General fitness is vastly different than postpartum fitness.*
Everything flows from our intention and focus – every movement and exercise we do should align with our ultimate goal for that season. That’s why I don’t recommend women to transition into group fitness or general fitness classes before the 3 month mark.
The focus in the initial postpartum period isn’t maintenance, weight loss or gaining a personal record – it’s rehabbing and rebuilding post birth (and the nine months of pregnancy before that.)
You aren’t going harder and faster and if you are – it isn’t better. Slow is fast in this season, you’re setting up for long-term health + sustainable fitness. Intention over everything.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
High impact + high intensity is just not the name of the game for the first 3 months. Again – what’s your intention? Focus on stability + strength before power moves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Aesthetics + muscle toning should only be a focus *after* you’ve rebuilt and strengthened the foundation and the internal system of your core + pelvic floor. If you are aiming for 6 pack abs before you’ve connected to your breath + core it isn’t going to add up very well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This season isn’t forever – even in these few weeks (especially in these few weeks) there’s progression + intention in overloading your system to gain strength so you can transition back into fitness well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Play it smart; trust the process; yield to your season.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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