Getting in shape after baby (or anytime)

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Baby Essentials, Gadgets

Last year, I started an exercise plan after realizing those pesky 5 pounds of remaining baby weight were not going to magically disappear into thin air. (Trust me, I tried the sitting on the couch and eating cookies method, and it did NOT work. Imagine that!)

I needed to find something that I could do with Wito, so I decided to buy a jogging stroller and start a running plan. In the past, I've been the first to say, "Oh, I'm not a runner. My body doesn't adapt well, my knees hurt, shin splints, etc." Truth is, I had never attempted a paced running plan. I always tried to run a mile from the get-go, resulting in the above mentioned ailments.

Until I heard about the Couch to 5K program. And people, I can not sing its praises enough. I started as a complete running novice, and in 9 weeks, was running 3 miles with a stroller without stopping. Pretty amazing, if you ask me.

If you are looking for an exercise plan this new year, I highly suggest checking C25K out.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.