Becoming a mom is like being thrown into a sport that you’ve never trained for. There are so many movements that you’ll repeat over and over again, and over time, these movements can cause injury if they are executed improperly. Sometimes it’s not even a matter of improper execution, but just repeating the movement too much without counter movements.
Healthy Moms Blog
As a new mom, your body has changed in so many ways. You have just performed a miracle. Over the last year your body has created a new life! It’s important that you give your body time and resources to heal, including optimal nutrition, lots of rest, and slowly starting to add movement back into your daily routine over the first 6 weeks postpartum.
When I was on mat leave with my daughter, I prioritized my health and fitness. Some days the only thing that kept me sane was getting out to my stroller fit class and walking in the park with other mothers. I intuitively knew that having a destination and a scheduled program to join would help get me focused to get out the door.