Baby Boot Camp® Blog
The Oxford dictionary defines self-care as "the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during times of stress." Self-care is a hot topic right now, especially among mothers. What's interesting is that, while this definition is relevant across the multi-year journey that is motherhood, the actual practice of self-care takes on different meanings at different stages of motherhood.
As a follower of Baby Boot Camp, you already know that exercise is good for your body and is key to maintaining a healthy, strong body pre and post baby. I’m sure you have also heard, you can bring your kids with you to Baby Boot Camp- no daycare, no finding time when your partner is home, no rushing back to the next feeding. You might know that we also have a MomStrong community available as part of your membership. If we haven’t given you enough, here are a few more WOWing reasons to joining your local Baby Boot Camp.
So you've had a baby. Maybe it was six weeks ago, six months ago, or perhaps it was even six years ago, and now you want to know if it's okay to start running. Maybe you've already tried to run and felt great, or perhaps it didn't feel the same as before. Let us help point you in the right direction.
By the end of MOLO, I was 24 weeks pregnant and felt better than I had in a long time. For the first time in my life, I actually enjoy working out and am physically stronger than I have ever been. It is important to me to keep up with my progress and to teach my family the importance of not just physical health, but mental health as well.
I felt like I had no control over my schedule, since my baby's mood dictated everything we did. Each day by 6 pm, both kids were miserable. And I was miserable. I, just like many other moms with a new baby, felt helpless and needed something to break me out of the new-mom-funk!