My little girl is nine weeks old today so I’m still not too fussed about losing weight as it hasn’t been that long since I gave birth. However, I barely have any clothes that fit and I have been reduced to wearing three things (four if you include my nightie) for the past few months.
I have finally started to feel a lot better after having the baby and I can walk for a fair distance without hurting. My lower back and pelvis are still not quite there but I’m doing a lot better. Three weeks ago, a two hour walk left me in agony and I could barely make it home. After that I took longer breaks between my outings and took it easy when I was out and about.
I feel that the time is right for some gentle exercise now as I’m getting more sleep and am able to walk for a lot longer and relatively pain free. I signed up for the Bristol 10k run a while ago. The race is on May 15 and I can’t quite imagine that I will be able to do it yet. I don’t mind if I’m standing on the sidelines when the time comes but I do think I can start with some gentle exercises that will help prepare my body for more vigorous exercise for the next race I intend to do in September.
I want to build up my core muscles and my back as a priority. I was just going to start with stomach crunches and some leg exercises that my physio had taught me last year but then I read this article by Core Strengths Studio. Stomach crunches are out and instead I am following some of the exercises mentioned in this following post (it’s the one to which the previous post links).
They seem very useful to me and I hope they help you as well (where appropriate, obviously). Let me know what you think and I’ll keep you updated on how I progress.