Struggling to work out as a new mom? Find out the number one reason why you and so many other new moms don’t make fintess a priority.





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There’s never enough time in a day.

Now that you’re a new mom, there’s no way you can squeeze in all the necessary things in life that need to get done. For instance, going to the bathroom.

It seems as if you are going to the bathroom far less often now that you are mom.

Well, I guess after all those extra potty breaks you had in the middle of the night during pregnancy, you bladder decided to go on vacation, staying as far away from the potty as possible. Is that what’s going on?

mom guilt

And showers.

First of all, leaving your baby to take a shower just sounds scary as a new mom.

What if something happens to your baby during the 5 minutes you race through the shower?

One thing’s for sure, it’s hard enough to leave your baby to go to the bathroom, but taking a shower just doesn’t seem feasible these days.

Is there ever a perfect moment in your day to step away and take time for yourself?

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Your baby needs you, and she needs you often. It might seem like she needs you practically every second of every day. But the reality is, she actually doesn’t.

give baby space

She can go a minute without you holding her. She can go 5 minutes without you watching over her, and she can actually go an hour without you being in the room (if she’s a good sleeper that is).

There are the perfect moments in a new mom’s day when you can break loose from baby and do the things that you want to do… like working out.

#1 Reason Why Moms Don’t Work out is…Time

The #1 reason why you’re not working out as a new mom is time. Time is limited, and it really does feel like there is not enough time in a day to get stuff done. Most women claim that they don’t work on their fitness goals because of time constraints. It’s true, and there’s no doubting it. 

But if time is such a big issue, what is everyone doing about it? Are you just giving up and accepting the fact that time is limited now that you are a new mom where each day is a busy routine? Or are you going to do something about it?

The best way to find time is to make time. Take a deep look into your schedule and see where all the time is going. Analyze it and study it. You have to write it down.

make a daily log

 Make a log and see what you are doing each hour of the day.

When I had my first baby, within a couple weeks I wrote out my new schedule as a new mom.

It just put my mind at ease that I knew what my day was going to hold, and I wasn’t going to waste it on nonsense.

With my second baby, I was a little more lax. I wasn’t focused, and I just went with the flow. But eventually, several weeks later, I realized I lost a lot of ground.

I actually felt lost, and I didn’t feel like I had a purpose with my parenting. Yeah, she was only a few weeks old, but I just needed to feel like I was going somewhere (even though I didn’t actually leave my house).

implement a schedule

Within a few weeks I implemented a schedule, and things started to come back into place. My baby was sleeping better, I was sleeping better and my time started to open up where I could focus on my baby more with intentional play. In addition, I was able to focus on me more with self-care. 

Knowing I had a block of time available every day allowed me to feel better about myself, my health and my purpose in life. It allowed me to have a vision on what I want to achieve as a new mom in my new mom life.


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Get A Jumpstart on your postpartum fitness goals

Do you feel like you need some redirection towards a purpose?

Do you have that strong desire to work on yourself, whether that’s with fitness, self-care or something else?

I know as a new mom, life can feel differently.

Time just ticks away without you realizing what just happened.

Each day can blend together, and before you know it your baby is all grown up and you still look like pregnant.

If you need a jump start on your fitness goals in small incremental steps, I have an easy to follow 10 day postpartum workout challenge that only takes 10 minutes a day.

If your baby naps for at least 10 minutes a day, make this workout a priority during those 10 minutes, and soon you’ll be one step closer towards a new you. Sign up here to join the 10-Day Total Body Challenge.

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.

*It is important to always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program and get medical clearance. Always warm up thoroughly and stretch after all workouts. and Jena Bradley will be not be responsible or liable for any injury sustained while exercising at home, gym or elsewhere. Perform exercises at your own risk.

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