Not content with looking after our babies, the baby specialists, Kiddicare have decided us mums need a bit of help too so…..
New Mum Fitness has been born.
As a new mum myself, even now, nearly five months after the caesarean, I am frightened about exercise. However, by the same token, I don’t want to be wobbling to the car picking them up from school discos in ten years time.
So I have taken the first steps and started watching what I eat and I have started thinking, that’s right thinking about exercise.
I am the woman who would buy the latest exercise DVD and sit on the sofa with a bag of crisps, just watching it. Purely so that I wouldn’t fling myself into a the ironing board or slip on the remote control whilst doing it for the first time.
I have been slim but after having Boo, I thought it pointless loosing loads of weight because I wanted another baby. I know. In those four years, my weight and exercising has gone up and down at a tremendous rate and, to be honest, since having Baby G, I’ve been busy looking after him and his big sister.
However, thankfully, according to New Mum Fittness, you can’t just start exercising after pregnancy, you really do have to think about it. Yay.
One of the most important things to think about, after sports bras (do they do bras for stomachs?) is shoes.
I know from experience that running in the wrong footwear can be really detrimental to your whole body-think how your calves feel the first time you wear flip flops after the winter. Running in the wrong trainers is like that. Only worse.
Never fear though, Kiddicare has teamed up with SportsShoes who can help you to run safely.
Apparently, the key to good running is pronation. How your foot falls on the floor when you walk. You can watch this really helpful video which not only tells you all about pronation but shows you how to find out what your pronunciation is.
As you can see from the video, the lovely lady checks her pronation in a normal manner.
I’d set the paddling pool up for Boo but she didn’t seem impressed. Never wanting to waste anything, I decided to make use of it myself.
Anyway, it seemed to work the same and I found out, I officially need support when running. Not in the someone to lean on kind of way although…..
No I mean my feet. I fall into the ‘normal’ foot category. Who knew.
So I need light support when running and, thankfully, SportsShoes have a range of shoes for this predicament.
So, the only thing now is for me to begin. Running.
My overall goal is to get to the weight I was when I met Hubster but, for now, I will be happy with getting to the weight I was when I got pregnant with Boo.
I am under no illusions, my bikini days are over but I want to be able to run around after my children in years to come.
Why not follow my journey to see how I get on? I will be documenting it just for you.
Wish me luck.
This is a collaborative post with Kiddicare and SportsShoes but all opinions and wobbly bits are my own.