Our friends at Equinox set me up with a postnatal certified trainer who is going to show me how I can shed these postpartum pounds in an attempt to get my pre-baby (or at least something that vaguely resembles it) back! And, because many mothers don't have time to hit the gym or the money to spend on a personal trainer, I'll be relaying my trainer's tips to you!
If a mother can commit to working out three times a week, Amy Fiske NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer, says there are three tips for prolonged weight loss and toning. She said:
- Cardio that works in your training zone.
- Lift weights or do body weight exercises for at least 30-60 minutes, include warm up, cool down, and stretch! Your metabolism stays working at a faster pace after lifting weights (more cals burnt).
- Nutrition – maintain a healthy diet full of whole foods, don't eat all your calories for the day in one sitting, eat little and often to help maintain a stable metabolism, otherwise, the body will think it's starving and store any food which it's given.
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