It’s that time of year again…time to focus on your New Year’s resolutions. Many people begin an exercise program, but abandon it before Easter. However, you can increase your chances for long-term success if you follow these seven simple tips to help you achieve your post-natal fitness goals and get your pre-baby body back.

Finding an exercise regime you love as well as one that you want to stick to on a weekly basis can be a difficult challenge but there are ways you can tone up, get fit and have fun in the process. Here are my top tips to help you get on track to feeling amazing!

1.) Goal Setting and Visualisation. Set realistic goals, and visualise your dreams and where you would like to be in 3, 6 or 12 months time for example. You can use visualisation techniques to help bring your goals to life through mood boards, during meditation or simply see yourself with flat abs on the beach and playing with your children feeling amazing!

2.) Believe in Yourself. You must believe in yourself and know in your heart that you can can get where you want to be. I’ve seen many women get back to their pre-baby best and I know you can do it and once you have started and you are seeing results this will help you believe it too.

3.) Eat a diet based on natural whole foods 80% of the time. Eating the right foods will account for 80% of your success and fat loss with any health and fitness regime so it is super important that you get this right. There is a huge emphasis on nutrition in my post-natal 12 Week Transformation Programme as you won’t get the best results if you don’t work on this.

4.) Find an exercise that you find motivating and that you look forward to. Think about what you LOVE doing and find something that you look forward to, for example, feeling physically stronger by lifting light weights might give you a real boost or exercising with a friend or simply working out on your own having some quiet time while your baby is sleeping!

5.) Build up slowly. Don’t expect too much too soon or you will find yourself feeling demotivated and not looking forward to your next session. Walking is also a great workout in the post-natal period if you are feeling overwhelmed by all the options out there…a 45-60 minute power walk will definitely get you into your fat burning zone!

6.) Find the exercise YOU love. There are so many options available now for improving our fitness so it is important to think about what you enjoy. Maybe you could start with a regular power-walk with a friend, sign up with your local gym or Personal Trainer or you could try an online fitness community such as True Vitality 4 Mums where you will receive online support from a community of like-minded women!

7.) Try it for 3 weeks before you give up. It is often said that it takes 21 days to change a habit. Set yourself a goal and stick to it – once exercise becomes more enjoyable and you get the desired results you won’t want to give it up 🙂

If you have any questions please email me on the email address below or if you would like to find out more about my 12 Week Post-Natal Transformation Programme then you can view that here

Have an amazing year and I hope all your dreams come true this year.

Lots of love Laura xx


Don’t worry if you didn’t exercise throughout your pregnancy and have a fit pregnancy, you can still lose the baby weight, strengthen your core and pelvic floor and get your body back with the correct nutrition and post-natal exercise. For more information about the True Vitality 4 Mums 12 Week Transformation Programme please email xx