Figuring out how to regain your pre-pregnancy body is a common anxiety. It should come to no surprise that you can’t lose your baby weight after a C-section because healing takes some time. But fret not! Pregnancy weight loss after a c-section is within reach with the right mindset.
I started exercise only after 5 months of childbirth as I was very mindful of how my body felt. C-section deliveries require more time to heal. I began with short walks, slow and steady once a week for about a month, followed by low-impact exercises such as Yoga and Pilates.
As I gradually rebuilt my strength over time, I increased the intensity of my workouts. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts are excellent for burning calories to lose extra belly fat after a c-section delivery, and HIIT workouts don’t take much time (20 – 45 minutes).
I managed to tone up my body, especially my hips and arms, but the belly fat was stubborn. Even though I breastfed my baby for 7 months after a c-section (breastfeeding burn about 500 extra calories a day), but it didn’t help my uterus get back to its pre-pregnancy size. I want my flat belly back!
I am a foodie; I enjoy eating very much. I am not willing to reduce calories just to lose the pound. Therefore, I choose to move my body. The Movement Control Order was a turning point. It allowed me to have extra time to stay home and tone my belly and strengthen my abs with training exercises at least 4 times weekly. Look at my result in just 48 days! My belly looks firmer and tighter by toning the muscles underneath. With the advice from Wei Jian (@nelobeefalo) regarding progressive overload in my workout programme, I was able to achieve such results in the time frame! Feel free to DM him for personal training or online coaching 😉
I did training 4 to 5 days a week with 30 minutes of cardio every day. Here are the workouts I did during the Movement Order Control; all you need is a yoga mat and sports shoes.
- Quick Burn Arms! Incredible Arm Toning Workout – no equipment, no pushups! by blogilates
- 7 Minute Quick and Effective Workout _ Danielle Peazer_Lu1qJrjxzME_1080p by ICON UK
- Work Out: Dance to Burn Fat | Danielle Peazer by ICON UK
- 15 MIN FULL BODY HIIT WORKOUT – burn lots of calories – No Equipment by Pamela Reif
- 10 MIN FULL BODY WORKOUT // No Equipment by Pamela Reif
- 6 Minute Standing Ab Workout_ Great Abs Off The Floor by Bowflex
- INNER & OUTER THIGH At Home Workout (No Equipment) by MadFit
I sincerely hope that this entry showed you ways to make you more confident in your post-partum body. Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and opinion in the comments section.
Thank you for reading! Take care, mommies!