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After the birth of my second child, I decided to take action about my post baby belly and committed to a strict workout and nutrition plan.
What I wasn’t prepared for was the new reality of working out. Specifically, working out with a toddler.
In case you’re in a similar mindset, here are some things I’ve learnt about working out with young children.
1. You’ll need a sports bra
That maternity singlet with the built in bra’s not gonna cut it, I’m afraid. Unless you want to lose an eye on the upward bounce, invest in a good post baby sports bra.
I heard somewhere that exercising without adequate support can cause sagging and drooping. I had visions of my boobs resembling billiard balls in socks so I strapped the girls down the best I could.
2. Find some workout-appropriate clothes
I know you used to have some trendy lycra and it's probably laying around somewhere in a drawer, but let's be honest; the crop top and mini shorts are probably not going to be your best friend for now. Personally, I tried on my old workout clothes and was quite surprised at the similarity I had to one of those suction-packed Christmas hams in those net bags.
For now, I'll just use one of my husband's oversized t-shirts and whack some shorts on. Who am I kidding - all of my clothes are covered in poo, vomit or food anyway.
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