Weight loss exercise with unstable pelvis/spd pain

(10 Posts)
ilovetosleep Fri 24-Jun-16 22:23:04

I'm 2 years post partum and my pelvis still gives me grief. I have been doing pilates since January and things have improved immensely but I get that throbbing ache in my pubis from too much walking, I can't run without feeling the pain for weeks afterwards. Cycling is ok but I don't really enjoy it enough to get out on my own and it's not something I can fit into my day with two little ones.
I want something that's really going to shift pounds.
I'd like to try 30 day shred but is that a waste of time? I don't want to cause myself more problems. I don't know what sort of exercises it entails. My physio is a bit non committal and says I just need to try things until I find something that works for me. But after a few set backs I'm scared. I'm finding it hard to keep the weight down as breastfeeding is tailing off (in first year pp I was slimmest I've ever been but recently my middle is just increasing)

Any suggestions for DVDs/youtube I should try?

MrsMook Sun 26-Jun-16 01:45:53

I ended up going to an osteopath when DS2 was 3 months. Pushing a pram containing a baby and a toddler up a hill was still agony. At about 5 months I realised I could move smoothly and was able to walk up hill and begin C25k. The osteopath was better at realising the tension and impoving my mobility than the physio exercises suggested before the birth.

I started getting fitter with walking, buggy babes and aquafit.

DrowningOnSchoolRun Sun 26-Jun-16 21:09:31

DS has just turned 4, it's only for the last year really that things have got better for me, so I'd recommend sticking with the pilates and could you make time for swimming or aquarobics once a week?

If cycling is OK, would spinning work?

ilovetosleep Wed 29-Jun-16 18:59:53

Thanks for the replies. I will carry on with pilates and yes swimming is a good idea. So glad to hear it got better for you eventually drowning - I feel like I might be like this forever! I hate spinning so will be giving that a miss!

DrowningOnSchoolRun Wed 29-Jun-16 19:43:17

I don't like sweating so I can't see myself doing spinning either. Building myself up to doing C25K by doing some pilates and HIIT at the moment.

Good luck

KanyesVest Sun 03-Jul-16 20:43:36

I have similar SPD issues, Ds will be 4 next month. My pain and weakness are definitely hormonal, so it might be worth keeping an eye on your cycle so you can ease back as needed. I found pilates great and lots of modified core work (oblique crunches and side planks). I think technique is fundamental so it might be worth getting a few pt sessions if you can.

MrsMook Sun 17-Jul-16 18:33:21

When swimming, don't do breaststroke legs as it widens and irritates the pelvis, as I discovered when the GP dismissed my SPD as normal aches and pains when I was at the stage of no longer tolerating the agony of heaving myself around the supermarket. I carried on going swimming and teaching myself breaststroke because I didn't have the energy for my usual lengths of front crawl and thought that it was a good use of doing widths. I didn't realise I was hurting myself at the time, but I've got a better technique long term now my pelvis behaves blush

LokisUnderpants Sun 17-Jul-16 18:34:46

Weight loss can be done without any extra exercise at all. It's 80% diet and you're already exercising well with pilates and if you take up swimming.

blackteaplease Sun 17-Jul-16 18:41:35

30 day shred is high impact with quite a bit of cardio. I have an unstable pelvis and wouldn't do it.

I have lost 2. 2 stone since Christmas on a low carb high fat diet without doing any exercise at all. Maybe give some different diets a try.

Beanzmeanzcoffee Sun 17-Jul-16 18:47:31

I've had similar problems since having my first 2.5 years ago exacerbated with the second (now 6mo). I've been doing Aquarobics twice a week since he was 6 weeks and it's made a big difference to my fitness but more to how toned I am. It's much harder work than it looks and really good fun. I also try and fit in Pilates or yoga and a swim once a week. I've lost 3 stone. Like you I still get midline pain if j walk too far, especially in the wrong shoes but I managed the first run of c25k with only muscle aches recently. I then hurt my knee playing with the toddler but that's an aside grin. I hope you find something.

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