Something I quite looked forward to during my pregnancy was my daily workouts. My daily workouts were a time for me to relax, distress and enjoy being in the moment with my little one in utero. It also helped me manage my sciatic nerve pain and discomforts caused by my uterine fibroid.

Call me crazy, but one of the things I have really looked forward to since giving birth to the little man 7 weeks ago has been working out again.


I have yet to get approval from my physician to begin postnatal workouts, but I can tell you once I do that I will be popping my Jillian Michaels Hot Body, Healthy Mommy DVD in the DVD player and getting my sweat on.

My husband actually laughs at me because I have even gone as far as watching the DVD to prepare myself mentally for the workouts that are ahead of me.

When I get the clearance to begin working out, I plan to ease into it. I have no intention of setting goals. My aim is start of by working out for 30 minutes 3 times a week, and slowly working my way back up from there. My body is currently recuperating after giving birth and the last thing I want to do is place too much stress upon it right now. Doing that could cause  injury, but not only that it could cause the postpartum bleeding to return. Slow and steady is the name of the game when beginning to workout postpartum. My body has been through enough bringing a child into the world, it deserves all the time it needs to bounce back. Well, at the very least 9 months.

What I love about the Jillian Michaels Hot Body, Healthy Mommy DVD is that she has worked with pregnancy fitness expert, Andrea Orbeck to create a DVD that is suitable for New Mom’s. A workout program that has modifications for Mom’s recovering from c-sections and diastasis recti. This workout program features three sections that focus on rebuilding strength and toning various parts of the body, including: upper body, lower body and core strengthening. The workouts themselves are only 20 minutes, but you also want to factor in that there is a 3 minute warm-up and cool-down.

I can already tell you from watching the program that the upper body and core strengthening days will be some of my favourites. I have never been one to enjoy lower body workouts, but hey – I will persevere and get through it.

This DVD program is great for new Mom’s that are juggling a hectic schedule, like me. I have already told my husband that he is to give me that push to go workout when he gets home from work in the evening because the reality is that I can escape for 30 minutes a couple evenings a week. He is capable of handling the baby, and the baby is capable of being away from me for that short period of a time. A time that I can just enjoy focusing on me. No one else, but me.

If you are a New Mom looking for an awesome postnatal workout DVD to check out, try out Jillian Michaels Hot Body, Healthy Mommy. I have been saying she should make a DVD for New Mom’s for years, and the fact that she finally has… Well, I am ecstatic!


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Disclosure: I have received a copy of this product for review purposes. All opinions are those of my own.

28 Comments on Get Your Body Back After Baby with @JillianMichaels

  1. Jill
    April 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Awesome! I just had our third baby last week & I’m already itching to get back to my workouts (again need to wait for Dr’s ok). I’m going to have to check this DVD out!

  2. charityk
    April 21, 2016 at 9:42 pm (2 years ago)

    it’s a great price

  3. heidi c.
    April 22, 2016 at 3:42 am (2 years ago)

    I like that it will help me work on getting my tummy back.

  4. Cheryl
    April 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm (2 years ago)

    I am most excited that it’s not a very long program that I can fit into my busy schedule

  5. jan
    April 22, 2016 at 1:48 pm (2 years ago)

    i like that it targets zones

  6. kathy downey
    April 22, 2016 at 1:48 pm (2 years ago)

    What excited me most about this exercise program is the reasonable price

  7. Ashley Rush
    April 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I think it’s great that there isn’t a huge time constraint on it. Mom’s are busy so it will fit our lifestyle!

  8. Viv Sluys
    April 22, 2016 at 9:53 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m so excited about this being for those who had a C Section or Diastasis Recti since that’s where I’m at. I had a c-section a few months ago and I had diastasis recti through pregnancy and still.

  9. Sandi Tymchuk
    April 23, 2016 at 10:13 am (2 years ago)

    I am inspired by Jillian Michaels to work out!

  10. Christian H
    April 23, 2016 at 10:25 am (2 years ago)

    I’m excited that a pregnancy fitness expert helped develop it!

  11. Linda Svarovsky
    April 23, 2016 at 10:28 am (2 years ago)

    Inspired to work out

  12. Marlene V
    April 23, 2016 at 12:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Working out 30 minutes 3 times a week seems like something I can start….

  13. Dana Flynn
    April 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm (2 years ago)

    I like that it has basic modifications because I have not worked out in a few years.

  14. janine a
    April 23, 2016 at 7:46 pm (2 years ago)

    the idea that it is a shorter work out specifically aimed for those who just had a baby

  15. Delaney Closs
    April 24, 2016 at 8:48 pm (2 years ago)

    I like trying new workouts and I hear hers are great!

  16. Liz M
    April 24, 2016 at 10:56 pm (2 years ago)

    I love that there’s special instructions for C-section moms!

  17. Ashleigh Swerdfeger
    April 25, 2016 at 2:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I like the flexibility

  18. Crystal Porter
    April 25, 2016 at 6:24 pm (2 years ago)

    More workouts!! I just started a new regimen and I would love to have diversity among my workouts to keep it interesting.

  19. Victoria Ess
    April 26, 2016 at 12:35 am (2 years ago)

    I like that it’s by Jillian Michaels!

  20. Kim K
    May 1, 2016 at 9:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Getting fit and having fun doing it!

  21. Katharine W
    May 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm (2 years ago)

    It targets specific zones.

  22. Angela Mitchell
    May 4, 2016 at 2:55 am (2 years ago)

    I love that it targets those areas which are affected by childbearing. I’d love to try these workouts!

  23. Kris M.
    May 4, 2016 at 3:43 am (2 years ago)

    I love that this is specially created for mamas who want to get in shape.

  24. Aarone Mawdsley
    May 10, 2016 at 1:58 pm (2 years ago)

    it seems manageable for a busy schedule

  25. Elizabeth Kroeker
    May 13, 2016 at 10:07 am (2 years ago)

    After having my little one a few months ago, I could really use this to help lose the baby weight!

  26. BobbiJo Pentney
    May 14, 2016 at 12:14 am (2 years ago)

    I am excited to be motivated

  27. Ami b
    May 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm (2 years ago)

    I like that it’s designed for moms with busy schedules and seems like I can fit into my schedule.

  28. Betty S
    May 15, 2016 at 6:53 pm (2 years ago)

    It excites me that it is easy to do and will fit in my schedule


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