I gained 60 lbs. during my pregnancy with my son and lost a little of it during breastfeeding. When my son was about a year old, I started doing one of Jillian Michaels' workouts and lost about 25 lbs but I haven't been doing it in a while. Now, I sometimes go to the YMCA to workout early in the morning and run but I haven't been doing it consistently enough to see any results so I think I am going to add some natural diet pills and see if that would maximize my weight loss results. I don't really have that much to lose really, I was 134 before I had my son and now I am 154. Most of the fat is in my belly but that is also the most dangerous place to carry fat so that is a main concern for me...
I recently had my boy in february and i lost 20 pounds in the first two weeks by breast feeding. now that he is 2 months old i still need to lose another 15 to be back to my pre-baby weight...although my goal is to go beyond that! I didnt start exercising till he was 8 weeks since i had a c-section. i was told to wait a little longer. Right now i am working out in my home using the EA Active program on my Wii...I love that i can do all these exercises without having to go to a gym. no one is watching me nor do i have to worry about dropping the baby off with someone. I have lost 5 pounds with the wii and Ive been watching what im eating. I strongly suggest it to a mom who can't really leave the house for an hour a day or to someone who has more then one kid. You can put it on pause while you go feed your baby then pick up right where you left off.
Those pills may help for a week buts its not a long term solution. Like the other post, its best to use exercise and diet to reach your goal. :-) good luck!
as for the pooch...it may have gotten smaller but its no way near being gone. I HATE it. I wasnt skinny when I got pregnant so its just another reminder of how much weight I need to lose.
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losing the weight seemed to be the easiest thing about having a newborn...due to the exhaustion...I gained 20 lbs. and had a c-section with my now 18 mo. old son... it probably took about a month total to lose the weird scar flab and extra baby lbs...I think that the fact that i rarely had time to eat played a big part...that coupled with exhaustion pretty much melted my lbs. right away...also i put my son in his stoller and walked around my neiborhood all the time- he loved the motion and sometimes it was the only thing to get him to sleep, so i loved it too My advice is to keep healthy food in the house, eat in moderation, and walk and play with your baby as much as possible!
Breastfeeding is the best start to losing baby weight... And you start immediately after birth. When a woman breastfeeds exclusively her body has to work hard to produce milk, therefore burning calories. It burns about 500 calories a day. While breastfeeding a woman needs to eat healthily but also less than while pregnant. Also once the postpartum recovery is over it's good to go on walks, half and hour to and hour a day. As well as the walks it's good to get on an eliptical machine and do it for at least 20 mins. Before I had gotten pregnant I was a size 4 and 128 lbs. The day I gave birth to my daughter I was 169 lbs. After exclusively breastfeeding and going on walks daily and doing the eliptical I got to be 119 lbs and a size 2. All that happened by the time she was 8 months old. I believe that I would never have gotten to be a size 2 had I not breastfed.
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i've had 4 c-sections (first was an emergency and after that i was never allowed a vbac)... my kids are 6, 4, 3, and almost 2. after my first 2 i didn't really exercise much and it took me almost a full year to lose the baby weight both times... i had gained about 35lbs during both of those pregnancies. after my 3rd it was stress from her medical issues that played a big part in me loosing the baby weight (gained about 30lbs during that pregnancy) by the time she was 5 months old. at that time we became pregnant w/ our 4th. i gained the same amount of weight the 4th time and owe loosing the baby weight this time through breastfeeding and exercising!!! i exercise regularly although have never been to a gym (w/ 4 kids i don't have the time, lol)... i have different types of workouts i do at home.
I was in the army as active duty when I had both my sons. I was fresh out of basic and ait and at 136 lbs I felt awesome. I gained 60 lbs with my first son and had him naturally, unfortunately 2 months after having him ( only losing about 20 lbs after delivery ) I found out I couldn't get into real shape because I was pregnant again ( something their father found to be hilarious ) . after I had my second son I found out I was deploying 4 months after having him so I wasn't able to start real pt right away until I got in country. I got up to 211 at delivery with my second son and by the time I left for Iraq I was down to 180. needless to say I shocked a lot of people I worked with who knew what I looked pre-babies so that was semi helpful in motivation. in the army they only give you 6 months to get back in shape, so a month after I got there I was way behind. it took me 7 months to go from 180-145. I was running 4 miles every other day and working on my nonexistent ABS the rest of the time. lack of all the tempting foods I loved and the motivation to wear my prepregnancy uniforms the day I got back stateside helped a lot. now I'm pregnant with my baby girl and have gained a ton of weight again, but once I pop her little behind out I'm gonna bust my hump to fit back in my 7s.
No matter what exercise program you do, make sure to be careful for the first 6-8 months after delivery - it can take that long for your ligaments to shrink back down to normal size (they stretch a lot during pregnancy), and it is really easy to injure yourself. I know this from experience - my doctor didn't warn me about this and cleared me to go back to all regular activity 6 weeks after my c-section. I ended up with a rotated hip, irritated disc/SI joint, pain in my neck, and several other smaller injuries from trying to work out intensely with stretched ligaments - joints and bones would pop out of place because everything was so loose (think of an overstretched rubber band). I am finally mostly back to normal (baby is almost 8 months now) - I had to go through months of physical therapy and still have a slight limp, but didn't do any major damage because I stopped in time. My physical therapist was the only person who mentioned the stretched ligaments to me - she had gone through the same thing and had a similar injury. We want to lose the weight quickly, but if we overdo it and get injured to the point that we can't exercise at all, what good is that doing? My case is an extreme one - most people don't end up with ligaments stretched out as much as mine (I am very short and I think that played a major role), so you should be fine to start exercise soon after delivery - just take it slow and don't hurt yourself!
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