Starting a new workout regime is HARD. It is even harder after a hiatus, like after having a baby! But this topic is true to my heart. I, too, struggled with staying active after babies. When your life suddenly revolves around two Littles, there’s not much time to sleep, let alone workout. I had to quickly devise a plan to make it work around my new life. This may sound intense, but it was 100% necessary.
My plan was this: move.
After years of trial and error, I have decided that moving, any sort of movement that I could get in on a single day, would be considered a successful day. It is okay if you miss a workout. Be kind to yourself and do the best you can. Have fun with it.
My next plan was: goals.
What do I want to get out of this? While the goal used to be: “lose fat”, it quickly evolved to, “feel stronger” or “have fun”. When you know where you are going, it’s easier to get there.
When Amanda from The Urban Mom told me about her goal of movement, I was so excited for her! Her little cutie, Mikayla, had turned 1 recently and she had also returned to work after maternity leave. She used to be active but pregnancy affected her energy levels. I love her enthusiasm to get started again and created a MOVEMENT RESTART workout for someone who is getting back into movement after a hiatus. It can be found here.
Good luck to Amanda and have fun!