It’s safe to say that losing weight is much more difficult than gaining it. That’s especially true following a pregnancy. That kind of fat likes to hang on for dear life and never let go. Of course, that shouldn’t discourage you from working out and doing the best you can to lose it.
You just have to be patient, consistent, and careful with your diet. Eating clean is a prerequisite for every weight-loss journey. And on top of that, you can’t forget about exercise. New moms rarely have time to shower let alone work out, but even a workout that lasts for 15 minutes can do good for your body.
In order to help you, take a look at the exercises below.
Climbing stairs will most certainly strengthen your core and lower body. At the same time, your body will burn a lot of calories in a short period of time. With each step, your heart will start pacing and you will sweat. Just go easy in the beginning, and then slowly transition from walking to running.
Bear with us here. Squatting may sound dreadful, but it’s extremely good for losing baby fat. If you want to know how to build muscles in your legs and glutes, this is the way to do it.
In order to tone your core and regain pelvic floor strength, you need to stand with feet shoulder-width apart, then lower into a squat, pressing hips back and down. Then go back to the standing position.
Start by doing a set of 20 reps. Then crank it up to 30 as you start to progress.
Well, this one is a walk in the park. Seeing that you now have a youngster in your family, take baby with you for a light stroll outside.
You could walk around the block or visit a park. If you like shopping, you can go pay a mall a visit too. Just remember to have walks regularly.
You could start with five easy walks per week. As you start feeling strong again, you can crank it up to seven and walk for longer distances.
This is another great fat-burning exercise for fresh moms. To do mule kicks, you should start in a position where you are crawling on hands and knees. Your wrists should be aligned under shoulders and knees need to be under hips.
Then contract your abs and lift one leg so it’s parallel to the floor. Keep your knee bent and foot flexed as you lift your leg. Finally, go back to the starting position and repeat three quick sets 15 to 20 times. Once that’s done, switch sides and repeat.
This exercise is great for burning belly fat. You just need to lie down on your back with your knees bent and feet shoulder-width apart.
Keep your feet flat on the floor with your hands behind your ears. Scoop your belly in and curl shoulders off the mat. Hold it for five seconds, exhale and slowly go back down. For a start, do three sets of 5 to 10 reps.
You will feel a burning sensation. Once you start feeling that, you will know that it’s working. Your belly will be thinner and thinner in no time.
If you want to trim your legs, arms, glutes, and abs, side lunges are the way to do it. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and lunge to one side with your first leg. You need to land on the heel first.
Keep the torso straight and abs tight. Your lead knee should point in the same direction as your foot. If you let it loose, the exercise won’t be as efficient as it should.
Don’t worry, you will lose weight. Just remember to be patient and persistent. Start with light exercises, build up your form, and then increase the number of sets and reps.
Baby fat will be gone in no time, and you will be back on track once again when it comes to your shape. Good luck!
About the Author
Sean L. is fitness and keto addicted; also the managing editor at Dream Keto. He likes everything that is green, from spinach to beautiful nature landscapes. Each day, he gives his best to stay in ketosis and exercise. Sean also enjoys cooking healthy meals, traveling and playing with his German Shepherd.