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Losing Weight and Exercising After Pregnancy

Finally, the baby is here! My daughter was born five days ago, and it’s probably not a surprise that my mind has already turned to losing weight after having a baby. While I have been aware that running after having baby would be difficult, it never seemed like it would be TOO tough until now – the post-natal got-run-over-by-a-semi period where just getting across the room can be an arduous task. Does that mean I don’t want to find ways to run even with my new baby? No! It merely means that right now I need to focus on post-natal exercises and slowly ease my way back into the right mode for running.

Let’s face it, ladies, one of the first things most of us want to do for ourselves after the brand new bundle of joy makes its exit is focus on losing weight after pregnancy. Luckily I don’t personally have to worry about post C-section exercises, though I intend to research some options that will work well for both.

Where I am right now in running – I’m stiff, sore, have stitches in uncomfortable places, and an aggravated nerve injury in my left hip that was caused by my son’s birth and renewed by my daughter last week. I’m also under strict orders from my doctor not to do any strenuous exercises for six weeks. This means that I won’t be able to post any results from post-pregnancy exercises for a little while, but that doesn’t mean I can’t plan.

For my next few posts, I’d like to explore some different exercises targeting different areas that tend to gain weight during pregnancy, or where the loss of muscle tone tends to be the most obvious. I’d love to hear from anyone who would like to see specific areas targeted, or who have some ideas for specific problem areas. Result stories are always a wonderful thing!

Once I’ve recovered sufficiently to try out these exercises myself, I intend to post my own starting point, and then revisit all the different exercises discussed and see how well each works, and how quickly.