To complete my current blog series on how to get back in shape after having a baby, we pay another visit to Bianca in a two-part video showing some different fitness options for you to get back into shape again.
First I went along to Jen Dugards “Body Beyond Baby” classes which she holds in Centennial Park in Sydney – it’s a gorgeous setting and really puts you in the mood to exercise! There are quite a few baby classes which have opened up in recent years and this is obviously a good market to target – what I liked about Jens class is that she employs a number of nannies to actually look after the babies while the mums are doing their workout!
This means she can really focus on their specific needs post baby. I also really liked the fact the Jen gets the new mums to go to the physio to have an ultra sound to check on the actual ‘separation’ of their abdomen – as this will determine the type and intensity of the exercises she may prescribe.
By being part of a group training session you can also find this less expensive than employing a trainer one-on-one, plus it’s a great chance to meet other new mum’s, get fit and socialise at the same time!
However, this may not always be possible… so what can you do?
I popped over to Bianca’s house and showed her some easy moves you can do to get a good little workout in the comfort of your own home AND play with your baby at the same time. This is especially useful if you just don’t have the time to actually get out to either the gym or outside training groups like Jen’s.
Little baby Georgie has been keeping up Bianca at night of late, this means it can be harder to motivate yourself to get your own exercise done – so Bianca has been doing 10-15 mins blocks of the exercises I showed her at different times of the day. A workout does not have to all be in one session, breaking it down to these smaller blocks makes it achievable almost without noticing!
Its been a lot of fun keeping up with Bianca at this very exciting time – the start of an amazing journey, I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did making them!….
Well that may not be entirely true, but my point is that it is so easy to draw people in to an article or story by having an outrageous headline. It happens all the time, but when you read the actual story, the headline that drew you in often appears less and less applicable!
Welcome to the second part in my series of answering some of the many questions I get asked by various clients – there are a lot of myths out there in FitnessLand, and often the actual answers may be specific to your own individual circumstance… here goes!…
- “What exactly is my metabolism and can I change it?…”
Remember, that everything that exists in this world actually started with just a thought, every invention, from the wheel, to building the rocket that took man to the Moon, every book ever written, every painting ever started and every song ever sung. Anything and Everything.
This includes all thoughts you have about YOU, there is no point in dwelling on the past, except perhaps to learn from any experience you have had – good or bad, that may help you in the future.
YOU decide where you are going and how you are going to get there…and it all starts by thinking about it
then write all your ideas down
then ACT on them.
Think about changing your lifestyle, to get the results you want… plan your day, your month your year…push yourself, because no one else will do it for you..
SO, here we are just checking in once again with Bianca to see hows she’s doing with baby Georgie (aka B&G !!) – we are now over 6 weeks in (about 2 months to be exact!), so this is the time you can really start to get back into your fitness regime - if you chose to, and if you have the time and if you have the energy…
Okay, so I have two thoughts to lead you into the weekend – I love this picture, this this amazing lady can find the time to work out, then surely you can too?!
Make it happen this weekend – it doesn’t matter if you go to the gym, do a class, go for a walk or a jog, play a game of tennis, or have a swim in the ocean whether you clean the house from too to bottom, walk the dog, have a bike ride, don’t watch the footy – play it!….
but just DO it!…..
Have a read of the advice I gave to Bianca now that baby Georgi is born and she wants her body back! If you’ve just had a baby, you will be plenty busy, but following these rules you can definitely be a good parent, love being a mum AND work on your fitness!
Continuing on with my series on fitness and pregnancy we now come to Post Natal,
Well, Bianca’s had her baby!! Little Georgi Summer arrived into the world weighing a healthy 3.24kg’s and 51 cm tall, luckily for Bianca it was a fairly short labour of only 11 hours from when the waters broke, with Georgi coming into the world at 1pm – and even better was that Bianca did not have too many drugs or an epidural to help her through (just a bit of gas and a drop of Morphine!) – though I think it was a pretty close call – the pain says Bianca is now just a distant memory!
So, we’re a week into the New Year and unfortunately the stats say that a quarter of people who set resolutions for themselves will have given up already,
E X E R C I S E – is something that is so important to our health and well being, yet it is a word that so many people don’t get too involved in! Sometimes it may conjure up images of pain and/or slaving away for hours on end in a gym, and this may be why it can get such a bad rap – however –