By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Pregnancy is the best gift that God bless women with. But with this comes something that they really hate. And it is nothing but the additional post-pregnancy weight. With a child’s responsibility 24x7, it becomes difficult for newbie mothers to take care of themselves. ‘Why aren’t my older clothes fitting me now?’, ‘Why am I not in shape?’ are some questions that women tend to ask themselves after giving birth to their child.
But you must know the right and natural way to lose it. It is important to stay healthy and lose your postpartum weight. And Bollywood has changed the way how we used to look at pregnancy. While earlier mothers used to stay at home during their pregnancy journey, now they love to flaunt their baby bump and not shy away from making public appearances even with their post-pregnancy weight.
One such celeb mother, who is working out rigorously to shed off her extra flab, is Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai fame Karan Mehra’s darling wife Nisha Rawal. Karan and Nisha became proud parents to a baby boy on June 14, 2017, and they named him Kavish Mehra. Before we take you to the weight loss journey of Nisha, let us show you some pictures from her pre-pregnancy days:
To which she captioned:
"A #throwback to my body last year. Thank you"
After a few months of delivering Kavish, Nisha hit the gym with her new workout buddy. Check out her picture with new workout buddy that she posted on her official Instagram profile:
And she captioned it:
“Back to my fitness pavilion.... this time with a new workout buddy”
Because her fans were curious to know more about her workout and diet regimes, she decided to give details of her weight loss journey on social media. Here are some pictures and videos of Nisha’s workout routine:
And she captioned her video:
“For all of you who would like to know what I am doing for my workouts. I am taking it one day at a time trying to be slow but steady. As of now I workout 5 days a week which includes 3 days of weight training under the guidance of my trainer & 2 days of cardio with 2 break days for my body to recover since I have started after more than a year. During my entire journey of pregnancy I gained around 22kgs so I started at 60kgs and went on to 82kgs & at the start of my goal I am already 9kgs less since u do lose the baby weight (which includes the baby, placenta, amniotic fluid, water retention etc.) & then breastfeeding makes u lose a few extra kgs since breastmilk contains a considerable amount of fat along with other vital nutrients for the baby. This is going to be a tough journey since my goal is to get fit & build endurance & thus become a better version of my pre-birth body. I don’t regret the weight gain & don’t look down on it at all. It reminds me of how my body kept changing & the growing baby during the 9-month-phase. I am no expert for you all to follow my fitness routine since every body is different & has different potentials & goals but since so many of you have written to me I wish to encourage all those who wish to get motivated by my journey. My aim is to convey that hard work & determination can transform everything around you."
"Today was day 3 of weight training and I did the following exercises: Lunges/ seated rowing, Leg curl/ peck deck, Squats, Bridge, Burpees, Shoulder press, Leg raises, Crunches. Chin up all the new mommies, if weight gain is what disturbs you then I have just posted my weight gain pix from today’s workout. Just take a deep breath, dust our shoes off, tie that pony high & lets work on this together”
Explaining the benefits of stretching, she wrote:
“Stretch your worries out!
Stretching is one of the most important things you can do for your body. It enables good circulation of blood flow to the muscles, increasing strength. It improves range of motion as well as flexibility.”
Here is a list of exercises and videos that Nisha does for weight loss. Check it out:
Burpees with ball smash.
Dumbells overhead press.
High cable row.
Body weight squat 2 sets of 50 reps.
Bulgarian squat 2 sets 15 reps.
Stiff leg deadlift with crunches.
Treadmill mountain climber.
Squat jump on the treadmill.
Clean and Press.
Barbell Rowing / 1 min Run on Treadmill.
Barbell Chest Press.
1 mins run on the treadmill followed by battle rope.
Leg raises on the decline bench.
Tricep push down
The rope drill was a sure maddening burner
Plank/ 1 mins run on treadmill
Deadlift / rowing/ push press
Cable Chest Press
Squat with Overhead Press
1 min. Running in 3 intervals
Nisha decided to go RAW and is now following a healthy diet. This is what her diet routine is:
And she captioned it:
“Keep Calm and Go RAW!”
#eatcleanstaylean #keepitraw #allgoodnobad #detoxbeginstoday @rawpressery"
After she successfully completed her Deep Cleanse, she gave an honest feedback to all her fans:
Such healthy options, no? You can also try it out:
“Tell me what u eat and I will tell u what u are.
- Antheleme Brillat-Savarin .
#cleaneating #eatcleanstaylean #goodfood.
BeetRoot & Bean Burger.
Mushrooms with Lentil Hummus.
Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Curry.
Asian Noodle Salad.
Strawberry & Mango Mousse. .
Her special meal plan includes:
Breakfast: Rolled Oats in Almond Milk with Fruit Salad.
Mid- Morning Snack: Brown Rice Puffs with White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Dip.
Lunch: Quinoa Pumpkin Bean Salad.
Snack: Avocado and Vegan Cheese Toast.
Dinner: Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry.
Nisha also shared her yummy Oats pancake recipe.
Check it out:
"A lot of you have been asking me for recipes so posting one healthy breakfast formula. Oats Pancakes:
Bottle Gourd (grated).
Mix it all up with a little water in the right consistency.
Spread on a flat hot pan with a dash of oil.
Other meals include:
"Vegan omelette (made of tofu)
buckwheat pasta with baked tomatoes.
Tomato and Avocado crisps."
Nisha is definitely setting some major fitness and health goals. She is an inspiration to all the newbie mommies who are worried about losing their post-pregnancy weight. Instead of over-doing it, she is keeping it natural with full dedication and zeal.