How are you feeling about your body after that baby, mama? Let’s talk about bouncing back after pregnancy.
It can be SO HARD to appreciate and feel good about your postpartum body, especially if you struggled with body image issues before getting pregnant. But I’m here to tell you that your body is simply amazing, and it IS possible for you to see it that way. We just need to rethink what we talk about when we talk about bouncing back after pregnancy.
When I was creating FIT Post-Pregnancy, I wasn’t where I wanted to be in terms of my fitness, but I had more love and appreciation for my body than ever before. I knew the physical progress would come, but I didn’t want to rush it.
I created my postnatal program because I wanted women to have a safe space to regain their strength and return to fitness after giving birth. A big part of that is about enjoying exercise for how it makes you feel – not just how you look.
I recently shared a reel on my emilyskyefit Instagram account that showed my “Bikini Body” in different forms over the past couple of years. I always want others to feel confident in their bodies too, no matter what shape or size it is. As I said in my post, there’s nothing wrong about being confident in your skin! There’s everything right about it! I’m grateful for what my body has had to go through during pregnancy and postpartum and I work hard to look that way I do now, I feel strong, fit and healthy! And everyone, no matter what size or shape and no matter how much cellulite, wrinkles or stretch marks you’ve got – wear the bikini if you want to! Everyone has a bikini-worthy body!
Health and fitness is a huge part of my life and always will be. Training makes me feel alive, energetic and strong – for myself, and for my family.
It’s time to reject the pressure to ‘bounce back’ and instead embrace your body for the incredible things it has done and is still capable of!
With that being said, my dedicated postnatal program was designed in collaboration with women’s health physiotherapist Phoebe Armfield to help women to recover, progress and rebuild after giving birth.
It’s the same style of training that helped me return to fitness after my babies, and I’m so excited to share this taste of the full program with you, so let’s get started!
Grab a workout mat and a towel, then hit play to try post-pregnancy stage 1: recovery of the program!
Stage 1 – Recovery
This is intended for women who are at least 6-10 weeks postpartum, have received clearance from their doctor to recommence exercise and are ready to start regaining their strength and fitness.
Stage 2 – Progress
This section is intended for women who are ready to do a bit more and slowly up the intensity by using light weights for full-body low-impact strength workouts.
Stage 3 – Rebuild
Rebuild is intended for women who are ready to lift the tempo with low-impact HIIT-style cardio and a more diverse range of strength movements.
Love these workouts? They are just one tiny part of the full FIT Post-Pregnancy program available on the Emily Skye FIT app. Visit emilyskyefit.com for more information and to start your 7-day free trial of the programs.
An important note: Always consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program, as there are some situations where exercise may not be advised. This information should be used as a guide only and should not replace the advice of your medical practitioner. You can read the full statement on safety here.
I hope you enjoy this meditation from my app that will help you take the focus off what it doesn’t look like or can’t do, and send it some love for all the amazing things it is capable of.
Meditation: Your Body is Your Friend
Emily Skye is a mother of two, strength training expert and the face of FIT, the digital fitness app that helps women worldwide build strength and confidence, stay active through pregnancy and rebuild post-pregnancy. Emily holds a Certificate IV in Fitness and Master Trainer qualification from the Australian Institute of Fitness.