So wow. First of all let me just say that I am SORE and so completely happy with it! I have always been one of those people who enjoys being sore to some degree. Not in an unhealthy way, I think it’s just a good sign that I actually got my butt into gear and made it happen. I remember back in the day I always dreaded and loved volleyball two-a-days; no matter how much I worked out in the summer beforehand I would always come out dead tired and happy about it in the end!
P.S. I have the cutest baby ever. EVAH.
I don’t really have a ton to say about the body after baby thing just yet, but thought it would be a good thing to post weekly workouts just as a way of tracking. I’ve waxed poetic about the perils of mommy-brain before, and if there’s anything that I would probably forget about first it would be the workouts that I’ve been doing. This way I can track what’s working, what’s not and make changes as appropriate!
WEEK OF APRIL 30-MAY 6
Monday: 3-mile stroller walk, Nike Training Club Sweat + Shape workout
Tuesday: 2-mile hike, WillPower + Grace cardio workout
Wednesday: 3-mile walk + 100 lunges uphill (yikes)
Thursday: 2-mile hike, Salah Says workout, 10-minute abs (below)
Each exercise for 30 seconds apiece, four times through for a total of 10 minutes: traditional crunches, reverse crunches, bicycle crunches, frog crunches, side-to-side crunches.
Friday: 4-mile stroller walk, stretch
Saturday: 4-mile Royal Arch hike at the Blend Retreat (my glutes were scah-reaming)
Sunday: rest day (much needed!)
As far as food goes we’ve been eating things like baked potatoes, salads, cauliflower-crust pizza (LOVE), and crockpot cooked meals for the past week, which has worked out well as far as having great leftovers and filling us up at dinner. Sure there are times when a normal pizza has snuck its way in, but 90% of our food for the past week has been healthy. I’ll take it!
Overall I can’t tell a lot of progress other than the fact that I feel a lot stronger than I did before, but I also know that it will take some time. I’m just ready to look as strong as I feel!