Re: weaning and mother's hormones
that sounds like a good plan!
i used to swim a lot - like, 2 hours 3x/week, which is exhausting but lovely - and that's gone away starting wtih my pregnancy exhaustion. since DS is 13 months now, it's been a long time. i kind of had this idea in my head that if i went back to swimming i'd have to go back like i used to. but this summer i realized that even going once a week for 45 mins really helps (and is actually a more "normal" length/intensity workout ) with my overall stress and fitness and sleep. lowering the bar like that for myself is important - if i can fit in a swim today, i'm not committing to three more workouts this week, just the one! and that makes me more likely to just go, and i never regret it.
and, yeah, you can jog with your toddler! keep up a running conversation with her, or set her up with a dvd or book that will last the length of your run.
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