Anybody back to exercising? I've been wanting to, but I'm not sure if I am supposed to do anything more than walk. My postpartum check up isn't until the 18th so I will hold off until then. I also checked myself for diastasis recti (a gap in the ab muscles) and I have it. I read that I shouldn't do crunches until it closes. So it makes me nervous to do much exercise at all. After DS2 was born I started too early and my bleeding came back heavily so I want to make sure to avoid that happening again too.
With Aiden I waited until after the holidays were over. No reason to stress over the holidays and I wanted to know my milk supply was fairly settled first. I did have a c/s with him, so was told not till after 6 weeks for anything beyond light walking. Once again I'm waiting till after the holidays and my 6 week pp check up to do anything other than normal activities and this is with a vaginal birth. I'll start off slow with walking first before adding in more stuff. As much as I want to fit my clothes again, I'm paranoid about over doing it and setting myself back!
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
I just had Kyla last week, but the exercise bug is creeping up - I feel like I WANT to which is something I haven't felt in months - and even just the desier to feels good. Everyday I feel more like myself and I think I didn't realize just how much I didn't feel like myself during the pregnancy (as much as I did enjoy it). I'm a little relieved though that my 6 week check up isn't going to be until after the holidays because I don't feel pressure to get out there - I am just going to take care of baby and attend a few holiday things, then get back into a routine come January.
I have found it extremely hard to "just sit" like everyone is telling me to though, since the day I got home from the hospital, I'm right back to organizing, straightening up and doing things I probably shouldn't be - but I feel ok during the day so I feel like doing it, by the end of the night I'm a little sore, but then at that point I lay down and DH is a huge help with her so it's been good.
The rule of thumb is not to do more than a light walk till your 6 week check up, or till the bleeding has stopped for over a week, if you are still bleeding at your 6 week appt. I plan on joining weight watchers again, but am waiting till after the first of the year and, may try to get a Y membership since we finally live in a place that has one
Ok, just made the mistake of stepping on a scale, blah. Looking like im going to start working towards that diet now.... Time to watch my snacking, and portion control. I have 7 to 8 lbs to go to get back to my weight from my first ob appt, 11 to 12 to where I was at my last weight watchers meeting a yr and a half ago, and 16 to 17 to my ultimate goal. I know that I should be happy with where im at given its only been 4 weeks since I had Kellen. Its just that Im at the weight I was when I first joined weight watchers, so it really feels like Im starting all over again after working so hard
Don't look at the scale!!! lol. I'm going off of how clothes fit me till after the holidays. I stepped on the scale once and boy was that depressing. How the heck did I have a baby and with BFing only lose 10 lbs by 1 week pp?! lol.
Ugh, the scale is NOT your friend! I actually started gaining weight at 2.5 weeks postpartum.
I want to do some gentle exercise maybe next week. We have a wii, and there are some good mild exercises on wii fit that i think would be doable.
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6w5d on 6/19/07 hb of 107 bpm 10/1/07. Lost at 7w6d
I actually feel pretty good about my weight. I'm less than five pounds away from what I was when I found out I was pregnant. Still I am getting the exercise bug and getting my buddy back to normal instead of a little flabbier than I'd like. I've gone for a few short walks and done some shopping but that's about the extent of my exercise right now. I'm just too sore still.
I'm healing a lot slower than I have before (at least it feels that way). I did some chores yesterday (dishes, laundry, picking up toys). It was enough to break a light sweat. But it started my bleeding back up. Ugh. Trying to be patient...