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Hey Mamas! Today I’m writing about a recent course I’ve gone through called The Postpartum Cure. You guys know I’m alllll about staying healthy DURING and AFTER pregnancy, so when I found this course I OF COURSE had to promote it!
A POSTPARTUM WORKOUT!
Let’s get a few things out of the way…
Having a baby changes your body.
There’s no sugar-coating here. Ask some of the most fit-mamas out there, they will ALL agree with me. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but DAMN does it do something crazy to your body.
Some mamas find they are able to bounce back to their pre-pregnancy weight pretty quickly, others it takes a little while.
For me, I’m still not where I was BEFORE I got pregnant….but I’m close. My biggest complaint is that things just aren’t in the places they once were. 🤣
My pants aren’t too small, they just don’t fit right. If you are a mom, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ‘BOUT.
One very common thing I see with women trying to lose the baby weight is that they are just doing general programs. Or general exercises. Crunches here, cardio there. And, it’s not really effective.
News flash…they aren’t taking into the account that they’ve just had a FREAKING baby. Are you aware what happens when you have a baby? TRAUMA.
This trauma needs HEALING.
Here’s where the click-bait part of the post title comes into play 🙂
Ladies! If you want to lose POSTPARTUM weight, do a POSTPARTUM workout!
It’s really that easy. I mean, think about it. Wouldn’t you rather do a work-out that is tailored specifically for postpartum moms versus run on the treadmill next to some sweaty guy at the gym?
I’M NOT GOING TO PREACH TO THE CHOIR HERE
First of all, I’m a labor and delivery nurse…not a fitness guru. I also have a flat booty, mom arms, and cellulite in places I don’t want to talk about. I totally look like your average mom. But guess who doesn’t look like your average mom? Your instructor!
Katie is a super fit mom of three. She struggled with postpartum healing after her first delivery, and ended up getting Diastasis Recti. She worked with a physical therapist to repair her scar tissue, and also to rebuild her pelvic floor. She’s got a lotta knowledge in postpartum recovery, which makes her a perfect guide!
K, WHAT’S IN THE PROGRAM?
A LOT. I’ve personally read and watched through this entire program, and it is CHOCKED full of awesome sauce.
First, Katie takes you through an introduction to the course. She values her readers, and wants you to know that what you are getting is WORTH it!
Second, FOOD! I think we all know by now nutrition is the KEY to a healthy/fit body. Some argue it’s even more important than working out. One important factor to take in while you work out in the postpartum period is…your milk supply! It can be difficult to maintain an adequate milk supply for many who choose to regain exercise after giving birth. If you over-do it, or don’t eat right, your milk supply can go bye-bye. (PS: If you are looking for some help with breastfeeding, check out this online breastfeeding course!)
Luckily, Kaite is well aware of this and it’s actually her NUMBER ONE priority in creating this course. Keep the liquid gold flowin’!
Some of her lessons include…
- 20 Most Healing Postpartum Recovery Foods
- Sample Meal Plan After Birth + Recipes
- Complete Guide to Milk Supply Boosters + Supplements
- Using Protein for Postpartum Weight Loss
- And my personal fave…How to Calculate Calories While Breastfeeding
THIRD and final, working out!! This part is the best!
So, first Katie HEALS your body in the first 6-8 weeks. Nothing strenuous, nothing active. Until you get cleared by your doctor (usually 6 weeks for a vaginal delivery, 8 week for a cesarean), most docs say little to no exercise other than carrying your babe.
So, this is ALL she wants you to do in these first few weeks…eat healthy and heal your body. She goes over finding your pelvic floor, correctly carrying baby to PROTECT your core, and POSTURE!
Once you’ve hit that 6-8 week mark, it’s time to start the workouts! There are NINE! The best part about all the workouts, too, is she has cute little GIFs of herself demonstrating the exercise, so you always stay on track.
I personally did WORKOUT NINE: ALL BOOTY!
(I need all the help I can get in the booty department)
It was HARD. My booty was sore the next day!
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS COURSE?
The price tag! Right now, you can get this WHOLE program for $37!
Another AWESOME thing: There’s a personalized Facebook group you can join for support! Every mama who buys this course has access to a private support group led by Katie where you can ask questions, and connect with other moms!
I, personally, am always a fan of workout programs that have the ease into it vibe. And, this is totally what this program is based upon. Healing first, repair and strengthening second!
You can snag your copy of The Postpartum Cure HERE! (Tell Katie I sent you!)