Having a baby and being able to raise a child brings a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction unmatched by anything else on earth. There comes a price for these feelings though and the price is added stress, less time for yourself and weight gain. You may not know how to lose weight after a pregnancy and it may seem like an impossible task.
Not only is it possible, it’s extremely easy and can fit into your new hectic life. The answer is Perfect Health At Home’s Six Week Video Series inspired by JP Muller’s My System.
Before we get into the video series let’s take a look at what you should be looking for in your weight loss plan and what to avoid.
Workout for Relaxation Not Exhaustion
Your life as a parent is going to be chaotic at times, especially just after having the baby. At times you are going to be waking up in the middle of the night and only get a few hours of sleep. Your body and mind are going to be under more stress than usual and you’re going to want something that relaxes you.
One of the biggest misconceptions and wrong beliefs in exercise is you must workout until physically exhausted. We’ve been taught you must strain the body in order to lose weight or to get a really good looking body.
A lot of moms (and people of both sex and ages) are turned off from losing weight just because of this belief. Once you feel the power of relaxation and see the results it has on your body you’ll become a believer.
-Calm your mind
-Steady your Nerves
-Improve Mood and Happiness
My System Video Course teaches you the power of exercise, deep breathing and self massage and how it scientifically relaxes, strengthens and tones the body. We’ll get to exactly how in a second.
Fits into Your Busy Schedule
Unfortunately another wrong belief that turns people off is your exercise routine must be long and drawn out. I personally know people who spend hours a day in the gym and overly obsess over their bodies.
It’s more important to exercise for health and get a nice looking body and lose weight as a result. This is more important than working out to lose weight because you could end up hurting your health as a result. So remember: Health is the priority.
Now that you have another person to care for you are going to have less time for yourself. I wouldn’t recommend a drawn out workout for anyone but especially not for a new mother.
My System is done in just 15 minutes and can easily fit into anyone’s schedule. This is possible because it was developed over a period of 50 years and it was made to be efficient as possible. There’s not a moment wasted and every breath is taken into consideration.
Workout From Home –With No Weights or Equipment
The last wrong belief about exercise I want to debunk is you must join a gym to see results. Gyms cost a lot of money and you may not have time to travel there anymore. After you learn how to use your own body to workout you’ll realize gyms are completely unnecessary.
Also, going to the gym can be very unpleasant. You can feel intimidated by people who have worked out their whole lives and this can lead to embarrassment or shame.
When you workout from home you have the freedom to workout anyway you choice and not feel like you are on display or getting judged. It gives you the freedom to experiment with different exercise in complete privacy.
You don’t want to get dependent on a machine or weights either. Other people may be on the machine you want and you’ll waste what little time you have waiting for your turn. Also, working out with weights can be dangerous too. I have personally known people who have gotten into life threatening situations by dropping weights on themselves.
My System can be performed anywhere and this includes your house. The only thing you need is your own body.
Working out with your own body has so many benefits. Some of them are:
-Improvement in balance, coordination and flexibility
-Become more intune with your body
-Develop a natural and great looking body
-Safety in your routine
Attention Must be Given to Your Skin
Two things can have a bad affect on your how your skin looks and it’s functionality: They are aging and pregnancy.
As you get older you lose tone and your skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Having a child for obvious reasons stretches out your skin and cause sagging.
Most people accept this sagging as inevitability of life and time. While other people believe the key to proper skin care is with expensive lotions and creams. Both these aren’t true and ill explain why:
First off, you can develop strong skin and get back the skin tone of your youth at any point in your life. You can prevent and get rid wrinkles at any point too.
Also, lotions aren’t the key to this strong wrinkle proof skin; lotions just give off the illusion of health. It improves your complexion superficially but doesn’t cure the problem giving you bad circulation. (You can read more about it here)
The secret to perfect skin is cleanliness and friction. You get cleanliness from showering and using soap. There’s many ways to get friction and you will learn the best way in the video course with a self massage for your skin.
