I don't have too much free time around here these days (apart from the few minutes here and there that I use for eating, showers and washing the dishes); however, during the short stretches I do have, I decided that one of my top priorities will be getting back to a regular exercise routine. I feel well enough for a short and gentle daily workout.
I gained 15 kilos during my pregnancy, which is a lot for someone who used to be only 55 kilos. I don't know exactly how much I weigh right now, but I'm not too concerned about it yet. I'm not at all into calorie-counting - just good, wholesome, balanced food, which is important to any breastfeeding mom anyway. Since all my baby eats is produced by me, I must be properly and healthily nourished.
What bothers me more is the flabbiness in the stomach, waist and hips area. It's not something that can be noticed when I'm dressed, but I feel I ought to gradually work on stengthening those muscles, for my well-being and for the sake of my husband.
Various sources encourage women to wait longer, perhaps even a couple of months, before starting to exercise. However, in a few months I just might be pregnant again... and in case I experience a rough first trimester once more, I want to have a sort of head start. Of course, I realize I must be very attentive to my body, careful not to do anything that can be painful or cause potential trauma.
What about you ladies? How soon after giving birth do you normally start working out, and which exercises are your favorite for getting back in shape?
You can find many postpartum exercise videos on YouTube, such as this one.