An Essential Mental Shift to Getting Back to Exercise Postpartum
What happens when you layer weeks of inactivity on top of the issues we face during pregnancy and childbirth?
We begin to lose muscle tone and function within two weeks of inactivity. As new moms we sit for at least 2 weeks taking care of our babies and recovering (as we should!) and then remain inactive for more weeks, sometimes months.
When we are finally ready to get back to exercise, we expect our bodies to jump right back into where we were before pregnancy, and we completely ignore the fact that our bodies have been through a major transition. But we’ve just been through a major transition!
The key to making this transition a smooth one? Acknowledging that the mental shift in this period is KEY to getting your life back, slowly and with intent.