I sometimes cringe when I think back to what I used to tell my mom clients. You see, prostate
in my pre-mom life I was the Senior Wellness Specialist at a corporate wellness center. I had a wide variety of clientele, including pregos, new moms, and veteran mommy warriors.
Despite my ability to provide the most current and by the book advice and guidance, I was truly ignorant to what these women were going through and what they really needed.
My pregnancy and mommyhood was a big wake up call. (If you are reading this my dear, poor, former client, I am so very sorry. I done ya wrong.)
This post is the first in a series of free workouts that will hopefully help clear my conscience for all the lame advice and pathetic attempts at fitmom plans I previously provided.
Before You Get Started
One major component of postnatal fitness that my old plans lacked was the development of concrete kegel and transverse abdominus (TA) strength. A solid foundation of strength in the pelvic floor and deep abs is essential for both postpartum fitness success and injury prevention.
To properly execute the exercises in this plan, you MUST know how to kegel and TA contract properly. To assist with this, please refer to the following videos:
Please also ensure that your doctor is on board with you starting a workout routine. Feel free to send this workout to them directly to make sure everyone is on the same page!
As always, there is a risk when starting any fitness program. Please refer to our website disclaimer and above all, listen to your body.
This workout is designed to be supplemental to an already established cardiovascular and flexibility routine. If you have not started a basic cardio and flexibility fitness routine you may still use this program, but I encourage you to consider adding one in! I promise to provide one soon, but for now please refer to the following resources:
Note: Please excuse the rather strong filter on the photos. I was trying to fix the bad lighting of the photos so you could see me better, which it did, but it made me look rather orange, oily, and more jacked than I am. I swear I take more showers than that filter would imply. Most of the time. 😉