Following last weeks theme of getting back into exercise after having a baby I asked one of our buggy walkers, Sally Saville, how it was for her.
‘I have 2 children, both by c-section – the youngest is 3 months and the older 2 years. Before having children I was always an active person, I liked to stay slim and used walking and running to keep me in shape.
After the first child, the whole experience was a total shock. It was also Winter so it was cold, dark and depressing. It took me about 3 months to gain the energy and the will to start exercising. Buggy walk was one of the first activities we took part in with the aim of shedding some pounds and meeting some new people. I walked everywhere with him in the buggy. With my second child things seemed a lot easier. I was dying to get back into shape and started Buggy Walk right after my 6 week check. It has surprised me how much easier it was to get back to my old self after my second child than it was after my first. It was also quite a shock that the baby weight didn’t just go after having the baby!
I would love to get out running again but I am still heavier than I was before I had the children and with the sleepless nights and looking after two little ones I never seem to find the right moment.
Doing the “Buggy Walk” in the park is a great way of exercising. It is also a great opportunity to meet other mums in the same situation.
Returning to fitness is very important to me. It has not only helped me feel better about myself physically but the fresh air gives me a feel good boost too. Being fit helps to raise my self esteem and to be able to fit back into all my old clothes!’