I’m Sharon from Buggy 4 Fitness. As our name might suggest, we’re not just a walk in the park!
Our mission is to help women feel strong, confident and happy in their body at all stages of motherhood.
The number one goal which is very common amongst our mums: “I want to lose my baby weight”. That’s where the idea for our challenges came from, combining nutrition and exercise.
Our current challenge (four weeks plus two bonus weeks) focuses on major transformation; not just in how your body looks, but in how you feel, think and move. We accomplish that without feeling deprived.
We work on creating new habits that will serve you (and hopefully your loved ones) for years to come!
Our Focus: GREAT NUTRITION! Giving your body what it needs (and wants) to feel HEALTHY and VIBRANT! You’ll be NOURISHING your body with DELICIOUS recipes that are simple to make and flooded with vitamins and minerals.
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT and CHILD FRIENDLY WORKOUTS.
Because when you give your body what it NEEDS, it thanks you by feeling GREAT.
Beyond results on the scales, here are some of the other benefits our challenges give you:
• More balanced blood sugar levels • Better sleep (fall asleep faster and have more restful sleep) • More balanced hormone levels • Better brain health • Improved memory and clearing of brain fog • More regulated digestion • Enhanced ability for your body to naturally ”detox” itself • Increased energy • Boosted fertility • Correcting/regaining good posture, balance and co-ordination • Improvements in your mood (less anxiety and depression) • And that’s just to name a few!
Remember, the choices you make are either moving you closer towards your goal, or taking you further away!
My Top 3 Tips To Getting back into Shape Postpartum
1.REMEMBER NOT TO PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON YOURSELF! In the early days following childbirth, there are a mixture of emotions from tiredness, excitement and joy, plus anxieties of your new role. Many of the changes that occurred during pregnancy take time to revert back to normal following childbirth, so remember not to put too much pressure on yourself and allow time to get used to your new role of caring for your newborn.
2. DON’T START TOO SOON – It’s not recommended that you return to exercise or sport before your 6 week post-natal check up following a vaginal delivery and 10-12 weeks after a caesarean section. However, regular walking can be taken in the early stages providing you feel up to it, and daily pelvic floor exercises will help re-tone pelvic floor to reduce the risk of stress incontinence.
3. MIND THE GAP – Many women want to focus on toning up their stomach following childbirth, but extra care needs to be taken before commencing abdominal exercises such as traditional crunches due to making sure the abdominal recti sheaths have ‘sewn’ back together by carrying out the Diastasis Recti Check. Ask your health care provider or a fitness instructor who specialises in pre/postnatal care!
If you have any questions regarding Diastasis Recti or anything else pre/post baby fitness, please email me at email@example.com