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  • Neri Miranda Has Important Reminder About Exercise And Losing Weight After Pregnancy

    Neri Miranda said she has already lost 12 kilos in three months.
    by Angela Baylon .
Neri Miranda Has Important Reminder About Exercise And Losing Weight After Pregnancy
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  • Three months after giving birth to baby Cash, Neri Miranda says she has started her fitness journey to get back to her pre-preggy shape.

    The actress-slash-successful mompreneur shared updates about her postpartum weight loss journey on her latest Instagram post. She also gave an important reminder to other new moms working on achieving their fitness goals.

    The mom of two first shared her progress, saying that so far, she has lost 12 kilos since giving birth last October 2021. From 73 kilos in October, she weighed 69 kilos in December and 61 kilos this January 2022. Neri's goal is to achieve a weight of 55 kilos.

    "Dahil no carbs at sweets ako muna to achieve my goal (55 kilos 5'6" height ko ), 61 kilos ako now," she shared.

     

    Neri with baby Cash.
    PHOTO BY instagram/mrsnerimiranda

     

    Reminder about working out after giving birth

    Losing 12 kilos in three months after giving birth is definitely a feat. However, new moms must take things slowly if they are embarking on a weight loss journey since their bodies are still recovering from childbirth.

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    Neri agrees with this and reminds moms to take their fitness journey slowly but steadily and safely. She recalled an instance where she experienced bleeding after doing a more rigorous exercise.

    "Pero syempre, need ko pa rin ng disiplina. Dahan dahan lang. Kase two weeks ago, nag-try akong mag-exercise, more on stretching tapos may planking, ayun, dinugo ako," Neri shared.
    She adds, "kaya sa lahat ng mga bagong panganak, 'wag biglain lalo na kapag CS (Cesarean delivery)...Wag madaliin."

    Neri admits this bleeding concerned and scared her but assured her followers she is doing well.

     

    Chito supports his wife Neri's fitness goals.
    PHOTO BY instagram/mrsnerimiranda

     

    Neri's fitness routine and diet

    Neri is still determined to lose six more kilos to achieve her fitness goal, but for now, she's taking things slow. In her photo, she's seen taking a walk with her husband, Chito Miranda, for her exercise.

    As for her diet, Neri avoids carbohydrates and sugary food and drinks. She admits having this type of diet is a challenge for her. She also has meal plans to make sure she's on track with her goals.

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    She tells her followers, "Kung tatanungin nyo ako kung mahirap ba yung no carbs at sweets, aba oo!

    "Pero kung desidido kang bumalik ang dati mong timbang, magtiis ka! Idaan na lang sa tubig at prutas."

    She even quipped, "Kung pwede lang magdonate ng taba tapos parang drive tru lang, di ba?."

    Postnatal care after a c-section

    Moms who deliver via C-section must be intentional in taking care of their bodies since it is major surgery. Below is some postnatal care new moms need to keep in mind after a C-section delivery, as published in a previous Smart Parenting article. (Read the full article here)

    1. Take it easy

    Avoid climbing stairs, strenuous chores, heavy lifting, and sex. You can gradually introduce movement to your abdominal area to promote blood circulation in the area. 

    2. Say no to exercise for now

    Walking and basic stretching is fine, but not yet for the abdominal muscles. Ob-gyn, Dr. Teresa Bongala of St. Luke's Medical Center, says exercise is not allowed during the first six weeks—at least depending on how your body is recovering—after giving birth to allow your body to heal. 

    3. Wash your wound properly

    Wash your wound gently by wetting a washcloth or sponge with soapy water and squeezing it over your wound. Never rub your wound (it's painful!).

    While having a fitness goal is not bad after giving birth, recovery and healing after going through a c-section must remain a priority.

    Cheering for all new moms out there who are currently on their weight loss journey. Remember, take it slowly but surely!

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    Moms who delivered via C-section shared what you need to know about the first month postpartum. Read here.

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