Ok so if you’ve missed part 1 and part 2 of this series then…where have you been?! I’m focusing on working-out when it seems impossible (well it did for me anyway!), after giving birth! I’ve teamed-up with personal trainer Vicki Mellard, who has a wonderful ethos about feeling good about ourselves and has trained in pre and postnatal fitness…

I explained to Vicki that there’s a lot of pressure on new mums to look good and “bounce-back” to their pre-pregnancy body immediately. There’s also absolutely zero time to do anything about it when you’re a new mum as chances are you’re entirely absorbed in this new life you’ve created and working-out exactly what it means to be a parent!

I told Vicki that although I was aware that, after 19 months, I still wasn’t at my goal weight, that my focus was much more on feeling good and getting fit so I had plenty of energy to be a mum to a non-stop-toddler.

And finally, I explained to Vicki that between being a mum, working and managing a house renovation, I simply didn’t have a spare moment in my diary (or penny to spend) to get out to the gym. And guess what? Vicki explained to me that I could make a start and some good progress at home, with nothing but a bit of floor space, a chair and an exercise band. I’m in!

Postnatal Workout

Here’s what’s going on in the video…

Workout

Circuit 1:
Do all 3 exercises on one arm before moving on to the other arm.
Lat raises x 15
Front raises x 15
Shoulder Press x 15
Rest 45 secs and Repeat 3-5 times
Circuit 2:
Narrow Row x 15
Wide Row x 15
Rear Delt Flies x 15
Rest 45 secs and Repeat 3-5 times
Circuit 3:
Do all 3 exercises on one arm before moving onto the other
Tricep Kickbacks x 20
Tricep Extension x 20
Bicep Curls x 20
Rest 30 secs and Repeat once

Phew!

How do you feel? Worked-up a sweat? Well you’re not alone! The good thing about these workouts from Vicki, is that you can go at your pace and to your own fitness levels, pushing it that little bit harder each time.

I’ll be sharing a hilarious video of me attempting these workouts very soon – at least you can give your tummy muscles a good workout, when you chuckle away at the sight of that! 🙂