Enjoy my guest blog on Getting Your Body Back After Baby, at Ageless Pilates this week, no matter how many years it has been since you gave birth.
Here’s a snippet:
Before the birth of my first child, I made an announcement. “I have no expectations whatsoever about my post-baby body. I will take care of myself, nourish my newborn, exercise, and eat well – and whatever I emerge looking like or weighing down the pike, I’ll accept joyfully.”
Ginger during her pregnancy
Two babies in 20 months time did not leave me much time to get in shape. I started doing modified Pilates immediately after my first child’s birth. Pilates can help shape you up faster (yes, really) and more efficiently than other exercise methods. Best yet, I never spent more than 30 minutes a day exercising, and that also included yogic meditation and breathing.
I believe that the health care system today should be helping women regain the health of their body and mind after pregnancy. To this end, for more than 15 years, I’ve taught Pilates and Yoga that is medically grounded in biomechanics (proper joint alignment) and that uses physical therapy research on the spine. This system is very effective at reshaping your body after childbirth.