I'm 8 weeks pp after having an emergency c-section. I'm able to get around pretty well now but still a bit sensitive around the incision. I want to lose about 35 lbs to get back to my pre-baby weight. I'm scared to do anything like sit-ups or harsh exercises though. I'm also breastfeeding so cutting calories is not an option. any suggestions for getting back in shape? what did you do?
For the first six weeks I just took walks with the baby....also eating healthy. After six weeks I got the clear from my OB to excercise again....the elliptical was great and helped me take off the rest of the baby weight.
It took me 2 years post emergency c-section to even start losing weight, then it came off really quickly. I went off of birth control because I realized the hormone factor was not enabling me to lose anything. That, combined with the South Beach diet and I lost 20 pounds in 4 months that had previously refused to budge no matter how hard I exercized or how I ate.
I had a c-section a year ago and have lost 40 pounds. I did the 24 day challenge with advocare. They have one for breast feeding Mom's as well. It also have me a ton of energy I didn't have before. Eating healthy I'd number one. Good luck :-)