When Micky Marie Morrison contacted me to do a giveaway for her book, Baby Weight, The Complete Guide to Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness, I was all over it.
Not just because her name is Micky Marie Morrison (how awesome), but because I'm always on the look out for practical, healthy approaches to fitness.
She sent me a copy of the book and I really like it. Not only does it have lots of cool exercises that you can do with the weight of your baby, but it also feature realistic images of women doing the workouts. None of these anorexic, well rested models holding babies trying to be passed off as new mothers. "Nice try, Twiggy. Go eat a cracker."
The book also has a nice tone without the condescending "tut tut" crap –just practical content delivered in a simple, clean, supportive format.
I actually tried some of the moves with my three-year old and he had a great time. I would have preferred to use a two-month old baby rather than a surly pre-schooler, but no matter. It worked very well and now my kid keeps asking to do "the boat".
There is also a brilliant Sciatic Stretch, a whole chapter dedicated to moves you can do to alleviate common aches and pains like lower back pain, etc. There's even a section on what you can do if you're on bed rest.
There's little doubt that Micky knows her stuff and it comes across in this book – even if my ab pain is making it hard to type.
If you'd like to win a copy, just leave a comment below and I'll pull a winner next Monday. Good luck!