It has been almost nine months since I gave birth to my son. The rule I have heard is "that it's nine months on and then nine months off". I am still waiting for my body to return to it's pre pregancy shape. I have about 7lbs to loose and some speed to regain. I find it amazing that some women can return to racing shape so quickly. I'm not an elite athlete. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I just hoped to be further along by now.