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I am 5 weeks PP and my dr has cleared me for non-strenuous exercise. I want to start going walking but between feeding, diaper changes, exhaustion, and avoiding LO getting sunburnt, I have no time!
When do you exercise? do you take LO with you?
I started walking one week pp. I started running at 4.5 weeks after my appointment. I don't have a lot of time for it, so I have been doing a Jillian Micheals video in the morning when she takes a long nap. I also try to fit in addition strength training during the nap. In the afternoon, I sometimes take a walk with LO in the car seat/stroller combo. She naps or looks around.
It is hard to get a workout in - I don't' do it every day.
I started running when LBB was 3 weeks old. DH took off the entire month of October, so when I started back, DH was home to watch the baby.
Now that DH is back at work, I've had to compromise with my running I prefer to run outside, but it's so dark when he gets home from work. So I do my longer runs on the weekend outside, and during the week I go to the gym when he gets home from work and run on the treadmill. I added strength training back in this week since I'm going to the gym anyway.
LBD129:I'm unmotivated. Sigh.
We also started doing walks the day we came home from the hospital. We put baby in the carrier and go on hikes with our toddler. We normally do a few miles... maybe 2-3.
I will be cleared this week for exercise and plan on starting to run again, on the treadmill.
About it, though. Other than running 3-4x weekly, I've never been very big on exercise long term-wise.