My Post-Partum Workouts

As many of you know I just had baby Tyton about 7 weeks ago. As I reflect on these past few weeks, I frankly barely remember much. I’ve been focusing on baby and struggling to always get a bit more sleep! (You Mothers out there know what I mean)

It’s hard to remember you’re still a human being and need to be taken care of as well. After the first 2 weeks I was ready to begin exerting a little more as I missed the endorphin rush working out gives you. Post Partum fitness varies for everyone since we all have separate labor experiences and very different babies. I feel very fortunate to have had a pretty relaxed labor process. Thank The Lord for drugs!

So, that being said, I thought I’d outline my first few weeks of easing back into my fitness routine. My Dr. said this was OK for me to begin. As always, please check with your doctor to get the all clear before you jump back in!

Post-Partum: 2 weeks

My very 1st Home Workout-
30 walking lunges, 20 wide stance squats, repeat x 3
Treadmill incline walk x 8 minutes

Repeated this 2 times during this week.

Weeks 3-4: Post-Partum Home Workout – Upper Body using 10lb DB weights

*I added this workout one time per week along with the above workout 2 times per week. And don’t forget those daily Kegels!

Shoulder press x 15
Side raises x 15palmquests-61
Biceps curls x 15
Repeat x 3

DB front raises x 15
Upright Rows x 15
Repeat x 3
Treadmill incline walk x 8 minutes

Weeks 5-7: I’ve been back in the gym! My next blog will cover these workouts.

As you can see I recommend starting slow, trying to put the primary focus on your Baby, and healing. You would be surprised how much fitness you lose; but fear not, everything comes back pretty quickly.

Thanks for being a part of my Journey and allowing me to be a part of yours!
-Amy Jo

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