You need time to yourself in order to be a happy healthy mummy to your little one so dont let people make you feel like you have to be with baby 24/7 all the time.....Daddys are just as good at looking after baby if they are let!!
I for one plan to go back to surfing at least one morning a week, before DH heads to work so he will be up & alone with baby for an hour....Id like to say Id go more often but I dont know how Ill be feeling with sleep deprivation & everything!!! But if Im up for it I will go more often! We also plan that baby will stay with her God-Mother one night a month so that we can have some adult time together!
As for getting back in shape.......I will be back out walking on the beach as soon as Dr says all is ok!! I usually walk about 2hrs a day so baby will be in a sling & off we go!
In my opinion, I think it's great that you want to get back into shape after the baby. But don't over do it. Remember it took 9 months for the weight to come on and it won't come off overnight. You have to also take into consideration that birthing a child is not easy and that it takes time to heal. Once you are fully healed and given the OK from your doctor then I would ease into the exercise regime. Of course, you have to be eating a balanced healthy diet for it to do anything.
You can do things where your baby will be present. We have a treadmill in our bsmt and I was going to bring her down with me when OH is at work so I can still see her and do my thing. And then Use a jump rope/skipping rope for more cardio in our back yard where I can still see her as well. If OH is home he can look after her for 1 hour - it's all I ask.
You don't need to have a gym membership to be active and lose weight. There are plenty of things you can do for free.
Yea I dont expect it go overnight.. Im actually smaller than I was when I got pregnant due to stupid amount of sickness (when I say smaller I mean less body fat, tho I look bigger cause of baby lol) But I was overweight before, So MW says its not a bad thing ive lost "fat".
And im definately gonna wait for all clear from doc before doing anything and always put bubba frist no matter what.
I know I can exercise at home and I plan to. I have a kinect that I use for home excerise and plan to go for a walk everyday with bubs in pram. But I love swimming and the gym is a good way for me to get motivated. Add that to the fact the membership is free cause its where my dad works lol. Good thing is, The gym has mum and baby groups which I can also attend with Harry, (swimming obvs) and also does lots of classes, like yoga and areobics which I really wanna get into
I just wish people wouldnt make me feel guilty for wanting to do something for myself. I mean surely me getting fitter and healthier is only gonna help Harry in the long run, meaning Ill have more energy to play with him and ill be healthier and live longer :-)
Absolutely! When I had my daughter I got an exercise DVD and planned to use it however I found that I was having to stop halfway through because of her pooing or being sick or something else! I just couldn't concentrate on it and it stressed me out!
I think you're better taking a bit of time for yourself, you feel good and come back refreshed and energised xx
Everyone knew how important keeping in shape is/was to me. I worked out till 39 weeks pregnant, gained 20.4 pounds by the day I delivered from keeping up with excersise. I didnt start working out till 7 weeks post partum cause I was healing down there, and just so tired but finally made my way back to the gym. I'm a stay at home mom and have the baby day and night. I deserve that 1 hour to go to the gym to refresh and feel goodabout myself. Also helps release stress, and give you energy which is VERY helpful with a newborn!
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