If you have recently joined the ranks of new mom's, then in additions to being madly in love with your adorable new bundle, you are probably busy, exhausted and overwhelmed. And, you are probably wondering how long it is going to take to get rid of the baby weight that you accumulated during your pregnancy.
How Long Will It Take To Lose Pregnancy Weight?
This depends on many factors, such as how much weight you gained, genetics, how active you are and the types of food you eat and your metabolism. You have probably known at least one person who seemed to lose the weight right away, and didn't even look like they had a baby. And you probably know someone who's child is in grade school and still hasn't lost the weight.
The best way to get back into shape after baby is to get moving and eat healthily. Although your need for calories is less, this isn't a good time to go on a diet, especially if you are breastfeeding. But you can be smart about what you are eating; lean meats, vegetables and whole grains are good choices. If you developed healthy eating habits during your pregnancy, you are already ahead of the game.
What Fitness Apps Can Help Me Lose Baby Weight?
There are many great fitness apps out there. The best ones for new moms are interactive apps with workouts that can be done in a short block of time.
This is a workout app that gives you the experience of having a personal trainer right there in your home.
The app is narrated and the workouts are taught by NFL All-star Tony Gonzalez. He takes you through the workout in a very encouraging and motivational way. There are a variety of workouts to choose from, and the app asks you for feedback so that it can offer you personalized suggestions.
Yoga is a great way to boost circulation, energy and flexibility. It builds strength, tones and tightens muscles and helps promote balance and overall well-being. With that said, many new mom's may find it hard to get to their local studio. This app can help. It gives instructions for many yoga poses from beginner to advanced.
This app works with the Jawbone bracelet and helps track many everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs. It also helps monitor sleep
If you are really struggling with motivation and results, you may benefit from a personal trainer. Personal trainer Ralph Roberts in Amarillo can offer personalized workouts to help you reach your weight loss goals, with lots of encouragement. Find him at the Downtown Athletic Club.
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