whats the best way of getting rid of my baby fat
Mary - posted on 12/30/2012
Get an infant carrier, such as a sling or an Ergo. Strap the baby on, and walk a couple of miles while wearing him. You can do this outdoors, or even someplace like a mall. I started doing this with my daughter in an Ergo when she was about 2 months, and did this almost daily with her until well past her 3rd bday. I have two large dogs that needed to be walked, and a stroller just didn't work for that. In the winter, I just put her in a snowsuit (or inside my coat when she was an infant), and we would walk for an hour or more. She absolutely LOVED it, and that first year or so, she would often nap while we walked. By the time she was about 10 months old, I weighed 10lbs less than I did pre-pregnancy :)
It was perfect, because it was an exercise regimen that included her, and didn't require childcare. As she got older, it was a very special time for all of us, when we would talk, sing songs, and explore the outdoors. My dogs got more excited when they saw me get out her carrier than they did their leashes. She's four now, and she and I still do this together with the dogs everyday, although she's been walking alongside them now instead of in the carrier for the better part of a year now. It is such an ingrained part of our routine, and still remains our "special time", where we have each other's undivided attention, get some exercise, and explore the world around us. It has also greatly enhanced our circle of friends, since we now know just about every person (and dog) that lives with a 3-4 mile radius of our house.
Wendy - posted on 12/30/2012
Hi thanks for your advice i will have to check out if there is any classes in Cornwall is where i live.
I have a 8 month old boy who loves having a bath / shower so i may take him swimming in the new year and i may go swimming as well it will help me tone up as well .thanks again
Ariana - posted on 12/30/2012
There may be 'mommy and me' fitness type classes in your area. I would check out if there are any Mommy/baby dance classes, or a lot of towns offer mommy aqua fit. They put the child in a little floaty fish thing while the moms do their aqua stuff (at least where I am).
Other than that my advice is either sign up for some other class on your own (so you HAVE to go once a week) or buy some workout dvd's and do something at home.
Whatever you do try to make a SMART plan. Which means make a goal that is Specific, Measureable, Action- Oriented, Realistic, and has Timelines. So don't say, I want to lose 50 pounds, and you're only 150 pounds to begin with because it may not be realistic, plus it doesn't say how or by when.
So make a goal that say you want to lose ____ pounds (maybe even start off with a small goal), in 4 months by working out at least 4 times a week, by signing up to two classes and working out at home twice a week, and cutting down on snack food (only eat junky food twice a week instead of every day etc.).
Also don't stress to much about it right now, I didn't lose my baby fat until my son was a year (and by that I mean START to lose my baby fat), I basically just had to start working out and at first it was really hard. What helped me personally was to think of it as, it's not that I'm not working out at all, it's that I worked out once more this week than I usually do (since I never worked out, one day working out is actually a success!). Instead of getting down on myself for not working out those other days. I also made a chart/list that said how many times I'd worked out or how many days. But you have to figure out what's good for you and what you're able to do. Even if you cut down on fattenting food a little bit and start going to a class once a week it will help start a 'lifestyle' change so you get in the habit of doing it.
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