• E
  • Federal Way, United States
  • a year ago

When did you start going back to the gym?

I am 3 weeks postpartum with my second and want to start working out again. The only thing holding me back is that I don’t want to leave him at the gyms daycare. I bring my son out in public, but I don’t let strangers get too close to me. For all the crazy fitness addicted moms did you wait? I know that I could do stay at home work outs and walk outside, but I’ll be honest I am not going to do that. Before baby life I was a fitness freak and when I work out I like to go to the gym.
  • B
  • WA, US
  • a month ago

Take your time. It took 38-40+ weeks in some cases to build a human being. Take time and let yourself rest, recovery.. start gentle and be kind to yourself and your body. I’m all for getting back in shape as a Mom of 5-yes 5! But even I had to recognize there are natural priorities of which sleep, nutrition, self care follow the birth of a baby.

  • S
  • CA
  • 5 months ago

Doctors say to wait 6 weeks but can go for walks

  • P
  • Corpus Christi, USA
  • 6 months ago

6weeks is the point you can start to exercise but its should still be light exercise no HITT training or weights. Not until 3-6 months after birth should you be going to a gym. A lot of muscles in the abdomen need a long time to recover after birth. Once you start the gym you can have the stroller next to you as long as it isn’t blocking anything and you kid is well behaved. Give them some good one on one attention before going to the gym and it can help them be okay while you are there not to have you’re full attention for a bit and just check in with them after each set.

  • S
  • Fredericksburg, United States
  • 8 months ago

I started going to the gym after 5 weeks

  • C
  • OK, US
  • 10 months ago

8 weeks is when my gym daycare takes newborns. (They get their shots at 6 weeks if u want them too) good enough. For me i have an older child so i trust the ladies there(being going there awhile)

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