Just because you can, does that mean that you should?

Just because you can, does that mean that you should?

There is an interesting phenomenon with pregnant and newly postpartum mothers when it comes to fitness. It is hard to give up control of our body when you become pregnant. After 40 weeks of being at the mercy of our uterus, we are eager to get to our old selves. Our old bodies, just a bit of our old lives. Our new bundle of joy has us swooning, but there is still this quiet (or not so quiet) nagging voice that is telling us to jump back into life. If you were a fitness lover before pregnancy, you're likely chomping at the bit to get back to it. That is how I felt at four week postpartum with my daughter. I felt good. I didn't have any diastasis recti, I didn't have any pelvic floor issues. I felt ready. I was listening to my body. I COULD do the work. But does that mean that I should have?

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