How to Stay Fit When You're a New Mom

Article by Hayley Hyer

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Cara Hannawald of @CarasFitCode knows how hard it can be to take time for yourself as a new mom. When you’re wiped out from keeping up with your little one, working out can be the last thing on your mind. Cara offers some tips and inspiration for taking care of YOU and making your own fitness a priority.

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Fitness Transformation at 18 Months Post-Partum

If you feel stuck, read about Cara’s post-partum transformation and how she kept herself focused on her goals right from the beginning. Her main advice? Just start! “The only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come,” Cara says.

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New Maternity Activewear Line Launches

Sometimes, all you need is a new outfit to make working out fun again and to get your motivation flowing. For maternity activewear, check out the new line, duoFIT Maternity. Cara is already planning for baby No. 2, and she’ll definitely be stocking up on some ‘fits from the local Kansas City designer, Kelsey Perry.

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Tips For Working Out as a Mom

So, you’re inspired and feeling ready to commit to your goals. But you might need some direction! Cara says to focus on your protein intake—she recommends Clean Ready to Drink Protein Shakes from @SixStarProNutrition—and to always have backup options for your workouts in case your day doesn’t go how you planned. If you missed your barre class, have an at-home workout in your back pocket. Give yourself some flexibility so you don’t get discouraged. You got this!

Follow Cara Hannawald @CarasFitCode

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