I have a lovely GP who I see and currently waiting to see my hospital consultant. I guess normally exercising is the last thing on your mind and breast feeding and being busy helps most weight come off without even thinking about it.
Is the normally some advice for getting back into exercise after being pregnant?
i have been a runner for the last 8 years, completely 5ks, 10ks, half marathons and a full marathon. I have ran through ACL reconstruction, lost 6 stone in weight and ran through the ups and downs that life throws you.
so here goes.......7 weeks ago I lost my baby boy when I was 5 1/2 months pregnant. I ran up until 16 weeks comfortably, we went for a routine scan and couldn't find his heartbeat, apparently you're not always safe after the 12 week scan!
So I'm left dealing with this grief, a stone of pregnancy weight and days of exhaustion. Running has always helped clear my head and sort out any worries I've had and I've missed it. I've been able to make it out for 2/3 short runs over the past few weeks but then start to feel tired and run down. I just can't seem to make the first positive step to get myself into a little routine to start me off again. My confidence has gone and I don't feel comfortable in my running clothes with the extra weight.
If there is a fellow runner who has been through anything like this or just anyone who could help with some advice, it would be very well appreciated.
I have ACL reconstruction 4 years ago and have run quite a few 10 milers, half maratjons and a marathon since. Best thing to do is go to a specialist running shop. I had the asics gel 3 series and am now on the asics gt series. I definately found that I need cushioning and support. Most of all find ones that you are comfortable in!
I had acl reconstruction a few years ago and was running 10k's before surgery then stepped up to half and a full marathon afterwards.
I took 8 months for a full recovery but had to build up the miles very slowly and had a great physio would gave me lots of strengthening work to do which I still do every week.
I did 6 months training last year for my first marathon so that I could take it slower, building up my milage after 2 weeks instead of one and had a 4 week cycle were I trained for 3 weeks and reduced by milage and cross trained for one.
On the LSR I used biofreeze when it swelled (only badly once were I couldn't bend my knee at all for a few hours), used compression tights and lay down with my legs up against a wall for 10 minutes after a run to allow the swelling to drain.
Strengthening work is the key to marathon training especially after acl reconstruction. However, I think it would be a big ask for you to do a marathon but you know your body!