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how do it get it back!!

Monday, January 07, 2013

before I became pregnant I was in the best shape in my life since sports in high school. Due to some pregnancy complications I was pretty much on bed rest most of my pregnancy then on my back in the hospital for over a week in the hospital and just baack and forth to the hospital for 2 months while baby was in the hospital.. anyways my question is how do i start again how do i start running again and get back what i had?
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  • SAM_I_AM_2K
    Slow and steady. Do what you can, when you can. It is really hard with little ones - I started running after my two go to bed (since DH was home then and could easily take over as needed) - but it's hard. My kids are 4 and 6 now and it's still hard!
    But, if you're committed to it, you can do it. You can also incorporate your little one into your workouts... do tummy time with you while you do pushups and sit ups... use them as a weight to work out your arms (carefully and safely of course).
    Good luck and CONGRATULATIONS!
    3119 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4589384
    I have still not figured this out for myself yet, but here's what 's been working for me....I focus now on doing 10 minutes here and there throughout the day. Some days I can manage to get a real workout in and some days I can't. So like last night I knew I'd be watching TV and I just used the commercial breaks to work out. Every commercial I'd do something different - jumping jacks, burpees, mountain climbers, etc...something high intensity. I don't know how much sleep you're able to get with the little one but I would definitely focus on getting your sleep too! Even if you can't sleep during the day, use his nap time to go rest yourself.

    Also, I have come to terms that for this season of my life I just don't have the time to devote to running like I used to. Sure, I may have a good day here and there where I can leave the baby with dad and get a good hour's run in, but it's the exception, not the rule. I focus more now on making sure I stay within my calorie range. It's easier to just not eat certain things than it is to burn the calories.

    I hope that helps. Also, ask God and he may show you creative solutions! :D
    3126 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2013 4:39:38 PM
  • no profile photo CD11172095
    First of all, Congratulations Mom!! The only quip that I can give you , bacause I never did have this happen to me, is, and no pun intended, it will be all baby steps and bunny hops to get back to your earlier workout routine! Best of luck on/ in your journey!
    3126 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2013 2:55:02 PM
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