Body After Baby: Accidental Exercise

Welcome to another week of Body After Baby!  If you’re new to my blog (hi!!) take a lot at the archives of the Body After Baby Challenge to see where we’ve been. Body After Baby is about getting your body back, well, you know,  after having a baby! It doesn’t matter if  you’re 4 weeks postpartum, 4 months postpartum, heck even 4 years postpartum, we all can do something to improve our body and health. 

What are you goals? 

I know we’re busy and finding time to exercise is not always easy. Often exercise is last in line of the list of “to do’s” as cleaning house, making dinner, picking up the kids, and sleeping make more of a priority. However, there are many things you can do on a daily basis to burn a few extra calories here and there. All the little things really do add up. 
  • While standing in front of the stove cooking – do calf raises
  • While trying to get your baby to calm down, or while waiting for the microwave to stop- do squats. 
  • Instead of pushing the stroller- carry your baby for an arm workout
  • Instead of sitting in the break room during your lunch break- go for a walk 
  • Go for a family bike ride or walk after dinner (good for the kids too!)
  • Instead of sitting on an office chair at work or at the home computer- sit on an exercise ball to work your core
  • Do squats in the shower (seriously)
  • While you baby is playing on the floor do sit ups next to him
  • Take the stairs two at a time
  • When walking down your hallway to go to the bathroom- do lunges
  • Instead of watching your kids play tag- play with them and be “it”
  • Park further away at the grocery store
What are some other things that you can do on a daily basis that will help you reach your goals? Doing a bunch of little things will add up into a bigger thing that will improve your overall health and fitness. 
Has anyone started running since last weeks running post?  I want to share with you a new mommy fitness blog that I just found: Workout Mommy  She has some great tips and ideas- go check it out! 
If you’re participating in the Body After Baby Challenge leave your post url link. Have a healthy week! 



Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

11 thoughts on “Body After Baby: Accidental Exercise

  1. I'm still doing this, but I have come to a strange conclusion…I lose more weight when I don't try. Seriously. Fifty four pounds down, and I'm doing nothing. I love breastfeeding!!!

  2. I contemplated adding my name….because then I actually have to do some work:)Guess Im in! No brownines for me tonight! I have about 20 pounds I would like to lose ! Here goes!

  3. thanks for linking to me! I love the lunges to the bathroom idea–lunges are my all time favorite.

    I'm having another baby in november, so I'll have to postpone joining your challenge until then. 🙂

  4. I'm back from my uncle's funeral and suprisingly lost a whole pound while I was away. This week I'm working on getting back into my workout routine and watching my food like a hawk, I'm almost to the 170s!!!

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