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EMILYJVG SparkPoints: (10,725)
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2/3/12 12:33 P

Congrats! 1. If you can, BREASTFEED. It makes you more conscious of your nutrition. Its a free 500 calories a day!!! Also, babies that are breastfed tend to struggle less with weight as an adult. Check out the sugar in most formula. 2. Fill that water cup and drink every time you nurse/feed baby. You get your water in quick. 3. Find a mommy exercise group. There are these stroller clubs that are fun. There are also some exercises you can do with your babe. Good Luck. THINK HEALTHY. Attitude is everything.

JANJANA87 Posts: 41
2/2/12 10:04 A

Congratulations on your newborns, ABLACK2011 and MEGZY6001902!!!! Exciting!!! My advice is to start small, track your calories, if you are breastfeeding then you know you will need more calories. Then work in exercise as you can, maybe go on a walk together with baby in the stroller or attached to you, or exercise to a dvd or with home equipment while baby sleeps. emoticon

When my daughter was first born, she loved to go for walks either in the pack or in the stroller, she just loved being outside and it normally lead to a nap for her, while I got to destress and get some fresh air. The calories were hard for me to track when I was breastfeeding as I was so worried I wouldnt eat enough and my supply would go down. Remember to drink lots of water!!

You guys can do this!!! Good Luck!!!

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (193,951)
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2/2/12 5:57 A

Unfortunately, I think the #1 tip to being healthy with a young baby is to have your unbreakable habits in place: if you know how to make good eating choices and fit in exercise in a busy schedule pre-preg, it's fairly simple to do it after.

Try to plan your meals, have an arsenal of fast healthy recipes, and schedule times to work out.

When my son was a newborn, I'd get up and exercise in the early morning before he woke up, regardless of how much sleep i got the night before. I had some *really* meaningful goals laid out for me (photo shoot in an internationally recognized running magazine) so it was SUPER important that I get the workouts in, NO MATTER WHAT. Some days I'd have to exercise even though I would have gone to bed at 1 am, back up again at 3:30 to run. It kind of sucked, but hey, you get over it. As for barely having the motivation to get dressed, it was also important to me that I did not spend the entire day dressed in PJs (also helped that I went back to work after a month), and I don't really get how people say they can't find the time to even shower. Newborns sleep. A LOT. Showers don't take that long!

Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 2/2/2012 (06:03)
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2/1/12 6:28 P

I can totally relate. I had my baby 4 months ago and I breastfed for 12 weeks. As soon as I quit breastfeeding my weight loss just completely stopped. Last week I started a fitness bootcamp at a local gym. I already feel better after a week and it did wonders for my motivation. Taking a big leap like that really helped me.... and I since I'm a stay at home mom, I really enjoy the "baby free" time.
I applaud you for wanting to get started this soon, I could barely get dressed at 7.5 weeks ;) Best of luck to you!

ABLACK2011 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/20/12 3:02 P

We are in the same boat. I gave birth to a son 6 wks ago this coming Monday and am breastfeeding as I I don't know that I can contribute much at this point without knowing more about you and your situation. I just completed 7 minutes on the treadmill until he decided to cry. He wants held all the time and it can be very frustrating to try to carve out anytime for yourself. If you are interested, let's be friends and maybe we can help eachother through. We are both nearly at the same weight although I'm about 5 pounds heavier than you. I'm not sure how many kgs that is :-)

MEGZY6001902 Posts: 63
1/15/12 5:24 P

Hi all,
I just had a my little girl 7.5 weeks ago and need to get back on track with my eating and get back into exercising.
How do I get back on track with eating healthy and exercising with a newborn?
My diet went out the window while pregnant because of morning sickness so pretty much ate what i could keep down for the first trimester but never got back on track once i felt better.
I have lost 14kg since giving birth so are now 8kg under my pre-pregnancy weight but thats just post-partum weight loss which has now stalled.
Any advice would be great.

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