(Closed) Post Baby weight

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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2820 posts
Sugar bee

3 months isn’t all that long at all.  I think you’ll start noticing that you tone up fairly quickly soon.  I wouldn’t take any diet pills just focus on eating healthy and maybe try some light weights/situps along with exercise. Now that it’s getting nicer out maybe try to go on a few more walks too.  People often discount walking but it can do a lot and I think helped me out.  I was sore for awhile and wasn’t running fast or long so I just would walk a lot with husband and baby.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@mrsgg21:  We have a jogging stroller with an adapter for the car seat.  That’s a heavy load and makes for quite the workout.  The first time I took her out I was going literally the same pace as someone walking next to me.  But it’s a workout.  At 3 months she started being able to be entertained in the exersaucer.  I’d put on music and she’d play with the toys on her exersaucer while I rode my bike on the rollers.  I’d have to hop off and give her other stuff to distract her a couple times but could usually get around 45 minutes that way.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Quick question, are you breastfeeding? Have you been tracking your calories each day? The first few months can be such a blur that having a balanced diet and taking in enough calories to supprt breastfeeding and few hours of sleep at a time can be tricky.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@mrsgg21:  you can do a lot more than just walk with the baby.  Adding in some good heart pumping moves and strength will help you see more improvement. I did stroller classes in the park and they were awesome.  Some things we did – push stroller up hills, high knee jumps with one hand on stroller, lunges with hand on stroller, side skipping with one hand on stroller, park stroller for push ups & ab work, etc etc.   Do it for 45 minutes, stop to nurse/feed if you need to.

Or get a jump rope, it is great exercise, and add in some strength moves.

Also give yourself some time! Most of my friends saw the weight come off in the 4-6 month window, some up to about 8-9 months.  Almost all of us were still a good number of pounds from pre-baby weight/body at 3 months.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Try to not beat yourself up too much- the weight will come off! I would definitely try to add in some interval cardio to burn that belly fat; my mom had a “baby pooch” for years, and finally got rid of it by doing Jazzercise. I think getting moving is key.

If you liked to run before, a jogging stroller might be just the thing- think of how awesome your arms will get while you’re pushing that baby!

Keep at it- the weight will come off. 🙂

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