My 5 in 5- As a New Mum
Blog 2 – 19th October 2020
After having my baby, Caspian, the last thing on my mind was being active…… after all you have just done something pretty amazing so you can give yourself a break, right? However, after a brief chat with my health visitor, I realised that after 6 weeks of cuddles, feeding, nappies and sleepless nights, I needed to think about being a bit more active. As a new mum I needed to start thinking about looking after myself as well as my new baby. She explained to me that I needed build up gradually with an eventual aim of trying to do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a week as well as strength and balance exercises twice a week.
This all felt quite daunting and I didn’t really know where to start. I was struggling to find time and motivation to exercise, but then I was introduced to the We Are Undefeatable 5 in 5. This workout is so simple as you can choose a set of 5 exercises that most appeal and then just focus on doing five in five minutes.
It’s a goal that is totally achievable for a new mum and can be done privately at home.. and even if you have your hands full with a baby you can still make it work… so there is literally no excuse. Some days I might only repeat the exercises a couple of times but my target is to complete the 5 in 5 four times a day, so in total, I know that I have done 20 minutes of exercise each day which is great and a step in the right direction!
Gemma and Baby Caspian x
For more information on being active after having a baby, take a look at the Chief Medical Officers Infographic On Physical Activity for Women after having a baby.
For more information and a copy of the 5 in 5 leaflet from We Are Undefeatable click here