When your pregnancy was first discovered, your doctor probably told you that you would need to gain weight.
Gaining weight is something that is just a part of being pregnant. Eating for two makes it pretty easy to gain weight. Now that your baby has been born, however, you probably want to start shedding pounds as quickly as possible. Many pregnant women are very anxious to get back to their old figures. The good news is that this article contains hints to help you get your figure back after having a baby. Try any or all of them and you will be bound to get back into your old clothes very quickly!
Leg Kicks: This is a great workout for getting your pulse going and it also makes your abs rock-hard. This exercise starts with you lying on your side with your waist slightly bent into a pike position. Bend one leg to help you hold your balance and straighten your top leg and bring it forward as far as you can. Then, your leg still in the air, move it back to hover over your bent leg. Without lowering your leg, repeat the movement ten times. Roll over and repeat with your other leg. Three reps of ten on each side will give you the results you want very fast.
Pilates: Pilates may be slow, but you can burn 226 calories per hour.
That is a lot of calories for doing only a few stretching movements. There are videos, DVDs and books that you can use to learn the different moves that you can do while your baby takes a nap. Perhaps the best post natal exercise you can do if you want to lose weight is to lie on your back and bend your knees. Breathe in and put your hands behind your head. Then, breathe out as you contract your abs and lift your head and shoulders off the floor. Then, straighten out your legs and lift them into a forty five degree angle from your body while you stretch out your arms and keep your palms down. Pump your arms while inhaling rhythmicly for five beats. Then breathe back out for five beats. Doing 100 of these a day will help you get into shape really fast!
The Bicycle: In spite of the name, this exercise does not mean that you have to ride a real bicycle. This is an ab exercise that works well for women who want to lose weight after giving birth. Begin with lying down so that your calves are parallel to the floor and your knees are bent. Put your hands behind your head and breathe in and then out while also drawing in your abs. Keep your bum relaxed while, as you extend your right leg, you bring your left knee up to meet your right shoulder. Bring your head and shoulders up off of the ground during this movement. Then, after going back to your starting position, repeat the movement with your other side. Regularly do three sets of twelve and twenty reps and you will quickly see your baby weight melt away. If you do these exercises regularly, they’ll give you amazing results in just a few weeks. They are easy to do both while your child is resting and to spread out across your day instead of trying to do everything at once in a larger block of time. Of course, doing them all at once, or doing any exercise for twenty to thirty minutes three times per week will help you shed that baby weight quicker. So do these exercises as often as you can, and keep it up, and you’ll be fitting into your pre-baby jeans before you even realize it.