It seems like moms are always being told that they need to get in shape. There is a lot of pressure to get your old body back after having a baby and then maintaining a perfect figure to set a good example for your kids. And that is not nearly as easy it looks! Eating healthy and making time for the gym are much easier said than done when your kids are sick, hungry, and tired! This is where Pilates comes in. You can get a great workout that won’t exhaust you and help you look and feel your best. Here is why every busy mom needs Pilates.
After your Pilates session, no matter what your current size or level of fitness it’s going to boost your confidence. You’re guaranteed to leave each session with more energy. Have a weekly plan for yourself and commit to it. Committing and maintaining goals will boost your confidence. Example: I’m going to Pilates 3 times this week. Working out releases happy chemicals into your brain. Dopamine, a chemical that plays a role in happiness.
Life as a mom is very stressful! Between keeping up with doctor’s appointments, sports practices, and keeping your little humans fed, bathed, and dressed, you don’t have much time for yourself. You are always on the go and feeling stressed out. Pilates is a perfect time to focus on yourself. Understand, taking care of yourself isn’t optional; it’s a necessary. Exercise is a great way to de-stress and Pilates is even better for this. The more you exercise, the better your body will become at dealing with physical stress.
Why Pilates Works So Well
Pilates embraces and emphasizes each component by looking at the whole body, no muscle is left behind. Pilates addresses posture, breathing, and working the entire body. Pilates requires intentional and informed movements. Pilates gives you the ability to work your body from the inside out. Pilates is a great way to stretch and strengthen your muscles without worrying about injury. You can rest assured that you will get an excellent workout that will not leave you hurting later. As a bonus, if you have any nagging aches and pains, then Pilates can help you get rid of those as well!
Strengthens Your Core
Having a baby wreaks havoc on your core. The muscles in your midsection went through a lot during the nine months that you carried your baby. While it was totally worth it, it means you need to work to re-strengthen your core. Pilates is a great way to exercise your core without having to do endless crunches. And your core is more than just your abs, it includes your lower back and hips. Every Pilates session works those muscles, so you’ll notice a tighter and leaner midsection in no time.
You may be surprised at how many calories you burn during a Pilates session. Since it’s gentle on your body and many exercises are performed laying or kneeling, you may think it isn’t a difficult workout. However, you can burn a lot of calories while performing these moves! You’ll probably break a sweat and feel your muscles shaking as you execute each movement. This is great for weight loss and helping you feel confident and strong.
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