Why don't you try different walking, like walking up and down hills, or swimming or something different? What about bike riding?
Pilates can be great to build lean muscle and help burn fat by building your muscles. Just be sure to tell the instuctor that you have a weaker floor so that they can modify certain moves for you.
I would definitely listen about the running and lifting weights though. I am never supposed to do them again now, and I need surgery.
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30-04-2012 16:10 #11
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30-04-2012 16:18 #12
I woudl speak to a p.t who specialises in post-natal health. there are many you can do, but most of them need to be motified. you still have relaxin being produced (although a lot less) and it takes a full 12mths for all muscles to return to pre-pregnancy makeup (like the chemical/hormones etc). There are many exercises you can do that actually damage your pelvic floor and other joints and muscles.
But certainly most exercise can be done, albiet it a little differently to usual.
30-04-2012 16:24 #13
Hi Kim - don't have much advice in the way of exercise cause all I have time for is walking. I can say with the weight loss is that it will happen. I put on 25kg and while I still have about 8kg to loose, I found that even without full on exercise it has gradually been coming off - like another poster said - 9 months on - 9 months off.
Best thing I did was buy a fabulous pair of jeans that fitted me - I felt great, no muffin top or belly pop and just enjoy your baby - the rest will fall into place :-)
30-04-2012 22:27 #14
Just thought I'd add, you will probably be seeing a midwife/child health nurse sometime soon for a baby check-up anyway, so if you do ask them about recommended exercises. Mine gave me a booklet with exercises that were modified for women who'd recently given birth. Those would probably be okay for you, but as PPs have said, make sure you check. Weight will come off eventually, but going too fast against medical advise can cause damage that isn't so easy to fix.
01-05-2012 16:34 #15
Hi just thought I would come back an repost! I am 6 wks PP now and I just started post natel physio classes today and they said all women should avoid any high impact activity for at least 3 - 6 months and u should never ever do a situp or crunch ever again! I nearly fell over apparently later on in the classes they will demonstrate how to exercise ur abdominal muscles! They said that doin situps can cause vaginal prolapses!
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I think 4 months is a decent period for big weight loss. Had I tried to speed up the process, my boobs would've gone from a C to an A with the blink of an eye and DS would have been a very hungry bubba
01-05-2012 17:52 #17Senior Member
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Far out never do a sit up again seems rough but yeh i don't want to cause any major problems.
Im glad i posted the question its made me not want to do anything but walking for a long time.. Its not worth it by the sounds of it..
Sorry to hear about your prolaspe tiny..
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