Question by -amc-: Earliest you can start vigorous exercise routine post-baby?
I am due in March and have a beach vacation planned for July! I was wodering how early most mom’s started a workout routine post-baby? I am planning on breastfeeding which I’ve heard is helpful to shed baby weight. Any other ideas/tips?
Answer by sunkistblues
Don’t do anything vigorous until at least 6 weeks after the baby is born, but really you should only do very light exercises until 3 months after the baby is born. I used a great exercise DVD, “Erin O’Brien’s Postnatal Rescue” that really helped me get back into shape. You can get it on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Postnatal-Rescue-Erin-OBrien/dp/B000NVKZUQ
I also suggest walking – it’s easy to do, is very healthy, sheds fat and you can do it with your baby!:)
Good luck! The weight comes off quickly, especially if you are breastfeeding (I did too). Just make sure you wait until your back is straight again before doing any major exercising. You don’t want to mess up your back – it’s not worth it.
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