First of all, I have to say that I LOVE this post from Fitnessista and the way that she sees her body and has been treating it since birth. It’s super inspiring to see women who are moms and aren’t buying into having to have the celebrity-perfect body after baby. Honestly I feel like I’ve started to buy into that a bit and her post was a refreshing reminder about what my priorities really are.
This past week’s worth of exercise was fun and hard but I’m still in the process of figuring out what workouts I’m going to be doing on a consistent basis. I would like to start running a little bit and so I’ve downloaded the Couch to 5-K program on my phone. No plans to race, but I like the idea of having a structured plan that forces me to take it slowly at first. I tend to get a liiiiiiiiiittle competitive, even with myself, so having something that keeps me in check is helpful and I’m hoping it will help me avoid injury.
Monday: 3-mile stroller walk with the following strength circuit done 5 times through:
- 60-second plank
- 15 full body-weight squats
- 15 full tuck jumps
- 15 alternating curtsy lunges (per leg)
- 30 scissor kicks
Tuesday: 2-mile hike, Fitnessista Ab Burner, and the following strength circuit done 5 times through:
- 20 push-ups
- 40 soccer ball touches per leg
- 15 walking lunges per leg
- 10 burpees
- 45-second wall sit
I keep alternating between really loving the circuit workouts and wanting to do something more low-key, but I like the variation – keeps it interesting! I’ve actually thought about doing P90X but can’t afford it right now, although I would definitely take the time to do it.
So that being said, what are your favorite workouts? Has anyone ever done P90X? Thoughts?