Muscles After Baby

Hi friends!

It’s inevitable that even when you are as active as you can be during pregnancy, you end up losing some of your muscle definition. I am on a mission to get that back plus some! I am revamping some of my old workout styles and adding in new ones.

Anything “Cardio” related looks more like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) or Tabata ( a different variation of HIIT) instead of steady stream cardio. If you’re a breastfeeding mom, you understand that our babies are sucking everything right off of us, so in order for me to keep/build muscle tone, I can’t have workouts involving just straight running for 30 minutes. I have to do lots of strength training which means even cardio has to involve muscle building. I am a lover of HIIT workouts so I am having a lot of fun so far. I am really sore so I will be adding lots of yoga into these regimens. Good news is, yoga is still a fabulous way to not only stretch and elongate, but to tighten and tone so I’m still targeting those muscles.

I will be posting my workouts, videos, and my progress here on the blog and also on my fitness instagram—>@stayatfitmom. Please feel free to jump on the boat and do it with me if this sounds like something you need. I am doing this because I need it and want to share my experience with you all.

All the workouts posted are created by yours truly unless marked otherwise. I will always give credit to a workout I did from someone else.

*These workouts are done at your own risk. If you are postpartum, these workouts are safe to do once you have been cleared by your doctor (usually the 6 week mark) and any crunch related exercises are safe if you no longer have diastisis recti. Click here to find out how you check for that. 

I’m not a trainer, yet, but I have been in the fitness world for a very long time. It’s what I love, it’s what I do, it’s my passion, and I just want to share my health journey with you!

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Monday’s Workout

Today I am working my back and biceps. I started out with body weight training circuit only doing one round to warm-up.

Here is my back and biceps workout

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Here is a picture of each workout for each section so you understand what each one means. Huge thanks to my hubby for taking these for me!

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Finish it off with a good stretch!

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