Hi everyone, I had to give up running when I was pregnant but started running again in the evnings when he was 8 weeks old. I need to run to keep my sanity after spending the day with the baby and my three year old. No matter how tired I feel when I go out, I always feel better when I get back. This is despite the broken nights sleep and the fact that I am a zombie for half the morning. I don't usually run until around 8 or 9pm when at least one child is asleep (my husband can't cope with two at once) but I spend all day looking forwards to time on my own to get some fresh air and watch the sunset.
I also have a Zipper baby jogger and would recommend them - they are not cheap but are very light and you can stear with one hand even with a three year old sitting in it. I haven't had a chance to use it for running yet and I have to say I prefer to go out on my own. They are however really for exercise, whether walking or running, and are useless for carrying shopping, if it rains etc.
Hi everyone. Two tips that really work:- (1) don't buy and keep things in the house that are temping and bad for you eg cakes, sweet biscuits, pies - if you fancy one, go out and buy just one or two and not a whole load. (2)Eat small amounts but much more often - I eat breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and supper. All of these are smallish meals. Provided you make sensible food choices you will find you will eat much less overall because you don't get so hungry that you eat too much in one go. I also find that going for a run at my "danger pig out" time in the evening stops me overeating. Good luck.
I have just started running again after giving birth 3 months ago. All the walk run programmes seem too easy as I can easily run for 30 minutes at a time. I am however worried about doing too much too soon due to the risk of injury (I am about 10 pounds overweight and have previously suffered from knee and foot pain). Anyone got any tips??