Many moms are anxious to get back into working out. There are a lot of pins on Pinterest and ads on Facebook pushing the message to “lose the baby fat.” This is alright if we keep the right mindset. But, it’s plain old harmful if we lose focus on what our bodies are made to do. If you’re going into a workout routine to maintain a specific shape or – worse – to appease the demands of your partner, you may be losing balance. But if your focus is on keeping your energy up and feeling capable again (and your body has healed from labor) activity can be a wholesome, healthy choice to help your body recover.