Re: Breastfeeding and sanity
I'm more like sassypants in my exercise pre and post-baby situation. I never exercised and then started after grad school and lost 25 lbs. Then I stuck with it and started to love exercise -- 5 days a week of intense exercise plus additional hiking, walking, yard work on my "off days." It was so hard to pretty much not exercise for a long time once baby was born -- once a week if I was lucky. With pumping 3x a day at work I couldn't find time during my lunch break (what I used to do), and weeknights and weekends were too busy to get much exercise in. I'm finally back up to almost 5 days a week, but it's not the 45 minutes to an hour I used to do. Running 6 miles is a dream, and I'm lucky if I can do 3. Workouts that used to seem like a fun challenge are now insanely difficult! But do what you can and take your baby (walks, runs) when you can. It will make you feel better.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.