We all worry about losing that awful baby weight. Every time I would mount the scales during prenatal appointments, my eyes would bug, my heart would race, and I would think, “I’m never going to lose this weight.” Then I happily went home after hearing that beautiful heartbeat and indulged in something completely naughty and fattening.
I finally lost all of the weight from my first pregnancy, but people kept telling me how much harder it would be to lose weight the second time. I was determined to prove all of them wrong. Besides, buying an entirely new wardrobe was just not feasible. New shoes already litter the bottom of my closet because my foot went up 1/2 a size with my older child, Brooks. That was unavoidable, but buying new clothes is.
Nursing, drinking a lot of water, and eating a high protein/low carb diet truly helps me lose baby weight, but it doesn’t help me tone, so I came up with a few toning exercises that include the baby. That way, I’m not leaving either of my kids to go to a gym, and I’m not getting up super early (other than the three times I’m up nursing in the middle of the night) to do Pilates, Yoga, lift hand weights, etc.
Further, the best way to lose weight is to combine weight bearing and aerobic activity which these five exercises do. Try them out. They work!