Exercise! - how often a week should I exercise?

12-26-2009, 10:11 PM
Hi I am new here!

I was 185 and am now 170 with a goal of 125. I gained all this weight during and after my pregnancy. My daughter has brain damage due to Negligence and I was seriously depressed dealing with the reality of having a child with such problems. I gained 10 more pounds after she was born than when I was pregnant with her! Things are slightly better although our days are hectic and emotional.
I have been exercising and watching what I eat. I started off exercising everyday and am continuing to do so, but so many people I know have told me its bad for me and my body needs a break. I was wondering what anyone has to say about that.

Carly Smoker
12-27-2009, 12:15 AM
Sorry about your stresses. But if anything exercise helps you manage stress.

You haven't given many specifics about your case, how long post-partum, what type of delivery, are you breast-feeding, pumping? Things like that can all determine how strenuous you should exercise.

What type of exercise are you currently doing?

I can't think of a reason why a person should "give their body a break". The body is the only machine that breaks down if it isn't used. We need to use them.

12-27-2009, 12:22 AM

My daughter is now 1 year old. I am not breastfeeding. I am doing body weight exercises such as V-ups, bridges,squats, and jumping exercises. I like to walk briskly too. I didn't think I needed to break because like you say I love the feeling of tightness after you exercise. Thanks for your reply :) Its nice to just hear what you already think