I used to be quite a competitive runner and then became pregnant in July of last year. It was quite a difficult pregnancy that resulted in me not exercising after August. I gave birth via c section on 20th March to a gorgeous little one.
I was given the ok to exercise at my six week app two weeks ago. I then did nothing due to be totally knackered due to this little bundle of joy..... but finally got myself out to do parkrun on Sat. I know that may sound a lot but I used to regularly run marathons and do track work etc. I dragged myself around via walk/run in 39 mins but totally loved it.
I am off work until September with my baby but am struggling with the usual new mum thing of being exhausted. I can only run either at 0600 or 1800 when my husband gets back (although I am exhausted) BUT I am determined to do this.
I was shocked by how much fitness I have lost... all. I ached after Sat until today (Wed). I have also put on so much weight I feel just awful about myself. I am finding it hard to get time to make good food for myself and the time has come to change. I miss the feeling of being healthy and fit. I miss racing and running.
So... this is me nailing my colours to the wall (is that an expression... mast possibly?)
Any other parents or such who are struggling and trying get back to basics I would love to hear from you.
My plan is to take is slowly - a couple of a miles at a time with parkrun every Sat. Not to be too hard on myself and to nourish my body again. No drastic changes in diet, just to eat well and try to relax.
If anyone fancies joining me on this then I look forward to hearing from you