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July 25th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Is it ok to start running at 6 weeks PP or it is best to get cleared by my doctor?
I have lost more than half of my weight and now it is time to get rid of my extra 20lb. I am 5.5 weeks PP, have been taking long fast walks for weeks now and wondering if it would be a good time to start running.
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July 25th, 2012, 02:45 PM
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My doctor has said to wait until after the 6 weeks pp before doing any exercise or heavy lifting of any sort
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July 26th, 2012, 10:24 AM
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I want to start doing some core strengthening exercises since I had a section, but I won't attempt anything until my midwife gives me the all clear.
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July 26th, 2012, 11:31 AM
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I personally would wait until your 6w check up, especially since you're already there. Though I can't talk, while I'm not exercising I'm lifting my 35 lb. toddler, it's just not avoidable for me.
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July 26th, 2012, 05:58 PM
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I personally would wait until your 6w check up, especially since you're already there. Though I can't talk, while I'm not exercising I'm lifting my 35 lb. toddler, it's just not avoidable for me.
Me too.. I have been bad, lifting my 28 lb toddler. I am not feeling any pressure.

My doctors appointment is in a week and a half. I am thinking of starting light jogging next week and see how I feel.
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July 31st, 2012, 01:02 PM
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I am 9 days pp and have more or less gone for a walk everyday since getting home from the hospital. Nothing huge, just around the park or the block. I'm planning on going for a longer one today. This morning when I got up I did some yoga (oooh it felt sooooo good!) and just a couple light core exercises. it was maybe a 20min "work out". I only have 8lbs to go to where I was pre-preg, but I want about another 5-8 past that.
I am shocked at how quickly I lost the first 20lbs, did not expect that, so I am in no real hurry to lose the last 10-15 at all!
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July 31st, 2012, 04:33 PM
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That sounds like a good plan Fairymommy. I did my light jogging yestereday and if felt good too. First 20 pounds melted quickly but the rest requires real work, at least for me.
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July 31st, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Im 4 weeks PP tomorrow, and have been doing stretching, yoga and light cardio.Feel
a million times better, especially because of nursing my back hurts a lot.
Weight is not my concern, having last all and 4 lb more since week 3,lol
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