We are often encouraged, whether it’s through the media, cultural expectations or our own thinking that we have to “get our body back” quickly after having a baby. This may lead us to working out too soon and too hard, and often results in burnout.

I’m so grateful for my conversation with Lisa Dienes, where we talked about the misunderstandings of our bodies and working out after the birth of a new baby, and more importantly how to gently ease back into fitness. One of the main themes presented by Lisa is to be kind to yourself and listen to what your body is telling you.

The truth is pregnancy changes your body, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t feel strong, comfortable and at home in your own body. If you’re training too hard every day, it’s going to take a toll on your body. Balance out the tough workouts with enough sleep, recovery time and moments in your day where you can relax and not feel stressed.

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Lisa is a mother to three teenage daughters so she definitely knows the value of exercise and finding the time to be stress-free! Lisa is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Certified Spin Instructor. You can find Lisa teaching outdoors, indoors and virtually through her studio. She focuses on helping her students build their strength from the inside out to stay committed to a healthy fitness-focused lifestyle.

Mom Card Drawing of the Week: “Within you lies a power greater than what lies before you.” -Rhonda Blake

Lisa’s Favorite Things:

WHOOP fitness tracker: track your fitness, sleep and recovery for optimal daily strain.

Books: “Stillness is the Key” and “The Obstacle is the Way“, both by Ryan Holiday

Alo yoga mats

Vuori Athletic Wear

Connect with Lisa:

Instagram: @lisadyogafit

Website: Lisa D Yoga+Fit – Lisa offers Core, Cardio, HIIT, Strength and Yoga from the comfort of your own home. Get to know Lisa and her workouts by taking advantage of her offer for a 1 Free Month membership just for The Honest Mom Podcast listeners!

If you missed a few past episodes regarding postpartum health and wellness, have a listen:

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