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I created this super simple, fun and effective postpartum workout challenge, where every workout is only 15-minutes, and you don’t have to have any equipment! We also work on a little bit of ab work, which is safe for diastasis recti. This is such a fun, and simple postpartum workout and fitness routine, that you have to do it to stay in shape this fall! If you want to get straight to the videos, sign up. When you sign up you get a special discount coupon too!
As fall comes around, a lot of us end up inside, which leads to less activity. If you can grab some space and fifteen minutes, then this postpartum fitness routine is for you!!
If you are struggling with getting back in shape, and feeling a bit lost, I created a specialized program that now comes in an APP for breastfeeding mamas. It is a complete meal plan with recipes and grocery lists, a 3-week ab-rehab and pelvic floor restore program, plus workouts to help you burn lots of calories once you are post-6 weeks! I highly encourage you to check it out and see what other mamas are saying! There is also a Facebook group for questions and support!
If your tummy needs some help, you can grab my free ab-cheat sheet for diastasis recti to incorporate into these workouts as well!!
Here is how the 15-minute postpartum fitness challenge works!
There are five videos, so you will be working out 5 days a week. You can rest two days. I highly recommend adding some walking in your day with these workouts. Walking is going to help you heel your body, it will burn fat, it boosts your energy and so much more. I want you to set a goal of 40 minutes of walking 5 days a week. That may sound like a lot, but you can start off by walking 10 minutes at a time, 4 times a day. Or slowly add up to 40 minutes. I promise you will thank me after you get accustomed to it! These small postpartum workouts are going to tone your muscles, so you don’t lose weight and get flabby. We want you to keep and maintain muscles mass and sculpt as well as lose the weight!
In the videos, I give you 5 moves. You are going to do each move for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 and switch to the next move. I show you all the moves. Repeat this circuit 3 times to be at 15 minutes. The great thing is you can repeat the circuit 6 times and get 30 minutes in! The workouts don’t involve any equipment, though you are welcome to add weights to make it more challenging.
What I love about these type of workouts is that they go fast! It literally feels like 5 minutes, which is easier on the brain, and there are only 5 moves to remember, so you can fly through it!
When you get done with week one, do it again! If you can add weights, or try to get as many reps in as possible in your 45 seconds to challenge yourself as the weeks go by. Please remember your nutrition. These workouts will not be very effective if you aren’t eating properly postpartum. My program has a full breastfeeding diet program (that comes in an APP!!), and I have a post here that illustrates how to create your own breastfeeding diet plan!
If you need help losing the baby weight and keeping up your milk supply, I have a very popular program, The Postpartum Cure, which comes in an app you can download.