Ditch the Baby Weight and Get Your Pre-Pregnancy Body Back

Effective ways to lose postpartum baby weight

FitElyse spills her best secrets to toning up after delivery day!

So, it’s been a crazy nine months, and you couldn’t be happier with your brand new baby! Life has forever changed — but so has your belly. Yes, having a child is worth it, but if only you could ditch that baby weight for good, right?

I know, mamas! I’ve been there — twice — and it’s tough. These days, new parents are sleep-deprived and exhausted. It feels like almost every waking minute is spent changing diapers, feeding your newborn, changing more diapers, soothing the baby. Did I mention changing diapers?!

Lose postpartum baby weight with mini bandsThere’s not much time for you to take care of you, but without a healthy YOU, it’s hard to have a truly healthy family. So, whether you’ve just been given the okay to work out after having a baby, or if you’ve been waiting and waiting and now that baby is a year old — the time is now. The good news is you can achieve that pre-baby body and even more right at home! And it starts in the kitchen with clean meals.

I know, I know, you don’t have time. But neither do I, but prepping clean meals in advance is key. Otherwise, when the clock hits noon and Baby is finally napping, you’ll be starving and that junk food will call your name.

The crockpot is my go-to. Each week, I make a large batch of steel-cut oatmeal for a nice morning meal. Lunch is often scrambled eggs and veggies, a hummus and turkey sandwich or leftovers. For dinner, I go back to my trusty crockpot. Chili is a staple around our house: beans, beef or chicken, a little onion, and some seasonings is all it takes to create an easy, filling meal.

Between meals, be sure to keep healthy snacks around. (No, the graham cracker off the floor doesn’t count.) Nibble on fresh fruits and veggies, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, low sugar protein bars and shakes. Eating frequent, small meals will get your metabolism firing like a wood-burning stove.


HERE ARE A COUPLE OF MY FAVORITE FAST RECIPES TO GET ME THROUGH THE WEEK:

Best foods to eat after having a babySteelcut Crockpot Oatmeal

(Makes 8 servings)

  • 2 Cups of Steel-Cut Oats
  • 6-7 Cups of Water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
Optional:

Add in 1-2 Cups of frozen berries, 1-2 Cups of sliced apples or 1 can of unsweetened pumpkin

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients in the crockpot and cook on a low setting for five to six hours. Add more water if needed. In the morning, simply heat and top with a little Greek yogurt and cinnamon!

Green Chicken Chili

(makes several servings)

  • 1 LB Chicken Breast
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Small Sweet Onion, Diced
  • 1 Can of Diced Green Chilies
  • 1 Cup of Green Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 Cans of Beans (Pinto, Black, Kidney, Northern, Chili)
  • Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder to Taste
Directions:

Place the onion in the crockpot and pour in the chicken broth and add the chicken breasts. Cook four to six hours, until the chicken is done. Dice the chicken and add it back into crockpot with all of the other ingredients. Cook on low for one to two additional hours. Try topping with a little cilantro and a squeeze of lime!

EASY EXERCISES WHILE BABY IS NAPPING

While baby naps or does some tummy time, let’s get to work on that tummy of yours. A combo of cardio and resistance training is the best mix.

Here’s a guide to some of my routine:

  • Frequency: 4-5 times a week. (Aim for 3 days of resistance training and 2 days of cardio.)
  • Length: 20-30 minutes a day (A 20-minute stroller jog will do wonders for you both.)
  • Intensity: PUSH it! Work hard, get done fast
  • Gear: 1 DynaPro exercise ball and 3 DynaPro mini bands

POSTPARTUM HOME WORKOUT

  • Warm-Up: Five minutes of jump rope, jumping jacks, high knees, or running up and down stairs
  • Exercise Ball Squats
  • Exercise Ball Crunches
  • Mini Band Outer Thigh Steps
  • Push-Ups With Feet on Exercise Ball
  • Mini Band Back Squeeze
  • Plank With Mini Band Glute Kicks
  • Frequency: Cycle through two to three sets or until the baby needs your attention!

Progress in the kitchen is key to a healthy and balanced lifestyle for you and your newborn. A handful of greens, lean meat and a bit of fiber are the first part of the mix. When you add these muscle burning moves and some cardio, you have a recipe for success!

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Source: https://www.dynaprodirect.com/how-to-lose-weight-after-pregnancy/

Best Ways To Use Your Power Bands During a Workout

Best power band exercises for a full body tone up

When you walk into your gym, you navigate through the endless cardio equipment, all of the machines, dumbbells and other free weights, and maybe in the corner you’ll see some stretchy bands by the yoga mats you’re not quite sure how to use. Even then, there are too many different sizes, shapes, and colors to figure out what to do with these contraptions.

They’re just big rubber bands, right? How hard can it be? Here’s some good news: They really are as simple to use as they look! You can pretty much use power bands for almost any exercise. Here are some of the best ways you can use your power bands during a workout!

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Assisted Pull-Up

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Single Arm Lat Pull-Down

Single arm lat pull-down with power bandPower band lat pull-down exercise

Chest

Banded Push-Ups

Band push ups to build chest strengthPower band push ups

Single Arm Chest Press

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Mini Exercise Bands to Keep the Excitement Up for your Workout

Mni exercise bands to increase strength and fitness

DynaPro Direct has launched an attractive and effective range of mini exercise bands. These mini resistance bands help you enjoy exhilarating crossfit workouts or physical therapy without burdening tendons, joints and bones.

Unlike traditional weight machines, these bands offer you the flexibility of moving in all different directions. So now, you can strengthen and stretch your muscles without any restriction.

Resistance loop bands to keep the excitement up for your workout

These durable exercise bands include 4 different color-coded resistance levels: Light (2-4 lbs); Medium (4-6 lbs); Heavy (10-12 lbs); and X-Heavy (15-20 lbs).

Grab the set of 4 professional multicolor resistance loop bands only at $9.99, and add a variety and fun to your workouts.

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DynaPro Precision Mini Exercise Bands Only at $9.99

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DynaPro launched Precision Loop Exercise Bands used to increase strength and stability in the upper and lower body. It includes:

  • 4 different color-coded resistance levels:
    1. Light (2-4 lbs)
    2. Medium (4-6 lbs)
    3. Heavy (10-12 lbs)
    4. X-Heavy (15-20 lbs)
  • A drawstring storage pouch for easy carrying.
  • 100% 1-Year Money Back Guarantee to ensure your satisfaction.

It provides Versatility that accommodates Beginners and Experts alike. These mini bands are ideal for lateral movement exercises, hip and glute activation, and shoulder stabilization.

Eco-friendly and durable bands are made up of 100% natural rubber. It is flexible enough to move in different directions, so you can use them to both strengthen and stretch your muscles. You can perform horizontal chest press, biceps curls and overhead triceps extensions safely on your own, anytime and anywhere.

Compact and Portable mini bands are easy to carry in your briefcase or luggage. You can use them in your home gym, at office and as you travel. These Multipurpose Mini Bands are available only at $9.99.