Eek! a walk at 5 days? Don't do it!!
A week in your nest, people. A full week.
No walking for exercise til 6 weeks!
You can walk, you know, to get out of the house. To go grocery shopping. To get the mail. But please, no walking to exercise. For your poor pelvic floor. Do it for me.
Ok, stepping off my soapbox.
I am wondering how much fluid I was packing around. I'm 2 weeks post partum and down 35 pounds, -5 off pre-pregnancy. That is just odd to me. WTF? I was swollen, but not that swollen.
Jane, I'm honestly very curious, because I haven't heard this particular reason before: What does walking to exercise do to your pelvic floor?
Personally, I'm not going to really think about exercise at all till about 6 weeks. My midwife said 1 week in bed, 1 week around bed/staying in the house, and I'm just barely out of that. I'm totally up for quick shopping trips now, but I still get tired pretty quickly. I'm going to go ahead and wait the recommended time to get back into real exercise. Though I might consider walking with my kids to school if I'm feeling particularly adventurous.
So, I totally have to share. I weighed myself for the first time since birth today. At my last appointment, 2 days before birth, I was up to 228lbs. My prepregnancy weight was 212, but since I started exercising right before I found out I was pregnant (though I was actually pregnant the whole time, technically), I did loose some weight to start with, and my lowest weight was 207lbs. So today, at 17 days postpartum? 206, baby!!!!! 22lbs lost already! I almost jumped up and down and screeched, I was so happy. :)
Granted, I have a lot further to go. My pre-preg weight with my last baby was 177, and that was still more overweight than I would have liked to be, at that time But honestly, if I can get back to the 170's, I'll be thrilled. So, once those 6 weeks are over, I have GOT to get back into the habit of exercising again. I want to keep this momentum going!!