At this point you’re probably curious about My System by JP Muller. I’ve written extensively about every part of this health regimen and on the science that makes it so powerful and attractive to everyone. For this article I’ll briefly describe each aspect and the benefits. I’ll post links that go deeper into each aspect if you are interested in learning more.
This exercise routine is comprised of four parts and I’ve mentioned a few of them already. Basically it involves exercise, deep breathing, self massage and cold showers. In all there are twenty exercises that workout every part of your body inside and out.
The author of the routine is one of the most respected health and exercise experts of all time.
The First Nine Exercises
The first nine exercises of the routine are movements you have probably seen before. These movements only involve your body and include push ups, sit ups and leg raises. The nine exercises help lose weight, slim down hard to slim areas and develop a strong muscular core. It only takes 7 minutes to do these 9 exercises.
The Deep Breathing
If My System was just pushups or situps then it would be just like any other routine. There are many things that makes this routine so special and the deep breathing is one of them.
Your breathing is one of the most important aspects to your health and confidence.
People who breathe deeply:
-Have better mood
-Have more energy
-Better immune system
-Have less fat
While people who breathe shallowly and weakly are more prone to:
Now breathing exercises can be dangerous when practised alone and with any ounce of strain. If not done properly you can do damage to your nerves (Read dangers of Deep Breathing Here).
The breathing is completely safe in My System because it is done in between exercises when more air is needed; because of this there’s no strain. After an exercise you take two standing deep breaths and continue onto the next exercise.
After you complete the first nine exercises with deep breathing, you take a cold shower. Taking cold showers is much better for your skin, hair and nerves. I mentioned that cleanliness is one of the keys to perfect skin and this satisfies that first key.
Don’t be worried if cold showers seem unappealing. You aren’t expected to go straight from hot showers to cold showers right away; doing so would actually have negative side effects. If you just slowly decrease the temperature of your shower on a weekly basis your body will naturally acclimate to the decrease in temperature. Your body will enjoy the cold water and you will never want to take a hot one again.
Exercising before the shower is important though. Without a warmed body a cold shower can have negative side effects.
The last part of the routine is another reason why My System is superior and unlike any other routine out there.
After you completely dry off from your shower you begin the self massage which makes up the last eleven exercises of the workout. The self massage combines bodyweight movements like toe touching or squats with a simple stroking and rubbing motion with your hands to your skin.
This can be hard to imagine but picture a toe touch and on the way down you stroke the back of your legs and on the way up you stroke the front of your legs with your hands.
Every part of your skin is stroked during these exercises and doing so:
-Wrinkle proofs your skin for life and removes any wrinkles or cellulite
-Tones up your skin and muscles while prevents sagging
-Tightens up any skin stretched from pregnancy
Additionally the massage is great for all your organs too. Your digestive system will work perfectly and your liver and kidneys actually increase in size from the rub; this is so important for your overall health.
Give Yourself and Your Family the Gift of Health
This is probably the first time in your life another person has depended on you to live. You may have never thought about the importance of health before or maybe you have but realize you don’t have the time now that you had before to improve it.
Health is maintained and improved so easily and it can be done in a short period of time. The My System Video Course can be completed in under fifteen minutes. The fifteen minutes is misleading to complete the workout too–In a good way! You can break it up in little pieces so it fits your life better. You can do the first half with a shower in the morning or afternoon and do the massage right before bed.
Also, you’ll need the relaxation that comes from this workout. Nothing in the world loosens you up and relaxes you quite like the deep breathing. You literally feel any tense areas in your body melt away. The skin rub feels so good on your skin too. Your body will have a warm feeling that can’t be replicated in any other way.
I almost hesitate in calling this a workout; it’s more like a treat. There’s a reason they call motherhood the hardest job in the world. So make sure to treat yourself to these exercises every day. If you do I promise you will keep your youthful looks and energy for the rest of your life–Even after your kids are all grown up.
This very exercise helped me recover from a very serious health problem which you can read about here. It takes you from absolute beginner to expert over the period of time so don’t worry if you feel you aren’t strong enough.
The video course will also teach you the truth in nutrition as well as a powerful five minute relaxation exercise you can use anytime and anyplace.
Please feel free to comment and ask me any questions you have.