You cannot change your eating habits and fail to exercise then still expect to get a flat stomach. The two things must go together. Since you are a new mother, you will need to stay with your baby at most of the time and it is very likely that you will not get time to exercise in the traditional way. Just fit your exercise regime into your existing schedule with new forms.
The workouts need to be simple and non-straining. Your body has gone through the trauma of childbirth and cannot adjust to strenuous workouts yet. If you have had a C-section, then abdominal exercises are not recommended for a few weeks. You have to start slowly and gradually build your stamina.
Pregnancy itself is a grueling ordeal and in an ideal World it is one that really should be planned for and an exercise and diet routine set up for, way before you actually get pregnant. But we don’t live in an ideal World, we live in a busy hectic World where sometimes things like pregnancies just come along and hit us out of the blue.
A good exercise program combined with a healthy nutrition plan is really key to getting back into shape. There are many physical activities that can be performed. Simple housework, casual walks, stretching, yoga or some light running activity are some calorie burning activities to consider post pregnancy.
Walking with your baby is always great – you both get fresh air and out of the house and you get fitter while your baby is soothed by the movement of the pram. You could also use a baby carrier to keep your baby close to you while you walk. This is especially soothing for a restless baby. Aim to walk for 30 minutes to an hour each day.
One thing that you must keep in mind always is never to over exert yourself. It is always a good idea to take the help of a fitness professional for your workout plan. But at the same time your body will give you signals on when you should slow down.
Opting for a post-pregnancy body shaper doesn’t mean you’ve given up on getting back into shape; it’s just a way to look more beautiful more quickly after giving birth. Wear a body shaper that slenderizes your tummy, hips and thighs and you won’t’ have any problem fitting back into your favorite jeans again.