We can’t stop looking at how fit and healthy Blake Lively looks. The beautiful mother of two is a busy mom as she juggles taking care of her kids, maintains her career and makes it a point to keep up with a healthy routine.
It’s no denying how hard it is to get back into shape and making time for ourselves when we have so many other things going on after becoming a parent.
As we slowly inch our way to get back to the gym, there are other factors that we need to consider to kickstart our healthy routines.
Postnatal Fitness Tips From Don Saladino
Lucky for us, we can get a little sneak peek on how Lively maintains her overall health and fitness after giving birth, straight from her coach, Don Saladino.
Tip No. 1: Avoid all processed foods
Your diet plays a big role in your health, therefore it is important to fuel your body with healthy organic food that is rich in nutrients to boost your energy and curb unnecessary cravings during the day. If your option includes processed ingredients, just say no.
Tip No. 2: Aim to workout 6 days a week
A consistent and regular routine will give you results. Blake Lively incorporates 30 to 70 minutes of exercise, six days a week, which includes warm-up stretches and full-body exercises.
Saladino shares that a good routine involves working out your upper body on Mondays and Thursdays, your lower body on Tuesdays and Fridays, Wednesdays for your full body and Saturdays to focus on your shoulders and arms.
Tip No. 3: Enjoy a protein-packed breakfast
We all know the rule — never skip breakfast. Lively drinks a big glass of water as soon as she wakes up and enjoys a breakfast with eggs cooked in coconut oil, some fresh fruit and gluten-free oats topped with dried fruits.
Tip No. 4: Treat yourself every now and then
Allways remind yourself to take in enough calories, especially if you are active and have been working out regularly. When your body is hungry it stocks up energy and stores fat as reserves, which hampers your ability to maintain or lose weight.
It’s OK to cheat with pizza or your favorite snacks during the week but in small doses. Remember, everything in moderation.
Tip No. 5: Always listen to your body
Listen to your body and always take into consideration how you are feeling during the day. Avoid training or pushing yourself too hard, where you are left exhausted and fatigued.
On days where you have low energy, train light, and if you are really tired, 10 to 12 minutes of exercise is enough to keep your routine going. You are the most important person in your life and it is always recommended to take care of your needs first.
Espagnet, M., & Griffiths, L. K. (2018, February 13). Post-baby fitness tips from Blake Lively’s trainer. Retrieved from https://en.vogue.fr/beauty-tips/on-trend/story/post-baby-fitness-tips-from-blake-livelys-trainer/1142#1-1