Losing the baby fat??

Nicole - posted on 06/06/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Well i gave birth to my son almost 3 months ago. I felt horrible for two months following( soreness...and the time to heal the battle wounds lol) But now im starting to feel more into a schedule. My little one sleeps maybe 2 hours during the day so i need to helpful tips. It hard to do much with this little man always wanting my attention but i am looking for good ideas to help me lose my baby fat. Does anyone have any ideas? has it worked for you? I weigh about 140 pounds and want to shed some weight on my thighs butt and tummy. Anyone have any helpful suggestions?

thanks

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Kimberley - posted on 06/07/2009

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i had a c section so founf it hard to exercise after my son was born i now make sure that i go for a walk everyday with my son in his pram he loves being out and about and it has helped me lose nearly all my weight and tone up a bit.

Katie - posted on 06/07/2009

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a home work out is always a good choice - like a workout dvd you can do whilst your baby is sleeping. Also try going for a long walk every day - good for you and great for your baby to get fresh air.

Jerri - posted on 06/07/2009

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I gained 120 pounds during my pregnacy, my son is now 17 months old and I shed about 60 pounds just from water weight and swelling. Then the fun part began, I would suggest light exersice and a no carb diet, and watch the weight fall off!!!! That means no starch ( milk, bread, fruit, pasta, potatoes, rice) you can have any green veggie and meat and cheese, its hard to stick to and its not a quick fix it is a way of like change you habits and you will change your life, good luck.

Rosie - posted on 06/06/2009

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Well if it helps any it took me a while to get the energy and the time to get serious about losing my baby fat. I have ALWAYS struggled with my weight and was activley working out before my pregnancy. and somewhat durign my 1st and 2nd trimester. Now my little man is 1 1/2 and im dowe 20lbs from my PRE pregnancy weight. I had to start doing a class at my gym. but it took so long because , your right, they consume so much of your time. And when it does slow down, you, well at least I, had mommy guilt about leaving him.

So to sum up..IMO,it took 9months to put it on, dont feel bad if its not off in 3!

Julia - posted on 06/06/2009

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i find pilates really worked/s for me. it definitely helps to tone up the muscle. but since your joints may still be loose due to hormones, i would say start simple. i started talking nice long walk with the baby at around 3 months, when it was his nap time before i really went crazy with exercising. it's the most natural way to keep fit and your baby gets nice fresh air! but exercise DVDs have been my saving grace when it comes to loosing the extra baby pounds and toning up. DVDs mean that i can pause them to check on him if needed, or i can do them any time of the day (when he naps/has gone to bed/hasn't gotten up yet).

I'm going to start checking out a class in my city that is an exercise class for mommies and babies. it gets babies involved in the exercise and you get to have a work out. a lot of these classes are based around yoga too, so it eases your body back into stretching. maybe there is something similar offered in your area?

good luck! i know my weight was really sticking on until about a couple of weeks ago (my boy is 6 months old). i just started noticing my hard work paying off. plus my doctor told me that nothing would really budge until the 6 month mark anyway (something else to do with hormones urgh! ha!). i just fit into my slimmer jeans today! just goes to show, it is possible! ha!

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