Lets Be Honest...


Before Grace was born I had unrealistic expectations of how running would be after delivery. I  saw other moms walking, running and exercising days after delivering. I however, had a completely different situation. Due to breaking my tailbone during delivery, I could not walk for weeks farther than the mailbox. I was heartbroken! Actually more than heartbroken, devastated. You see running is my outlet, stress reliever, "Katie time" and relaxer. 

Around 6 weeks after Grace being born I was able to walk a little bit further and everyday was a little different. When Grace was 3 months old I began running again. 

Being a new momma there are a lot of factors you have to take in account before running: nursing or pumping, wearing two sports bras, how much or little sleep you are running on, weather for the little one, water (I don't know about you, but I was SOOO thirsty while nursing), and extra weight you are carrying - both on your body and in the stroller. 


I finally had to come to the realization that any amount of running I could fit in was better than nothing! I began running and walking for 45 minutes 3 days a week and working out to an video 2 days a week. Then if I had a chance on the weekend and Michael could babysit I would head out by myself and run as hard as I could. I really was not able to run like myself until after I finished nursing. (around the time Grace was 12 months)

I know everyone's experience in different, but that is my story. 

If you have recently just had a baby, remember that this time only lasts for a short while. You will become yourself again, but better!

ps. There is only 2 days left for the giveaway!

4 comments:

  1. OMG I can't believe you broke your tailbone and are not running again! One strong momma! :)

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  2. This is good to hear! I used to love running... Craved running! Now it seems running is not conducive with nursing :/ it is starting to get a little better now. I just have to figure out how to run with a dog and a stroller OR get over leaving Christian at the gym day care...

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    1. I am glad this post was encouraging! I have read so many posts of moms getting right back into exercising and losing all their baby weight in 6 weeks!!! Great for them, but that was so far from my experience. Hang in there!!

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Hi! I'm Katie. Wife to Michael. Mom to Grace, David Michael & Emma. Christ Follower. Runner. Stay at home mommy.
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