ll be exhausted as it is and trying to squeeze in gym time between shut-eye will be tough. Instead of jumping right back into lifting and exercising which can cause long-term damage to your body, focus on proper nutrition while you recover. Crock pot meals are a great option. The last weeks of your pregnancy while you’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of your baby do some meal prepping and freeze these meals. My favorite crock pot freezer recipes are Chili, Southwest Spaghetti and Minestrone Soup.

    Protein Powder

    Ask your doctor what type of proteins he recommends for breastfeeding mothers. Have 1 serving of protein powder first thing in the morning, this will be sure to get you back in the gym spirit. 

    Breast Feed

    Did you know that breastfeeding can burn up to 500 calories per day! WOW! Not only will you speed up weight loss getting you closer to your pre-baby weight, your baby will also receive all of the healthy things you’ve been eating.

    Strive for Consistency

    Your schedule will be zonked from all angles, from sleeping and eating to quality time with your hubby and workouts. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you can’t get to the gym 5 days a week for an hour at a time like you did before. If you just can’t squeeze the time in at the gym, take a stroll around the block with your new baby. Some exercise is better than no exercise.

    *** Always consult your doctor before starting any physical activity or taking any sort of supplement to ensure you're doing what is best for YOUR health and YOUR body.

    Have a great week pretties!