For you, exercise is all about feeling energised mentally and physically. Growing and giving birth to your baby meant that you had to slow down for a while, but now you’re ready to get back to being you. You need to make exercise part and parcel of your life in a way that both you and your baby will enjoy, and build it into your daily routine so you reach for your trainers without a second thought. The very best way is with a brisk walk daily, pushing your baby in his pram.
Walking with a pram works your bottom, leg and core muscles, restoring your inner strength and figure. Start with 10 minutes a day, and gradually build up to 30 to 40 minutes, increasing the intensity by including hills if you can. It can work for your baby, too: a 4pm walk means a quick nap that’ll keep him tear-free until bedtime. Being outside in the afternoon will help him sleep better, too. Just make sure your pram or stroller handle is adjusted to a height where you can walk tall, and hold it with a light grip and soft elbows, and keep to a pace where you can comfortably chat.
Walking might give you all the feelgood fitness you want, but if you find yourself craving more, then jogging with your stroller is the next step up the ladder. Once you’ve reshaped your life to include positive ‘me-time’, there will be no stopping you. YOU’RE MOTIVATED BY… Feeling good