“I have found it difficult to find time to exercise, so I don’t feel like my cardiovascular status is back to normal, nor my muscle strength,” she says. “The truth is, at the end of the day, after taking care of a baby, a toddler and working, I just don’t have much energy left to exercise. It can be really hard to make the gym a priority.”
Still, Dr. Selander hits the gym on weekends and squeezes in a few push-ups or squats when time allows.
“Anything is better than nothing. I have also tried to maintain a healthy diet and limit things like processed foods and simple carbohydrates,” she says.