So you’ve had your baby, completed your maternity leave and have made the decision to return to work, good for you! Every woman feels differently, some are very keen to return to work and regain their work identity and others are less so and find the transition very difficult. I’ve spoken before about your support system because it has such an impact in the fallout of these types of decision, for some it will be a constant juggling act and for others a smoother transition back into the world of work. All I can say from personal experience is it becomes more manageable in time, although sacrifices will have to be made.
One of the areas of concern to many of my post natal clients, is where to find the time to continue their weight loss and fitness journey. As between limited sleep, work and family commitments they just do not have any extra time.
So here are some tips to help:
It may take a little time before you can get into a routine, such that you can start to incorporate some of these tips so just be patient and take things one step at a time. You may have just started to get into a nice little keep fit and healthy eating routine, so returning to work throws you a curve ball. Don’t think of it as taking steps back, view it as a side step where you’ll soon be back on the ascending path.
Good luck in your journey and please feel free to comment on what’s working for you, as is it might work for someone else. If you need further advice please get in touch.