This post is sponsored by FitTea. All the opinions expressed are my own, based on my own experience.

Are there any new moms reading right now, or moms with babies under 18 months? Today I
would like to give you my 5 tips to bounce back to your pre-baby fitness levels after baby. You can see all my Back To Fitness posts here. I know first hand how difficult it is to have the
energy or the time to even think about getting fit after deliveries. It’s a wonderful feeling to
spend time with your baby, get to know him/her while trying to recuperate.

You can’t really cut back from your increased food intake either, especially if you are breastfeeding. You need at least 1800-2000 calories during nursing; especially in the first couple of months. After each of my three deliveries I gave myself time when I didn’t even think about getting out of my pajamas.

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In the above picture you can see my then 4 month old daughter and me taking a breather at our park back in 2010. I remember being completely exhausted. Although she is my third, and youngest, with each baby my body went through pretty similar cycles. I remember the first quarters being the most tiring. I also remember how I started to feel enthusiastic for workouts, and better nutrition after about 4 months.

You are beyond the first months, feeling better, and ready to reclaim your body, and fitness levels?

TIPS TO HELP YOU GET YOUR BODY BACK AFTER BABY

1) GO TO A MOM – BABY YOGA CLASS 

Going to a yoga class where you can take your baby with you is a wonderful, and gentle way to ease into exercise. I’ve done this, and it became a time of week I most looked forward to. I met other new moms there, and felt like I bonded with my baby even more. I wholeheartedly recommend mom-baby yoga classes.

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This picture is from mid 2010 when I started to work out consistently after my youngest was born.

2) TAKE A WALK WITH YOUR STROLLER EVERY SINGLE DAY. 

After I had a bit of energy to get out, I did this every single day. Nothing gets you in shape quicker than pushing a stroller, and a baby up a hill. This gives such a good workout to your whole body, and it’s especially great for making your lower body, and stroller pushing arms stronger.

3 ) USE A BABY SAFE NATURAL SUPPLEMENT TO HELP WITH FAT BURNING. 

I told you about about Fit Tea here. The same company has a patented post-natal fat burner supplement that is all natural, and safe for baby. Of course, if you are nursing, as with any supplement you would take while breastfeeding, make sure to double check with your pediatrician the safety of the supplement before taking it.

Fit Tea Post-Natal Fat Burner safely increases your metabolism, helping you lose more calories. It also increases lactation which means your baby gets more food as well. The supplement contains NO caffeine or stimulants. I wish I knew about  a natural supplement like this when I had my babies. You can see the details here.

4) GET TO THE GYM

At one point in your after baby fitness routine, you want to go back to the gym. Lifting weights helps you burn fat faster while helping you reclaim your muscles. After the long months of pregnancy, delivery, and taking care of your baby, you need to get stronger. First I started lifting weights at home, and got back to the gym later to do even more.

5) USE A FITNESS TRACKER AND FITNESS APP TO MEASURE YOUR ACTIVITY LEVELS AND NUTRITION 

If you need motivation to see your progress, and stay on with your exercise routine, fitness trackers are amazing tools. When you keep track of your activities, and your meals, you can see the big picture clearer, and understand what you need to change, and what works. I used both tools, and benefited incredibly.

What are your tips for getting back into shape after your pregnancies? I would LOVE to hear your tips, and what worked for you.

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  • Maria do Carmo Sarmento

    I went on a diet and changed my eating habits after my first baby was born; now, he is 6 and his sister is 4 years old and I have kept my ideal weight! Super proud 😉

    • Theboxqueen

      Good for you Maria!! That effort, and dedication is really something to be proud of. <3 Thanks for sharing. Happy Wed. XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Great tips. You look amazing in the pics! My method was to stay as active as possible throughout the pregnancy- kept me feeling happy, healthy and motivated. 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Yes, keeping active during was a great way to feel good for me as well across all my pregnancies. It also made me feel like myself which always helps to stay. I remember taking walks, and doing light yoga. Thanks lovely, those pics are from five years ago, but looking at them I still feel the exhaustion haha. Happy Wed. XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel Gultekin

    I will use your tips for every day fitness. And I will share these tips with my friend who just had a newborn.

    • Theboxqueen

      I think these can be applicable for everyday for sure. Thanks for sharing lovely! XOXO, Elif