Esercises and pregnancy in lockdown

During the pregnancy, it is really important to keep moving. In this period where the lockdown is limiting activities and the possibility to do sport una gym or in one swimming pool. An alternative , it could be to plan a fix time for a walk close to your flat. I am lucky, I am living close to the river and a forest and in the middle time close to the city center. I have the possibility to walk a lot. Unfortunately sometimes I cannot find the time to schedule a little walk. With homeschooling and nursery close and a normal working day, it is difficult for me during the week find a spot of time for a walk.

A way it could be to stop to work for lunch time and go for a walk for 40 minutes. It is not so much but it is better than nothing. During a walk a really like to listen posdcast. My favourite postcast is one of the Montessori . It give useful tips in order to be a better parent and growing a self confidence child.

Acroyoga for Family

  • I like to try new things with my family. I think it is important to stimulate children with new inputs. It is important to give to your child the opportunity to experiment different activities and put him/her in contact with new people and in a new environment. Last week I tried a course with my family. It was a workshop: Acroyoga for family. 4 Hours of workshop where in a funny way, your children are starting the contact with acroyoga. The environment was really nice, the teachers where great! It was stimulating and funny. I am looking forward for the next event.

Pole: after birth how to gain again right shape and self-confident

I love the pole. It is the right sport for me, I like it because I can relax , I have this impression that I am not a working mum and that I don’t spend all the time with children or at work. But it remembers me that I am a woman.

I like to develop my strength day by day , increase my elasticity and build-up friendship with people that share the same interest.

After my second baby, I didn’t fit anymore in my nice clothes, so I decided to try to practice the pole for 31 days and see if I have some results.

How to get in shape before summer

A pregnancy leads  always extra pounds.

Here are some practical tips to lose weight and rebuild muscle tone.

  1. Download an application that counts calories and marks the percentage of food that you have eaten. I use FatSecret. It is very useful because you got an overview of the foods that eat in your daily diet. For example in my case I realized I was eating too many carbohydrates and few fruits and vegetables.
  2. Go running together with your child. Take advantage of the nice days and run with the stroller with your child. I love run in front of my house along the river. Antonio is very happy, he likes watching the trees, watching the ducks that swim along the river. Run for five minutes more than in your limit. Bring with you: water for you and for your child, cookies, a jacket for you just in case your child wants to go out from his stellar. you will not take the risk of catching cold.
  3. Search a sport close to your home. Here in Nuremberg for example there is an association of Sport Post Sv. It is possible to subscribe the whole family. There are many points in Nuremberg where you can pratics sport. One course is 45 minutes and I find it very practical for mothers because it is easy to find 45 minutes in one week. Moreover in this association there is the possibility to apply for one place for your children during the  slot of time where you are doing sport. (The child must be at least 18 months).
  4. Weigh and measure yourself. Make a realistic estimate of how much weight do you want to lose. Repeats the same operation one month later.

Lose weight: Changing your mindset

I listened a interesting TED Talks about how change your mindset has an effect on your body.

You have to start to consider all the activietise that you perform with your children and after considering them you will lose weight for free.

We did a lots of “exercise” with our children:  we carry them, we play with them, we clean the house, we put all the toys in the right places.

All the activities have one impact in our  metabolism. If we start to consider them and  we will enjoy more play with our children ( burning free calories :)).