Earlier this month on Instagram TV’s Gemma Atkinson, confirmed she’ll be returning to exercise following the birth of her baby but will be having a Mummy MOT® first.
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I’ve had messages asking when I’ll be training again, if I’ll be doing fitness shoots again and what I’m doing to help my recovery post C section. Firstly, of course I’ll be training again! It’s been part of my life for the last 10 years & mentally, I’ve missed it. I will be doing shoots again too but this time with an even bigger appreciation for what my body has been through and how wonderful it is for growing and creating Mia 🥰 I wont be training at my usual intensity until at least November. My body needs to heal properly to avoid later damage. I’ll be having my 6 week check and a Mummy Mot to check my posture, ab separation, pelvic floor & core strength. And when that’s done I can begin light exercises such as walking, Pilates, light weights with Evil Steve, Anything is better than nothing. In the mean time I’ve been a lot more controlled with my food choices & like I did before having Mia, I’ve been cooking in bulk and freezing every 3 days to save time. I’ve mainly been eating lots of protein to help promote new tissue growth & maintain my muscle. Loads of fibre because anyone who’s had abdominal surgery knows the last thing you need after is constipation 🤦🏼♀️ foods rich in iron after blood loss to produce haemoglobin. Rice or sweet potato (as apposed to my bread & pasta craving I had when pregnant) to keep my energy up with all the breast feeding, & lastly LOADS of water! I’ve been taking paracetamol for pain relief & applying arnica twice a day on my scar. With losing my water retention & Good nutrition I’ve dropped from 89kg to 78kg in 3 weeks (just over 1 and a half stone) I’m not a fan of the scales at all and I usually go off how my clothes fit but this time I wanted to keep track so I can note any major changes & inform my doctor if I need. I’m lucky in that my scar is very small & neat & I can’t believe how low down they do it! I assumed it was across the tummy 🤷🏼♀️😂 I have a long way to go before I look how I did in these pics, but after everything, I’m not bothered about that. I’m more so looking forward to feeling myself again through exercise & releasing all my endorphins again! That’s way more important to me ❤️💪🏼