And I am back in shape :)
Here is how it went for me.
I decided to enjoy all the good bits of being a new mum and give myself a bit of slack when things went wrong. A few tears every now and again, a fat tummy, and rubbish sleep - hey ho. Most the time they're lovely (my babies) and "most of the time" is pretty good right?
I took every chance I had to be active, I ate lots (of healthy stuff!), and I slept as much as I could. I followed my personal training programme devised by my Virtual Personal Trainer. And with support from my fellow Ready Steady Mums volunteers and members of Local RSM, I've had the motivation to stick with it.
|4 days postnatal!|
I was getting to know my new baby and in a bit of a daze trying to figure out how to manage two of them, but it really made me feel good to get active and look after myself while I did. I'm sure it made me a calmer, better mother as a result.
I moved on to LEVEL TWO at 6 weeks postnatal, since I had had a reasonable recovery from birth and my GP gave me the all-clear to exercise. This was when I began proper exercise.
|Local RSM in Oundle|
By LEVEL THREE, for me at 10 weeks, I was doing more tummy exercises and my trainer gave me special sessions to work my thighs and bum - which were priority areas for me. My weight was going down naturally, I was still breast-feeding (a lot easier second time round) and staying quite active, so I wanted to focus on toning.
|How to get a bum of steel!|
My best way to shed fat always has been running, and thankfully I am properly back to it now. After my first son was born I suffered a minor prolapse and couldn't get back to running very quickly. In retrospect it reminded me to take things slowly and rehabilitate my core really carefully.
This time round I was back to running on 11th August and all's well. Netball began again mid October and life is good :)
I promised to share the before and after photos so here you go.
|Growing Bump... Shrinking Mummy Tummy|
NB If you want to follow your own version of a programme like mine then create a profile on www.readysteadymums.com and you can get started straight away after giving birth.