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The tortoise and the hare...

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Well, I'm back on a fitness plan, but it's a very modified one as I had a c-section 6 weeks ago. I'm also breastfeeding and apparently it's better to lose weight very slowly so it doesn't affect the quality of the milk. My doctor has given me the ok to exercise 3 times per week for 20-30 minutes. We'll see how that goes and then build up from there.

My stubborn personality has a hard time with needing to start so slowly, but I know I need to be patient with myself and do what is healthiest for me and for my son. I am happy to be participating fully on Sparkpeople again, and I'm finally starting to feel like a fully functioning human being again!

Sleep is a rare and precious thing with a 6 week old baby to look after, but I'm doing my best to get as much as I can. I nap when hubby is home and at night I manage to get about 7 hours but it is broken up into 2-3 hour chunks. Ronan is starting to sleep for longer stretches, so I'm hoping that I'll be down to one early morning feeding sometime in the next month or two.

I'm also enjoying my time off from work. It's helping me gain some perspective on the kind of job I'd like to have. I'm trying to figure out if I can make my current job more enjoyable somehow or if I should take the leap now and start my own business or look for a different place to work.

Anyway, I'm happy to be getting back in the game and I look forward to catching up with all of you!
Take care,
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  • no profile photo IRISH_AGUIRRE
    Thanks for the update. So glad you are enjoying the time home with your precious boy. Sleep will return eventually. As my hubby & I have said for the past 12 years, sleep it highly overrated! (Very tongue in cheek, because I need serious sleep each day.)
    3181 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Glad you are back ---he's quite the handsome little fella. Take it slow as you get back on track.
    3181 days ago
  • YICHE12
    I'm so happy to see you back Hilshy! Missed you...

    Your plan sounds good. With a C-section, you have to take it easy for a while yet. It seems as though your doctor is good because I do like his advice. Build up slowly...

    Hugs to you and Ronan,

    Lise (aka Yiche12)
    3182 days ago
    Enjoy your new baby....they are sooooadorable. I have a 4 months old grandson that I just can't seem to get enough of.
    3182 days ago
    Your off to a great start, listen to your doctor! emoticon
    3182 days ago
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