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The Excuse Maker – Is This Your New Mum Weight Loss Issue?

Section: New mum fitness

If you find yourself always prioritising something else, make your goals more realistic

After you’ve had a baby, it can seem impossible to find time for yourself, so set yourself small goals.

‘Instead of thinking, “I must exercise three times a week” then beating yourself up when it doesn’t happen, set yourself doable challenges,’ says personal trainer Matt Roberts 

For example, say you’re going to walk to the shop instead of driving. It’s easier to say you don’t have time to exercise and lose weight than it is to try and fail. But make a few changes and you will see a difference.

Click here to see five fantastic fitness trends for mums

What you can do

You’ll really benefit from “fitness snacking”.

‘This is where you forget about lengthy workouts and do small bits of fitness when you can,’ says Matt. Studies show that this way of working out is just as effective at boosting your metabolism, increasing your fitness levels and burning fat.

Can’t leave the house? Fit in a work out at home with these buys.

Your secret for success

If you have an iPhone, get the Sworkit Pro app, free from iTunes. You can select how much time you have and what you want to do (i.e. work your abs, stretch) and get a personalised workout that’s different each time.

Check out our other ideas for getting your fitness routine back on track.

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