Posts Tagged ‘kids’
Almost three months ago, 11 weeks to be exact, I gave birth to my third adorable little boy. Unfortunately, it was also my third C-section in four years.
I have a terrible time trying to sit still for the period advised by doctors after giving birth by C-section, and this third go around was no exception. But really, when one has a 21 month old and a three year old, sitting around for 4-6 weeks with no climbing stairs, vacuming, or heavy lifting is completely unrealistic. I think I took about a day and a half off and then it was back to life as usual.
Then, 2 weeks after my doctor gave me the go ahead to start exercising, Mike and I decided ot train for a marathon. This was actually quite an undertaking because for the 10 months of my pregnancy, other than chasing my kids around and doing housework, my idea of exercise was sitting in front of The Biggest Loser enjoying a bowl of ice cream while I watched everyone else sweat.
Mike’s request for me to train with him has really been a great incentive for me to push past the initial wall that comes with exercising after having a baby. It got me up and out the door, on my way to burning off the last 15 pounds of weight I need to lose, and running sure helps with flattening the awful C-section belly that is a beast to get rid of.
The unfortunate part of exercising so hard core right now is that I can no longer pull the pregnancy card and gripe and whine about being tired, or justify eating alot of junk that calls my name. However, striving for such a big postpartum goal will ensure that I get back to my healthy self and fight the complacency in looking after one’s self that comes when you are constantly looking after your family.
Seeking to fully live,