Getting started with a fitness routine is no doubt one of the hardest things to do! Where do you squeeze in time for a workout when you have a full time job, kid's schedules, dinner, and laundry! Or maybe you are a first time mom and you are in the perpetual feeding stage and feel like you are half asleep and half awake most of the day! I know, I've been there! I remember thinking, "how can I find time to workout when I am lucky to get a shower in everyday"...which several days I was unsuccessful at getting to the shower!
Tough as it may be, getting started with a fitness routine after baby is one of the best therapies for motherhood out there! Women who exercise regularly after having children are less prone to postpartum depression, have more energy, and lose the baby weight faster.
You'll feel better, you'll look better, and if you exercise with baby in tow, you set the stage for a lifetime of healthy living for your little one!
It is super cute and heartwarming to watch you toddler(s) practice bicep curls with our exercise bands and put a baby doll in their toy stroller and get a workout in around the house!
On the note of helping with postpartum depression, here are a few pictures of what I call Granny Strides! These ladies are some of leaders and biggest proponents for fitness as a cure for postpartum depression. I was honored with the opportunity to teach a class at the postpartum convention for PSI (Postpartum Support International) this past Spring here in Houston!