Wood discusses getting it together physically in Part 2, that's the part of post partum experience I'm at right now. I like how she addresses it as making sure that your body is ready first, she doesn't want someone who had a baby or c-section for that matter doing Baby Boot Camp three days or even three weeks after birth, but she does say that once you've gotten the okay from the doctor get started.
In the chapter: In the six month window, Wood really stresses getting your butt off the couch before you just keep piling the weight on, it's much easier to lose if you start slow and early. "So I'm begging you to drop the Swiffer, unplug the DustBuster, and prioriize your physical and mental health."
This is one of my favorite parts too because she talks about healthy ways to get and conserve energy, looking at your nutrition by writing foodlogs, My favorite quote from the book is here: "One way to keep yourself "honest" on the food front is to keep a food log. There's just something about knowing she'll have to jot down "one-half roll of peanut butter cookie dough" in a daily food log that makes a wannabe hot mama less inclined to eat it."
Lastly, Wood discusses the emotional and spiritual aspects of the Momover. Chapers 13 through 19 talk a lot about learning how to journal, just get everything out on paper instead of bottling it up, taking a time out for yourself, getting some well needed rest, what every mom needs, and the importance of making yourself a priority.
Along with this great advice, Wood gives some amazing references for those who want to go a little deeper into the topics she brings up in her, "Dig Deeper Appendix." The Appendix lists several websites, books, organizations, to aid you in becoming that mom that you want to be.
Many times in parenthood our children come first and we as moms are left wondering what happened to the pre-baby version of ourselves. While we should not neglect our children, we do need to remember ourselves, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually in order to be the best mom we can be.
One way we can put ourselves on the front burner would be to read and absorb the message from this book, Momover: The New Mom's Guide to Getting It Back Together (even if you never had it in the first place!)