There can be no better feeling than being a mum. Carrying a baby for nine months in your womb is like a journey that makes you feel special and blessed. However, this journey can also add some serious fat to your belly. Post-pregnancy fat is every woman’s nightmare and though it might be stubborn and scary, it is surely beatable.
We begin by pointing out that gaining weight around belly and thighs during pregnancy is absolutely normal and natural. So don’t worry too much about getting rid of it. Nature takes care of it in its own way. As you begin to breastfeed your new-born, you automatically lose some fat around your stomach. This happens because your uterus starts to get back to its normal size. For the remaining bit around your belly, we bring some quick exercises for you.
You can start with basic crunches. Make sure that you do not over do in the beginning. Keep it simple and easy. You can also add other variations like head lifts, shoulder lifts and curl ups to your exercise regime. Pelvic tilts and simple abdominal contractions can be a great way to shed off that extra flesh around your tummy. Take some time out for a little walk to add to your stamina and to burn calories.
You can then gradually keep on adding to the difficulty level of your workout and also increase your repetitions. As your muscles will begin to gain strength and your body will get used to working out, you can also try abdominal crunches with an exercise ball. We also suggest doing some Kegel exercises for your abdomen. These exercises give strength to the pelvic muscles. All you need to do is tighten and hold the muscles that control the flow of urine. This is great way to not only add strength to your pelvic region but also reduce the risk of incontinence that usually comes with child birth. We recommend doing all these exercises under a trained professional to avoid any injury or harm.
Yoga is another great way to flatten your tummy. A right mix of asanas and pranayamas will not only take care of your mood swings but will do wonders to your body. So pack your yoga mat and head out for a yoga class and don’t forget to take a deep breath!
Now some final word on your diet. Maximize your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Go for only seasonal veggies and avoid any packed or canned food that is high in preservatives. Follow the good old advice of chewing your food properly for better digestion. Finally, say goodbye to alcohol for some time.
These are some basic yet wonderful tips that can help you get back your flat abdomen quicker than usual. Patience and consistency is the key to reaching your goal. Keep your motivation levels high and get set to become a yummy mummy.