Post-Natal Nutrition and Training
Never forget that giving birth is like running a marathon. Your body is under enormous pressure, you become emotionally exhausted and taking time out to recover can seem impossible.
There is a lot of pressure on Mums to get back to their ‘pre-baby’ self as quickly as they can but this needs to stop. Taking time to care for your baby is of course your number one priority. This being said, it is still important that you don’t forget yourself.
There will be numerous things that get in the way of you focusing on your own health and wellness. Let me discuss a few of these barriers now and help you to see how we can overcome them:
Motivation and lack of energy:
You will no doubt be exhausted which will leave you feeling unmotivated. It will be much more appealing to stay on your sofa than to put on some lycra and do some squats! However, regular exercise and healthy eating has a profound positive effect on your energy levels and your sleep. It can be a daunting time and exercise can really help to boost those ‘feel-good hormones’ that will build your confidence back up.
Time and convenience:
We can work a program around your availability and your timetable. I offer home visits and even do half an hour sessions. Equally, you may want some time to yourself and can come to my studio or get some fresh air in the park. If you ever need to, your baby is always welcome to come along!
Negative thoughts about your body and your ability:
I cannot stress enough the importance of taking your time to come back to exercise. However, once you are ready do you know what is safe for you and what will help rather than hinder the strength of your body? Working with a professional can put your mind at ease. A slow progression program will have you feeling stronger and fitter at the pace your body is ready for. Even before exercise is re-introduced we can start by working on your nutrition to ensure you stay healthy and energised for your baby.