How to Find Time to Exercise as a New Mom

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This is the most significant dilemma any new mother faces. On the one hand, there is hardly any time left while they tend to the infant, and on the other hand, the increased weight and postpartum depression cannot be ignored. Working out can be an excellent way for new moms to spend some ‘me time,’ which is very important in dealing with postpartum depression. A new mother feels most of the time that she has lost her identity and her life altogether. Giving yourself some ‘me time’ helps you stay connected to your true self and keeps you fit.

Hence, here are a few tricks to help you incorporate workouts into your daily life, even with a new baby at home.

1. Understand Your Goals:

Just starting to work out without a goal does not make any sense. Before you begin, list why you have started working out in the first place. If you plan on reducing weight, use a BMI Calculator to check how much weight you need to reduce and what your ideal weight is. This will help you set a goal that you need to achieve through workouts. Working out without any goal will not be beneficial, as you will not bother measuring the results. Always have long-term and many short-term goals before you start a fitness regime.

2. Get Some Help:

There is no shame in asking for help with your child, especially when you become a new mother. Doing everything on your own is overwhelming. If you have a partner, you should seek their help and divide the responsibility, as both parents need to contribute. If you are a single parent, this is the time when you should expect your family and friends to pitch in and make motherhood a little easier for you to handle. Taking a break from the child every day will help you rejuvenate and come back to take care of the baby with full enthusiasm.

3. Try a Mom Baby Workout:

Even if you get some help, there might be days when you are all alone to do this. It is easy to skip your workout because you may convince yourself that there is no way you can find time for a workout session now but think again. Simple things like putting your baby in a stroller and walking in the park are enough workouts for the day. You can also use a baby carrier if you wish to light jog in the park. You can also enquire in your local gym as a few offer day-care while you work out. You can check on your baby in between sessions; rest assured.

The Bottom Line:

It is easy to find an excuse and ignore your health. But remember, you are always going to be busy with something or the other. Exercise is not just beneficial for your physical health but also improves your mental health, which is vital for a new mother. Hence implement these tricks and get into a healthy lifestyle soon to truly enjoy the essence o motherhood.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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DSP
DSP
1 day ago

Thank you for covering such an important topic! By the way, if you’re looking for something you can do as an exercise, try swimming. I’ve heard that swimming is very beneficial for new moms as well as pregnant women.
As for pregnant women, in the first trimester, no restrictions are imposed. But after the second trimester, speed and sports swimming styles are not suitable. The butterfly is almost always excluded. But a calm breaststroke and crawl can be used even at a later date.