Daily Postpartum Workout

Being a mom especially for the first time can be challenging in many ways. The advancement of social media and the art of body shaming has become rampant. Nevertheless, women have been seen posting snap back pictures looking perfect in as little as one or two weeks postpartum. For the average woman the sight of this can create a devastating blow to one’s self esteem. As a result, these images should not be taken at face value since they are definitely not realistic.

As women we put added pressure on ourselves to achieve the “perfect body”. I am not going to sit here and tell you weight loss is easy; in fact, it is way harder than one can imagine. It comes with high levels of discipline, dedication, consistency and will power. Essentially, you have to be ready to make that lifestyle change.

Here is the workout routine that helped me get back into shape. It is the same routine I use to this very day and takes about 20- 40 mins. The best part is, it can be done in the comfort of your home. This workout routine does not require a gym or expensive workout equipment. These are all full body workouts and utilizes, a few dumbbells and jump rope  which can be added for extra cardio and arm strength.

Monday
100 Jumping Jacks
50 Crunches
15 Squats
1 Min Jump Rope
20 Lunges (per leg)
50 Russian Twists
5 Push Ups
60 sec Plank Jumps
10 Lunge Split Jumps
5 Burpees
20 Lateral Raise

Tuesday
50 Jumping Jacks
50 Vertical Leg Crunches
20 Sit Ups
2 Min Jump Rope
20 Squats
10 Side Lunges (per leg)
15 Leg Lifts (per leg)
50 Bicycles
40 Russian Twists
20 Crunches
10 Overhead Extension

Wednesday
80 Jumping Jacks
20 Tricep Dips
10 Sit Ups
30 Bird Dogs
60 Sec Plank
30 Squats
40 Crunches
10 Lunge Split
10 Oblique Crunch
5 Burpees
20 Biceps Curls

Thursday
90 Jumping Jacks
25 Vertical Leg Crunches
20 Squats
20 Wall Push Ups
50 Russian Twists
20 Crunches
5 Jump Squats
40 High Knees
60 Sec Plank
10 Arm Push Press
20 Bicycles

Friday
1 Min Jump Rope
40 Crunches
10 Sit Ups
10 Tricep Dips
20 Side Lunges (per leg)
15 Incline Push Ups
30 Butt Kicks
10 Jump Squats
5 Burpees
20 Bird Dogs
20 Shoulder press

Saturday
50 Jumping Jacks
20 Squats
100 Russian Twists
5 Kneeling Push
15 Jack Knife Sit
10 Lunges (per leg)
2 Min Jump Rope
20 Bird Dogs
20 Sit Ups
20 Leg Lifts (per leg)
10 Triceps Kickback