When you first discovered that you were pregnant, your doctor probably told you to start gaining weight.
Gaining weight is something that is just a part of being pregnant. Gaining weight is pretty easy when you are eating for two. Now that your baby has been born, however, you probably want to start shedding pounds as quickly as possible.
You are probably desperate to get your old figure back.
The good news is that this article contains hints to help you get your figure back after having a baby. Any one of these hints can help you get back to your previous size in no time. In case you’re interested, a great way to lose a few pounds is by making highly nutritious smoothies.
Drawing In: This is the perfect exercise for ladies who have just had a baby because it will help you lose weight, strengthen your back, strengthen your abs, strengthen your core, help your posture and increase your metabolism all at once. In this exercise you need to lower yourself onto all fours and put your hands right under your shoulders. Pull in your abs while making sure to keep your spine and neck in line with each other. Breathe in through your nose while keeping your back straight and then breathe out while pulling your navel up and in without moving your spine.
Do this twelve times to complete one set and do three sets in a single workout to really work your abs and core.
Arm Flutters: This is an easy exercise that you can do right next to your baby while he or she is sleeping. Lie down on your back and put your legs straight up into the air. Now, pick your torso slightly off the ground and lift your arms while keeping them straight. Lower yourself back down slowly to the starting position and repeat between twenty and fifty times. This is great for burning lots of calories and making your core strong. That baby weight is sure to come off in record time as long as you do this exercise at least three times per week.
The Bicycle: No, this does not involve riding a real bike. This is an ab exercise that works really well for women who want to lose weight after giving birth. First, lie down on the floor with your knees bent and your calves parallel to your floor. Put your hands behind your head as you take in a deep breathe in and out while sucking in your gut. Keep your bum relaxed while, as you extend your right leg, you bring your left knee up to meet your right shoulder. Your shoulders and your head should come up off of the ground as you do this movement. After going back to the beginning position, repeat the motion on the other side.
Complete three sets of between twelve and twenty of these and you will soon see that your pregnancy weight is gone. These exercises, if done often enough, can reveal dramatic results in just a few short weeks. You can do this while your new baby takes a nap and you can spread them out throughout the day instead of trying to do all of them in one block of time. Of course, if you do them all at once (or any exercises) for a 20-30 minute block of time three times a week will help you shed the pounds even faster.
Do these exercises as often as you can manage and keep doing them; you’ll fit into your pre-pregnancy pants before you know it.