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2 days ago

Strong by Alex

Throwback Thursday! Sometimes it takes looking at baby photos to realise your kids actually DO look like you! Well sort of 🤣 ... See MoreSee Less

Throwback Thursday! Sometimes it takes looking at baby photos to realise your kids actually DO look like you! Well sort of 🤣

3 days ago

Strong by Alex

Can't believe this was over a year ago!! 😲And he is still climbing all over me and distracting me when I try and train except now he's about 15 kg heavier 😫⁠
This workout targets upper body, lower body and most importantly for post natal, the core! Make sure you read the notes on each exercise below! ⬇️⬇️ ⁠
1. WEIGHTED SQUATS: can also be performed with a regular weight OR if you’re just starting out, no weight at all! Keep knees in line with toes and make sure to push through the heels as you come up! 💪⁠
2. PUSHUPS ON KNEES: my technique is not great in this video. I should be focusing on keeping a straight line through my back from my hip to my shoulders however as you can see, im a little distracted 😂⁠
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3. SIDE PLANK LIFTS: Firstly, make sure baby isn’t eating leaves, secondly, focus on keeping a straight line from feet to shoulders, try to keep head in a neutral position (something else I could have done better during this workout).⁠
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4. HIGH PLANK LEG LIFTS: This is harder than it looks! Focus on keeping pelvis even throughout movement. This means core and pelvic floor MUST be switched on!! PLEASE READ➡️➡️ If this is one of your first workouts following birth, be very careful and complete on knees if you are feeling too unsteady. ⁠
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10 reps of each exercise for 3 rounds.
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‼️ It is important to remember that our bodies have been through a lot of trauma and it is essential that we are so careful when introducing exercise back into our routine. Even if you were fit before and during pregnancy, it is still so important to start slow and rather than focusing on getting your pre baby body back, focus on getting your functioning back and feeling like yourself again (from the inside not the outside 🤗🤗⁠
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#postnatalworkout #pregnancy #pregnantlife #newborn #postnatal #fourthtrimester #womenshealth #healthylifestyle #healthymum #fitmum
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3 days ago

Strong by Alex

AND THAT'S A WRAP for home schooling!! So grateful to have had this extra time together but we are both MORE than ready for school to start again. 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

AND THATS A WRAP for home schooling!! So grateful to have had this extra time together but we are both MORE than ready for school to start again. 😁

1 week ago

Strong by Alex

One of the things I think I disliked most about my pregnancies was the HEARTBURN. It is relentless!! To be honest when I was pregnant, although I tried to eat healthily, I didn't pay much attention to what I ate in regards to how it affected my heartburn. Because well.. #foodislife 🤣BUT I wish I knew then what I know now and that is, meat, dairy, and processed sugars are acidic. So these kinds of foods will make your heartburn WORSE. I found this interesting as you are often told to drink milk to relieve heartburn but this actually makes it worse! ⁠
Papaya (paw paw), pineapple, kiwi and apples have beneficial digestive enzymes and can be helpful in REDUCING heartburn. You can also make sure you are eating plenty of alkaline foods such as dark leafy greens (broccoli, kale, spinach etc), cucumber, watermelon, avocado, capsicum and bananas. Definitely going to try eating more like this if I get pregnant again 🤔⁠
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#heartburnrelief #pregnantlife #pregnant #pregnancy #pregnancyfood #pregnancynutrition #healthypregnancy #pregnancyhealth
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One of the things I think I disliked most about my pregnancies was the HEARTBURN. It is relentless!! To be honest when I was pregnant, although I tried to eat healthily, I didnt pay much attention to what I ate in regards to how it affected my heartburn. Because well.. #foodislife 🤣BUT I wish I knew then what I know now and that is, meat, dairy, and processed sugars are acidic. So these kinds of foods will make your heartburn WORSE. I found this interesting as you are often told to drink milk to relieve heartburn but this actually makes it worse! ⁠
Papaya (paw paw), pineapple, kiwi and apples have beneficial digestive enzymes and can be helpful in REDUCING heartburn. You can also make sure you are eating plenty of alkaline foods such as dark leafy greens (broccoli, kale, spinach etc), cucumber, watermelon, avocado, capsicum and bananas. Definitely going to try eating more like this if I get pregnant again 🤔⁠
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#heartburnrelief #pregnantlife #pregnant #pregnancy #pregnancyfood #pregnancynutrition #healthypregnancy #pregnancyhealth

1 week ago

Strong by Alex

SAVE THIS THIRD TRIMESTER WORKOUT! I know the video quality is not the best but still a great workout that targets the whole body! 10-12 reps of each exercise. Set a timer for 24 mintutes and do as many rounds within that time. Remember if you begin to feel out of breath, have a break. This isn't the time to smash yourself. If yoy only get through 1 or 2 rounds, that's ok!
The goal is just to get the blood flowing and keep your muscles active and engaged. 🙂
Its never too late to start exercising during pregnancy as long as it is safe and modified for your individual stage 👌
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