This is a common feeling among many women and mummies but with these 6 tips below, winter and the cooler months can still be part of your healthy eating journey.
Try a different exercise
Don’t use the cooler weather as an excuse to not exercise. Give your routine a boost and reinvigorate it with some different exercises. Try some hot powered yoga. Try running on your lunch break. Try dancing for 10 minutes at 6am. Try something different and keep your heart beating and moving.
As the weekend is approaching it is wise to use these two days to plan ahead for your week of following healthier principles.
There are various ways you can plan to be healthier, here is a list of 5 things to do.
My two kids are 14 months and almost 4 years old and I am struggling to find time to ‘fit’ in an actual exercise session.
From Monday February 11 – February 17 we are excited to be including a free skipping rope when you spend over $72 in the Healthy Mummy Shop- excluding postage.
Skipping is a very effective way to burn calories and lose weight, so we thought it would be an excellent free gift to give to you to help you in your exercise and fitness.
But please make sure that you are 100% fully recovered after having your baby before doing any type of skipping or jumping exercises and have had your Doctor’s approval – which could be a few months or more post birth.
There are many myths surrounding walking and weight loss, many of which sound too good to be true. But one walking myth that is absolutely true is that walking for 45 minutes per day – without making any other changes to your exercise regime – can boost your weight loss.
Not only that, it will tone your legs, bum and tum and will improve heart health. What’s not to love?
Walking might sound like a bit of a dull exercise – but the truth is, in both diet and exercise, the simplest approaches are sometimes the best. Walking is an excellent exercise for everyone – which is what makes it such a good exercise for weight loss. Walking is gentle on your joints, which means that it’s ideal for all ages and for people that are overweight.
Even if you can only walk for 2-5 minutes when you first start, eventually, if you keep walking, you’ll be able to walk further and further, your joints will be stronger and healthier and you’ll be fitter, stronger and healthier than you were before.
Finding the time to exercise when you have children can be difficult – and it is only really possible if there are no fixed rules. Having children can derail the best laid exercise plans, but so can the weather – especially if it is snowing or raining.
If your little ones are sleeping, if they are ill or if the weather is too bad for you to step outside your front door, we can help. We’ve come up with five exercises that you can do at home with the children around. And if the weather brightens up? You can take these exercises into the garden.
Have a dance to your favourite party CD or pop on your children’s favourite music and have a boogie together. Dancing is one of the most fun exercises to do – and if you get your arms involved, it’s a great all-round exercise. If your children join in, it’s also a great way to bond with them.
Exercise with family
The best thing about this kind of exercise is that you are doing it with people you love. Therefore it will not feel as arduous or boring as doing it by yourself.
Many new mums who are on the Healthy Mummy weight loss plans are concerned about stomach fat and how to lose it.
It’s a common problem for many, many new mums, because we gain lots of weight on our stomach during pregnancy, and following the birth, we still carry some extra weight on our stomach.
Stomach fat can be difficult to shift, and even after you’ve lost the rest of your pregnancy weight, you may still carry extra fat on your tummy – it’s often the last place that the weight comes off of.
To help you shift the stomach fat, we’ve come up with everything you need to know about stomach fat.
A larger tummy is actually caused by two types of fat, subcutaneous fat, which means under the skin. This is the fat that you can see and it’s the fat the largely causes a rounded tum. Visceral fat is also present in the stomach area, and this type of fat is within your body, around your internal organs.
Of course, as we have covered before, spot fat removal in weight loss is not possible but there are a number of approaches and exercises you can do to help target specific areas and help the toning of those areas.
It is also worth highlighting that you will be more successful in reaching your health and weight loss goals is you see your body as something beautiful to embrace and work with rather than battling bulges. Slow and steady is the way to go – especially if you’ve just given birth.
Written by Anne
One day, I’d jumped into the shower as normal and was getting on with washing myself when I coughed. And that’s when it happened – I had a strange sensation down below, and felt something like a little lump outside of my vagina. I wasn’t in pain, but it felt very, very unpleasant.
I knew exactly what this was – a vaginal prolapse. I’d heard of a vaginal prolapse in my training, I’d done plenty of pelvic floor exercises after my babies were born, and I’d taught many other women to be vigilant with their pelvic floor exercises. But it still happened to me – I was going to have to get on with life after having a vaginal prolapse.