Christmas Tips for Parents

If this is your first (or maybe not first) festive month as a new mother, than probably this Christmas will be different from the previous in many ways. But there is no way you compromise on your Christmas Dress! You can treat yourself into buying a new one, you can look for ideas of turning your casual dresses into a more Festive outlook or you can try to get back into shape for your pre-pregnancy dresses.

So, this blog is for those who hope to get into your favourite one.

Do not be discouraged by amount of time left ‘till the party but plan spending 5-10 minutes per day to do few Supersets* from FitMama App (all these exercises are available in the FREE version of the app) that will tone up your waist and legs to support your super efforts on your way back to your dress. If you struggle to find time for it, look at our ways to exercise during your busy day.

Before you start please CHECK WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR DOCTOR before you start any fitness or yoga activities, especially if you just had a baby.

Start With Your Legs

These two exercises make a perfect Superset that tones up your calves, thighs and bottom. It takes only 5 minutes to do but you will feel your muscles work right the next day.

Perform 3 rounds of 15 – 20 repetitions of each exercise -‘Curvy Calves’ and ‘Rear-in-Gear’ in rotation with each other. Go for it!

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You can do this 5 minute Superset when you are in the kitchen, tiding up a room, hoovering  or even on a playground against a bench.

Your Middle

These exercises are better done on the floor while you’re playing with your baby, for instance.

‘Super Abs’ and ‘Waist’n’Back’ exercises make a perfect combination of workouts to trim your waist. After 15-20 repetitions of ‘Super Abs” do 15-20 repetitions of ‘Waist’n’Back’ exercise. Then come back again to ‘Super Abs’ and repeat this circle 3 times in total. Those 2 exercises make ‘Waist and Abs’ Superset for your waist line which is available in FREE version of FitMama App. Feel the results as quick as after a few days!

Postnatal Exercise for Mummy Tummy

Step 1. Lie on your back and clasp your hands behind your head. Draw your knees up towards your body so that your shins and thighs make a right angle; keep your ankles and knees together and your shins parallel to the ceiling.

Step 2. Breathe out and press your lower back into the floor, keeping your legs in the same position.

Tip! To make sure you’re doing this properly put a small, soft piece of clothing under your lower back, and imagine that you are crushing it.

Now let’s move to Waist’n’Back exercise and repeat it 15-20 times.

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Step 1. Lie face down and stretch your body.  Put a small rolled towel under your ribs to decrease the pressure on your breasts, especially if you’re breastfeeding. Put your arms by your sides.

Step 2. Breathe out and raise your arms as if they’re wings, with your palms facing upwards.  Squeeze your shoulder blades together, keep your arms tucked in and lift up your upper body.

Breathe out and return to the starting position. Repeat this movement 15-20 times. Check the safety tips for your neck and shoulders in the Right and Wrong Section of FitMama app.

More For Your Middle

Postpartum Exercise to trim your waist line

Here we go. Impressive results in only few weeks are guaranteed with this Superset ‘Waspy Waist’ which is available in the FREE version of Fitmama App.

Step 1. Stand straight, stretch a kitchen towel between your hands and lift your straight arms above your head, feet are shoulder width apart.

Step 2. Breathe in and slowly lean to the left, stretching your upper body and keeping your head right in the middle of your outstretched arms.  Your hip can rest against the kitchen panel. Stop when you feel the maximum stretch. Breathe out slowly and bring your body and arms back to the starting position.

Bend to your right 15 times. Then switch the sides to bend to your left 15 times.

This exercise has many tricks and tips. Make sure you exercise correctly with a maximum effect in Right & Wrong section of ‘Waspy Waist’ Superset in our app.

Your Arms

This Superset of the next 2 exercises for your upper body can be squeezed in those 2-3 minutes of waiting for the toast to ready. Perform 15-20 repetitions of the ‘Bust Lifter’ which lifts your chest and rotate it with 15-20 repetitions of the ‘Bingo Buster’ which helps you to get rid of bingo wings. In total do 3 rounds of this circle.

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This sequence of 4 Supersets covers your key body areas that need to be toned up quickly if you are determined to get back into your favourite dress for Christmas partying!

Go for it!

* Superset is two exercises done back-to-back with no rest in-between, so they speed up your heart rate and your metabolism.