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HOW TO LOSE THE BABY WEIGHT

HOW TO LOSE THE BABY WEIGHT

Did you have a baby within the last year and are struggling to lose those last stubborn pounds that you gained during pregnancy?  It might be time to put together a plan to safely shed those extra pounds while balancing work, school, or any other outside commitments in addition to the most important job of all – being a mom!  While it may seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to wear all of these hats and set aside time to focus on yourself and getting back into shape, here are a few quick and easy ways to set yourself up for success.

 

PLAN AHEAD TO EAT SMART

While processed foods may seem like the quick and easy way to feed yourself and take care of a baby, with a little planning you can cut out the empty-calorie foods and replace them with fresh veggies, fruit and protein. Dedicate one night to meal plan for the week.  Have the plan but no time to grocery shop?  Take advantage of new online and app shopping carts such as King Soopers new delivery service or preorder and store-side pickup.

 

GET OUTSIDE

Summer is around the corner which means you can take full advantage of the beautiful outdoors.  Pushing your stroller just 1-2 miles in 30 minutes will burn roughly 150 calories.  Taking your little one for a stroll outside is not only beneficial for the momma, it’s great for babies to get fresh air.  Making an outdoor walk part of your daily routine will become a healthy longstanding habit in no time!

 

AT HOME EXERCISE

Doing workouts at home are not only cost effective in comparison to long-term gym memberships, they can also become a bonding experience for you and your baby.  Try to incorporate your baby into your routine.  One suggestion is to hold your baby while doing lunges.  Aim to do 3 sets of 8 lunges on each leg.  You will see results in your thighs and buttocks in no time!  It is recommended to workout 3-5 times per week for about 30-60 minutes each session.

Fitness Gallery is a Colorado based fitness store that offers high quality fitness equipment from strength training home gyms to cardio focused equipment such as ellipticals, treadmills, water rowers and more. When your baby is napping or down for the night, taking a quick 30 minutes to workout will not only help you shed the baby weight, it will set you up to be a happy and healthy parent.