Hello everyone! It’s already February 3, and it’s time to introduce the topic that we will be focusing on this month!
I enjoyed discussing the Trim Healthy Mama plan last month, and you’ll probably be seeing more THM and food related posts in the future, but this month (along with those random posts I might throw in there) we will be discussing something that goes hand in hand with a healthy diet…
Guessed it yet?
Yep, that’s right… we’re talking about exercise!
Now, before we get started, I want to make it clear that I am not a doctor or health professional, and I can only give my opinion, not professional advice. Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise routine! You can read my full disclaimer here.
So anyway, before you start rolling your eyes over the word “exercise,” I want to say that, just like with our focus on diet last month, I’m not encouraging you to aim for any strict goals, and we’re still shooting for a balance. For example, I’m not going to be telling you to workout six days a week, go for an hour long run, or anything like that! Exercise is a good thing, but it can also be a not so good thing if it’s taken too far.
So for myself, I’m going to shoot for exercising in some form about three days a week. As far as the form of exercise goes, I might do a walking video, or maybe a postnatal dvd I’ve used before, but again, I’m not encouraging anything too difficult, especially if you’re just beginning. I myself will probably keep my segments under thirty minutes (I really just don’t want to workout for 45 minutes!) but you can be the judge of how much time and energy you have to allot for this.
I also want to make a special note here for any mothers who are just a few weeks postpartum, or have young babies in general. Please do not start any exercise routine until you have gotten the okay from your doctor, and even then, if you don’t feel ready, please hold off on getting back into the swing of things. Try to get your rest, allow your body time to heal, and then you can choose how you ease back into your routine.
So anyway, feel free to join me this month as I get back into the whole exercise thing, and let’s try to do it in an enjoyable way, just fitting in 15-20 minutes, if that’s all we can (or have the motivation to do!)
I hope you all will continue on with your healthier eating habits that you hopefully started last month, and you’ll enjoy this month’s topic, too!
Have a great day!
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