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post #41 of 55
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I think I sabotaged myself because our grocery store had cookie dough ice cream on sale last week :P

I bought (and therefore ate) Triple Double Oreos the other day.  It's so hard to get out of that preggo mindset!!

 

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We'll get there, girls.  We'll be wearing cute (but nursing-friendly wink1.gif) clothes next summer fo sho.

 

Word!! 
 

 

post #42 of 55
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My BFF had a c/s exactly a month before me, so her baby is 8 weeks old.  The other day I asked how long we have to wait to exercise for real, and she said she was told 6 weeks for cardio like swimming/eliptical, 12 weeks for running (!), and 4 MONTHS for weights/ abs!!!  WHAT!!  So, I've cut back on the crunches, and am accepting that I have a lot of walking in my near future :/.  I have to admit, my abdomen and incision are still a little sore, but I am having a really hard time listening to my body on this one. 

 

We'll get there, girls.  We'll be wearing cute (but nursing-friendly wink1.gif) clothes next summer fo sho.

When I read that you were doing ab work I just looked at your post in horror and couldn't comment. Even the thought!!

That being said, I desperately want to get back to belly dancing and sneak in bits ;) We need a strong belly to haul these little monsters around!! :)
 

 

post #43 of 55
We finally have cooler weather, so yesterday was the first time we went for a walk. It was just under a mile and slowish, but I did it! And thankfully (and finally), the scale moved down a bit. joy.gif

I'd like to say we'll be going out again today, but Ada had such a crappy night, I'd rather nap. eyesroll.gif I'm thinking of tracking my intake to see if something I am eating or drinking is bothering her. It will also keep me on the path of not eating junk. eat.gif
post #44 of 55

So Kya is 1 month old now, and today will be my first full exercise class. I will be doing zumba this afternoon. I am so looking forward to it my only concern is what to wear to support these boobs that have grown 2 cup sizes.

post #45 of 55

2 week appt- MUST wait 6 weeks to run or bike- ok, ok , ok

post #46 of 55
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When I read that you were doing ab work I just looked at your post in horror and couldn't comment. Even the thought!!

That being said, I desperately want to get back to belly dancing and sneak in bits ;) We need a strong belly to haul these little monsters around!! :)
 

 


 

Same! It hurt me to think!

 

I was 169 when I gave birth, 117 when I got pregnant. This morning I was at 142. I have been walking every night, pushing my double jogger. I'm at 1 1/2 miles right now and a little frustrated because I want to go farther, but I am afraid the baby will wake up and I will be too far from home. He's fine in the stroller if he is asleep when I put him in there, but if he wakes up...yikes!

 

I am also doing pilates (arms, legs/butt, and starting on my back). It feels SO good to be able to exercise again! I wasn't allowed to the whole pregnancy and as a formerly very active girl, I was having a hard time!
 

 

post #47 of 55

 walking one hour a day and trying not to do more - hope i can be 'good' and not overdo it this time!!!

post #48 of 55
For those of you with experience and knowledge - whats the best way to tighten my tummy?

I gained about 35 lbs over all before birth, then gained a few more after birth b/c of all the IV fluids. I've lost 20 lbs now without doing anything but the scale hasn't budged in a couple days so I think I'm going to have to work to get the remaining 15-20 lbs off. I have maybe 5 lbs I gained on my lower half, the rest is all in my stomach. Its not really even fat just kind of saggy,hanging, loose, nasty looking skin. Its so loose I have a hard time imagining it'll ever look good again. I can't do much now b/c I'm still healing from the csection, but once I'm healed I'd like to have some idea of the best way to tackle my tummy.
post #49 of 55
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For those of you with experience and knowledge - whats the best way to tighten my tummy?

