I found after my first c-section that with breast feeding and walking that at about 5-6mths the weight started to drop off me. Swimming is a great way to get fit, I'm going to give it a try soon too. I've had 3 c-section and with each it has become harder and harder to lose the weight. I totally relate to the tummy being bigger than your boobs bit, that's where I'm at now. I hate most of my cloths because they don't hide it well enough. They say that it takes 9-12mths for the body to fully recover from a pregnancy, so don't put too much pressure on yourself to get the weight off. Make sure if you do any water exercise or swimming that it's only light exercise at first, because you don't want to over do it and hurt yourself. Walking is great and walking with a friend makes the time go so quick. A friend of mine who has physical disabilities said that if you cann't get outside because it's too cold, go to you local shopping centre or supermarket and walk up and down each isle even if you don't need anything. Reducing portion size is a great way to lose weight. A chick I know said she lost heaps of weight when she first moved here because she only had kids size plates to eat off. So she served up enough to fill a kids plate and stopped herself from snacking.
Good luck with the weight loss and be kind to yourself:)
Thanks so much for that. Will be starting my zumba class, so looking forward to that. And will start walking around the mall more haha! We are only 20 minutes walk to our mall - so nice and close to walk there.
Hi there, I'm the same its been 5 weeks since I had my CS and I still look like I'm three months pregnant with the ugly 'overhang' bit, I've read about different toning exercises you can do to fix it and have been told you have to get onto it early but no improvement as yet which is frustrating as I am eating healthy and getting out for walks when I can. Does anyone have any tips for toning up??
Also I am still very tender in my lower abdominal area after 5 weeks is this normal? its sore to press and I still get pinching and shooting pains from time to time. Going back to obstetrician next week but wonder if this is normal?
I think even this early on it can be a bit tender. Mine was too. But it shouldn't be painful I don't think. Maybe go to your GP?