Since returning to the gym postpartum you’ve probably already recognized that things are feeling different.
Maybe you’re getting some symptoms – like heaviness or bulging in your pelvic floor.
Maybe you’re feeling a heck of a lot weaker than you used to feel.
Maybe you didn’t expect to have a tough time doing even a pretty basic exercise like a lunge or plank.
The truth is that your body just went through an insane amount of change in a relatively short period of time.
And if you want to feel stronger, and capable of lifting heavy weights, skipping, running, going to HIIT classes and doing all the fitness and active adventuring you loved pre-baby, then you need to know this.
This is critical to your success in the gym (and it’s absolutely tied to your capacity to feel like a healthy, happy mom).
Remember that you have the power to feel stronger, happier, more like yourself again.
You’re allowed to take care of yourself and put your needs at the top of the list.
Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean your life stops or is put on hold. You deserve to feel healthy, happy and strong.
You simply need to ensure you’ve got your mindset in order so you aren’t pressuring yourself to fit into your “skinny jeans” at 6 weeks postpartum.
You won’t get the results you want at the gym if you keep expecting things to be the same as pre-baby. Life is different now and the sooner we embrace that change, the happier we’ll be.
I know that’s easier said than done, but just because things are different doesn’t mean they can’t still be good.