• E
  • Federal Way, United States
  • 3 months 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.
  • S
  • Croydon, Australia
  • 6 days ago

I waited far too long to get back into it the earlier the better not just for your health but your mental state. Find a gym with a crèche and get going 2 to 3 times per week don’t over commit yourself

  • J
  • Henderson, United States
  • 17 days ago

I worked out at home for the first 12 weeks and then went when my husband or our sitter was home. I actually lost most of my baby weight with walking eating right and at home workout programs. The gym was just to get to that next level again! You’ve got it!

  • K
  • Meridian, United States
  • 22 days ago

I worked out my whole pregnancy and I tried getting back into right at the 6 week mark. My body was NOT ready. My son still wasn’t sleeping well and I feel like it caused more harm than good. I ended up just doing yoga. Building some strength but it was high intensity. Every body’s needs are different🤗❤️

  • M
  • Oceanside, United States
  • 24 days ago

I started getting more into running with a stroller after having my son and I joined a stroller strides group with other moms who wanted to workout in a group but didn’t want to leave their baby in daycare yet.

  • A
  • Leichhardt, Australia
  • a month ago

Please try to be careful with your return to the gym. I went back to doing light weights a few weeks after birth (only what I was doing during pregnancy as per hospital guidance and no impact activities like running or jumping) which was fine. But after my 6 week doctor check I asked if I could return to running and the doctor said yes. After a week of activity I had prolapse. So please learn from my mistakes and ease back into it and get a physio to give the ok after first checking your pelvic floor muscles.

  • A
  • East Orange, United States
  • a month ago

Oh no! I hope your PFPT is helping with better strategies

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