Mid Morning Mum’s entering in droves with what looks like and endless amount of strollers, buggies and prams.
It’s like watching vultures circle as they scope out the coffee shop for a table 😂
They might be smiling, however it’s not a smile that says –
“Hey, how are you.”.
It’s closer to one that says –
“Oh, hi, I see you’re finished with tis table even though you’re not. K, thanks, bye.”
And now the kids are kicking off crying…. 🤦♀️
Mum’s truly are superhero’s doing everything they do.
I’ve literally just watched one do to much count, 11 things simultaneously, it was very impressive and if I’m honest a little scary.
I can barely pee without missing if my concentration drifts, let alone do that many things at once.
Mum’s, we salute you.
Speaking of these glorious warriors, one topic I often end up engrossed in conversation with them about is getting their pre-baby body back.
^^ While not a goal for all of them, it’s a really common one.
First things first, having a baby is quite the strenuous experience on the body and utilises a considerable amount of ones resources.
True enough some come out fairing better than others, however that’s more a case of individual difference, prior exercise/fitness levels and overall health so if you don’t bounce back straight away don’t stress, it’s okay to take several months to no longer feel like you’ve had your ass kicked.
So, how long can ‘getting back’ take?
The truth is you can’t get that body back, it’s gone and trying to go backwards just isn’t possible because of the one obvious truth many forget, they’ve just had a baby.
The only way to get the body you had back would be to go back in time.
So instead of thinking “I need to get back to this.”, think instead about moving forwards to something new and improved 🤗
Many will think about going backwards.
While an understandable mindset it’s not a healthy one because some end up linking their identity, worth, confidence and overall sense of self to what they were before the little bundle of joy came along.
I get it you know, why this train of thought occurs.
Tis’ simply because many don’t know any different, and that’s okay however some re-education is needed.
Personally I’d always advise hiring someone who specialises in the pre/post-natal field so that you can get the most current, useful and relevant information based on YOUR specific needs and situation.
^^ Some have more separation than other, or major hormone disruption, perhaps even joint dislocation and prolonged elevated levels of relaxin, so you’d do well to consult a professional.
Another key element to keep in mind is that there’s no need to rush back to a new physical peak.
True enough some seem to get there within 8 week post baby, it happens and unless it’s you then you’d do well not to compare yourself to an entirely different human being.
So just keep that in mind.
From experience there is also not a lot of time for some people, this can lead to all sorts of unwanted stress and is why it’s worth knowing that there is no rush to move forwards.
The gym/training mentality if that you NEED to do 60min.
You’d be far better off doing 20min sessions daily (you can them mix CV work one day, Strength work another, Movement capability the next and so on).
Moving away from conventional wisdom is key here.
Just like the little one taking baby steps to build up ones health, strength and fitness is the most optimal way forwards.
Doing so will be incredibly manageable and therefore far easier to sustain consistently because even the busiest Super-Mum can find 20min a day for herself to train.
Oh, alos as tempting as the glass of wine might be at the end of the say of when babe is asleep, if you’re looking to move forwards a daily glass (or bottle) could be quit ehe heavy anchor dragging behind you, just something worth remembering.
^^Same is true for delicious foods, by all means have them, however just remember the more that is consumed the heavier that anchor behind you becomes.