Pregnancy/Maternity

Tips and tricks to get your figure back

Most pregnant women know the basics of a healthy lifestyle, but do they know what to do precisely and is it easy for them to do it?

Studies revealed that most women don’t prepare themselves for pregnancy. In addition to this lack of preparation, 25% of future moms get pregnant by accident. It’s only once they’re pregnant that they start taking their folic acid and changing their alcohol consumption. However, half of them still don’t eat the recommended quantity of fruits and vegetables. It’s important for them to be educated early on in their pregnancy about what they should do to improve their physical health and understand the benefits that come with it. It's not too late to start, because the hardest part will come after childbirth.

During pregnancy, many things can be done to help you lose weight... after pregnancy. Simply follow this guide with easy-to-understand explanations.

Things to do before D day

Prepare frozen meals in advance. You will save a lot of time and energy, which you’ll be able to spend on your baby and your training!

Plan your training days in advance. Establish a game plan with spouse to help you set specific times for exercise. It will allow you to avoid arguments along the way, which would end up taking a lot of your precious time.

Keep doing intense exercise, with your obstetrician’s approval. Running is not prohibited for women who were already runners. Maintaining the ability to do strenuous exercise will decrease the difficulty of starting again after childbirth. Motivation will also be easier to maintain.

Take the time to help your parents during the 9 months of gestation. You’ll have more time for training. And try to make this “babysitting” a weekly appointment.

See your osteopath every 1-3 months. He will help you put back in their place the organs that have been moved by the baby. Misplaced or crammed in organs are less efficient, so they don’t eliminate toxins as much. With treatments, your body uses your energy more efficiently because the nutrients are better used. The osteopath will also help you reduce, or even get rid of entirely, the pain that could discourage you to go to the gym.

Train to gain strength. Do series of 4-8 repetitions that will really help you get stronger. This strength will be very handy when you start carrying your baby in your arms for hours. By being able to lift heavier loads, you’ll be less tired and your cardiovascular workout will benefit from it. It will also help you be more independent when your spouse is not there and you need to lift or move heavy objects!

Find out about the different classes you can attend. This way, you won’t have to look for places that offer step classes between two feedings. You will reduce the stressors that decrease your sleep, increase your abdomen’s circumference and prematurely deplete your adrenal hormones, which are useful for losing weight.

You see how very simple things will help you stay on the exercise track when your life as an independent adult will come to an end? Obviously, you’ll need to prepare yourself a little, but it’s really feasible and uncomplicated. Here are now the best tips that will give you the tools you need to lose the desired weight after your child is born.


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