This is a good thing to think about! I must admit, I've been focused on trying not to get too OUT of shape during pregnancy (I'm still going to the gym - though only 1-2 times a week, and I just ordered a prenatal yoga video!). But after the baby comes, I'm sure it'll be hard to find time to exercise. I'm planning to do a lot of baby-wearing and going for walks - this should probably help...
I am already planning as well. I am 29-30 weeks and have gained 22 pounds. I hope I am able to stay at or under the high end of the recommended (35 pounds). I plan on breast feeding and eating super healthy, but frequently while doing that (whole grains, proteins, fruits/veggies low fat dairy). I have stairs in my house, so I plan on using the bathroom upstairs instead of downstairs and not bringing all the baby supplies down from his room. Going back up individually to keep me moving while I am home. Once I get my clearance at 6 weeks I plan on walking/jogging on my treadmill, walking at the beautiful Marina with the baby near my house, or going to the gym when hubby gets off work. I am hoping to be back to normal within 4-6 months.
im going to be breastfeeding so i think that is a big help. i dont really plan on going crazy with diet and exercise. i am on my way to gaining 45 lbs at birth though. i am 25 weeks and have gained 28 lbs. i plan on being back to size after 6 months so if things are going slow, ill have to try harder after 3 months or so.
Oh, and I do have this very sexy red dress that I would like to be in by my birthday (in Jan) as an incentive!
I havn't gained that much weight so far with this pregnancy, but I was over weight before this pregnancy (this is baby #4) and have a tendacy to have trouble losing weight or even gaining a little after the pregnancy. I am planning on breastfeeding also, and i want to try and stay in pretty good shape while i'm pregnant, I am not working out regularly, but i do go for walks with the kid's a lot and we go on family bike rides, and now that it's getting pretty hot here we are going to start swimming on a regular basis. after i have the baby I am planning on continuing the walk and upping how much and how long, and alowly building up my work out plan. my biggest worry is trying to stick with it since it's going to get a little busy when school start since I will have 4 children under 7 and i am a college student!
I have only gained 10lbs so far as I am running after my 19 month old son. I dont think I am going to have an issue losing the weight as I will be breastfeeding and running after a toddler. Also I was back to 98lb 6 weeks after Fionn was born.
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I am planning on walking a lot this summer with the little one. I also am going to breast feed- hoping that will also help. After I get claered at my 6 week apt. I will be back to the gym ,and working out with my WII fit. I really hope I can loose the weight in 6 month or so. I really miss working out!
I haven't thought much about it yet. I'm going to try breastfeeding, I know that helps. I'm sure going back to work full-time will help also. Other than that, I'll just give it time. I usually lose most of the weight within a year or so.