Who was not upset, looking at himself in the mirror after childbirth? Overweight, flabby tummy, cellulite, stretch marks – all this is certainly very unpleasant, and requires some effort from a woman.
I am very sensitive to my figure, so for me the return of a pregnant form was an important and obligatory matter. In order to deal with the problems of the figure as quickly as possible, I used some of the ways that I want to share with you.
Breastfeeding is useful not only for the child, but also for his mother, and I was convinced of this by my own example. A woman who feeds the baby’s breast, quickly comes in shape after giving birth.
The uterus rather shrinks and becomes smaller, and, consequently, the same unnecessary tummy disappears. My stomach just disappeared in 1-2 months, after which it remained only to strengthen the abdominal muscles.
Every day, feeding the child and spending 500-600 kcal per day on it, I rapidly lost weight. Of course, an important condition for this is proper nutrition.
I did not lean on fatty and high-calorie foods, because I knew that the milk from this would not be much more, and the baby would still drink exactly as much as she wanted. But in the sides and ass extra calories fit.
But I tried to eat right: healthy food, which includes a large amount of vitamins and trace elements.
By the way, in the first three months of the baby’s life, when his intestines are formed, he has to follow a certain diet anyway. Porridges, vegetables, kefir, dried fruits, lean meat and poultry in reasonable quantities only have a positive effect on the figure.
Immediately after birth, do not neglect the postpartum bandage.
I wore it only a couple of weeks, after which my stomach became noticeably smaller, and after some time it disappeared completely.
3) Physical activity
Doctors do not recommend exercise for young mothers earlier than two months after giving birth. In principle, they are not needed.
Instead of shaping and strength exercises, I daily strengthened my back, arms and legs, shaped my abs, just shaking my baby. Add to this the daily standing at the stove, cleaning, walking for 2 hours with a stroller, and here you have quite a decent workout.
True, to treat household chores and walks with the baby should be responsible. Excess weight will not go anywhere if you sit a couple of hours on the bench. And light mop strokes will not be particularly helpful either.
Therefore, going out for a walk, I put on comfortable sneakers and went, and besides, I was actively involved in household chores.
four) Physical exercise
After a couple of months, when the muscles and the body more or less moved away from the tests, I slowly began to exercise.
I started small: simple light exercises. Swing your legs in the prone position, lifting the body in the lying position 1-2 times, twisting, bending. Gradually, taking shape, it is necessary to increase the load, but do it very slowly, at a sparing pace.
A wonderful way to make the figure slim and tight again is swimming. I signed up for the pool when my son was about six months. In principle, I was already in pretty good shape, but exercising in water made the body elastic.
In addition to swimming, there is also aqua aerobics: judging by the number of women visiting such groups, this is indeed an effective method.
five) Games with baby
Active pastime with the baby works wonders. The child himself made me a class schedule: first, strength training of the arms, back and abdomen, then active crawling on the floor, strengthening the butt and hips, and then light jogging for a whole day.
Personally, this routine allowed me to not only throw off unnecessary weight, but also the necessary one. So, now I’m only worried about how I could recruit extra 4-5kg that my husband liked so much during pregnancy.