I gained about 35 lbs over all before birth, then gained a few more after birth b/c of all the IV fluids. I've lost 20 lbs now without doing anything but the scale hasn't budged in a couple days so I think I'm going to have to work to get the remaining 15-20 lbs off. I have maybe 5 lbs I gained on my lower half, the rest is all in my stomach. Its not really even fat just kind of saggy,hanging, loose, nasty looking skin. Its so loose I have a hard time imagining it'll ever look good again. I can't do much now b/c I'm still healing from the csection, but once I'm healed I'd like to have some idea of the best way to tackle my tummy.

 

First you wait and heal. Mine's already slowly tightening a bit on its own. It takes time. And then.. someone else will tell you, I have no idea ;)
 

 

post #50 of 55
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First you wait and heal. Mine's already slowly tightening a bit on its own. It takes time. And then.. someone else will tell you, I have no idea wink1.gif
 

 


oh yea, I'm definitely waiting a bit. I don't mind relaxing a couple more weeks. DH leaves in October and I won't see him again til December- I would like to be looking halfway decent and comfortable in my own body again, of course at that point he won't have had anything in so long, he probably won't care what I look like.
post #51 of 55
walked about two miles today with the fam. Felt SO good, and once the heat is gone we'll be doing it nightly! It's our favorite time of day, and last fall we went on a walk every evening. We look crazy though because we push two strollers (one a double) and have at least one that walks lol!
post #52 of 55
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oh yea, I'm definitely waiting a bit. I don't mind relaxing a couple more weeks. DH leaves in October and I won't see him again til December- I would like to be looking halfway decent and comfortable in my own body again, of course at that point he won't have had anything in so long, he probably won't care what I look like.


Hehe, quite!

My friend's husband is in the military and she used to make sure to tell the women whose husbands were doing the first tour - plan all the romance you want for when he gets back, but it's not lasting 30 seconds and will have to build up to longer over time ;)

 

I've massaged a lot of bellies. You can do things - diet, exercise, ect - but more important is to look to your mother (if your body is like hers). Most of the "bounce-back" is genetic. Some women still have the lose skin forever.

 

post #53 of 55

I went on a reasonable walk with DH and both sons a couple days ago, not as far as we used to walk by any means. Still, it was good to get out into the sunshine for a bit. 

 

Today I did a 15 minute session from Erin O'Brien's Postnatal Rescue. I did Progression  1 of 3. It was fairly easy and it felt good to be doing something. I might do Progression 1 one more time before moving up to Progression 2. It's supposed to prepare the body/muscles for exercising again.

 

I have my eye on some core strengthening workout DVDs though. I hope to order them in a few weeks.

 

I tried on my "in between" clothes and I couldn't button them. I have to remind myself that I am only 2 weeks postpartum and last time I was at least 2 months out before I fit into them. So it's maternity clothes for just a bit longer. I do have some shirts that were normal shirts I bought in larger sizes to wear when I was pregnant and I can still wear those.

 

As for weight, the week before I gave birth I was at 158 and today I weighed 136.8, which is the lowest my scale has hit since having the baby. I'm on a mission to get down to 117-120, more than I weighed when becoming pregnant but a healthier weight for me.

 

How is everyone else doing?


Edited by PoetryLover - 9/13/11 at 6:27pm
post #54 of 55

PL - yes, give yourself more than 2 weeks!!  I'm 4 weeks out today, and I think at 1 mo pp last time I was still in mat or at least in stretchy stuff.  I didn't buy size 14 jeans until 3 mo pp.  I'm struggling with the same issues though, feeling impatient and upset that my "fat clothes" don't fit yet.

 

Yesterday I did 1.6 mi wearing Finn and took Nora to the park.  Today, well, my gps wasn't working on my phone but I think we did about a mile, again with me wearing the baby.  It's a helluva workout wearing the kiddo!

post #55 of 55

I want to go for walks or runs since the weather has been so nice I just really don't feel safe in the neighborhood I live in. I live right off of a busy street and there arent any sidewalks on this side of town. It wouldn't be a problem normally, but I don't want to risk anything while carrying my baby, y'know?

 

 

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