Podcast Episode #159

Postpartum fitness plan [with mama Bec]

postpartum fitness plan

Insights from Bec’s Postpartum Fitness Journey

Becoming a mother is a transformative experience that, for some, involves love and joy, along with a series of physical and emotional changes. Amidst the highs, many new mothers find themselves grappling with the desire to regain their pre-pregnancy fitness and strength. In this amazing podcast interview we sit down with Bec, a new mother, as she shares her journey from pregnancy to postpartum recovery. Join us as we explore the ups and downs of her path and uncover key insights for creating a personalised postpartum fitness plan that resonates with your unique circumstances.

1. Bec’s Fitness Journey: From a Regular Exercise Program to Pregnancy

Before embarking on the remarkable journey of motherhood, Bec was no stranger to visiting the gym, and the world of fitness. Fuelled by the empowering feeling of strength, she established a fitness routine that not only helped her maintain her strength, but also helped her mentally with a sense of accomplishment. However, the landscape shifted as pregnancy brought new challenges to the forefront. The fatigue, coupled with life’s unpredictability, led to a temporary decline in her motivation and fitness routine.

2. Navigating Pregnancy Pains and the Birth

Bec’s pregnancy journey wasn’t without its trials. She bravely shares her experience of pelvic and sciatic pain, a common occurrence during pregnancy that often goes unspoken. Her candid account of giving birth naturally, with perineal tearing and stitches, demonstrates strength and resilience as she brought new life into the world.

3. Postpartum Reflections: A Quest for Healing and Strength

Postpartum recovery is a phase that comes with its own set of challenges. Bec openly discusses her postpartum journey, discussing feelings of weakness in her pelvic floor and core muscles. The discomfort and lack of strength she experiences while moving are sentiments that resonate deeply with many new mothers. Despite the obstacles, Bec’s determination shines through as she seeks to reclaim her vitality.

4. The Crucial Role of Postpartum Recovery and Perineal Massage

The conversation turns to the significance of proper postpartum recovery. The importance of resting, healing, and embracing postpartum takes center stage. The concept of horizontal rest, often overlooked in today’s fast-paced world, is highlighted as a cornerstone of the recovery process. Bec is introduced to FitNest Mama’s valuable resources, providing a glimmer of hope and guidance on her road to rejuvenation.

5. Beck’s Journey: A Reflection of Common Struggles

Bec’s journey mirrors the challenges faced by many new mothers in the quest to reclaim their fitness. The conversation delves into the emotional toll that breastfeeding and societal expectations can exact. Her candidness serves as a poignant reminder that the journey to regaining strength is not linear, and that self-compassion is a vital aspect of the process.

6. Designing Your Postpartum Fitness Plan: Strategies for Success

Bec and Physio Kath dive into practical strategies for incorporating fitness into the busy schedule of a new mother. Bec’s aspiration to engage in strength exercises during her baby’s tummy time showcases the resourcefulness and adaptability that are essential on this journey. Overcoming guilt and embracing achievable goals are emphasised as crucial steps toward success.

7. Prioritizing Well-being: Navigating Baby’s Nap Times

Adapting to the rhythm of motherhood requires careful consideration. The conversation unfolds with insights into how to leverage baby’s nap times as windows of opportunity for exercise. Becks supportive husband emerges as a pillar of strength, underlining the importance of involving partners in this shared journey.

8. Embracing the New Phase: Kindness to Yourself

As the conversation draws to a close, the overarching message is one of self-kindness and progress. Bec’s story underscores the significance of accepting the journey as it unfolds, celebrating small victories, and acknowledging the strength within. The path to postpartum fitness is not without its challenges, but it’s a journey that can be navigated with patience, support, and a gentle approach toward oneself.

Your Postpartum Fitness Plan – A Journey of Empowerment

Bec’s postpartum fitness journey embodies the spirit of resilience that defines motherhood. Her story is one of hope for those seeking to regain their strength after childbirth. From the initial struggles to the eventual triumphs, Bec’s journey offers valuable insights for crafting a personalised postpartum fitness plan that resonates with your own unique circumstances. Remember, this is a chapter of renewal, strength, and empowerment – a journey that you’re never alone on.


** This podcast has general information only. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health or medical condition. 

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