Push yourself too much, too fast: Spend 10 minutes warming up your muscles before jumping in. And always stop as soon as you feel pain.
Stick to cardio. Try other workouts, such as Pilates, yoga, weight training, and even just sit-ups and push-ups to work different muscles. Try to add in weight-bearing exercises two days a week.
Go it alone: Group exercise can keep you motivated. Seek out postpartum classes at gyms, studios or community centers in your area that are designed for new moms.
Forget to drink water: Staying hydrated is always crucial—especially if you’re breastfeeding.
Wait for the right moment: Even taking advantage of 10 minutes can benefit your body.