Okay friends – it’s me again, looking to be inspired and encouraged by you and to pass on some inspiration myself.
I’ve been officially cleared by my doc for regular postpartum activity including working out “without any restrictions,” according to my OB.
So! That means this ol’ Monday is officially “C’mon Steph start getting your postpartum bod back in some pre-baby shape.”
I am trying hard to figure out how to fit daily exercise into our new baby “routine.” With newborn nursing there really isn’t any “routine” in my life yet since I’m rather always on call to Mr. Baby. But I know it’s possible to fit in a daily workout and I’m determined to figure out how.
Those of you Mamas who have advice in this department PLEASE SHARE. I’m all ears and eager to soak up your wisdom.
I’m sharing my postpartum workout plan out here in Blogosphere because I imagine I can’t be the only one who needs both motivation and accountability to get in shape. Perhaps my feeble attempts at starting up a new workout routine will inspire some of y’all to join me in the
struggle journey. I’d love to have you along for the ride so we can inspire and encourage each other!
Here’s my postpartum start-up workout plan:
1. Jilian Michaels (aka Jill the Pill) workout DVDs for six weeks. Jill really helped me get back into a regular workout regimen after my second pregnancy, so I’m hoping she’ll verbally kick my butt enough to get me kick-started back to shape. Added bonus is her DVDs are about 28 minutes long so it’s not a huge time commitment each day. I figure six wees of Jill will get me to about Thanksgiving.
2. At which point I plan to transition into a beginner’s level CrossFit regimen. I think I’ll use the 20 workouts laid out in the back of CrossFit trainer Sarah Fragoso’s book Everyday Paleo (available from the library if you’re interested and don’t want to buy it).
3. Sarah’s 20 workouts and walking/jogging in the neighborhood should get me to the end of 2013. When the New Year begins, I hope to return to CrossFitting at home.
It’s 1:20pm ET and my two toddler bears are down for their afternoon nap. My newborn is miraculously sleeping in his crib right now, so as soon as I hit the “publish” button on this blog entry, I’m throwing this crazy girl’s DVD into my laptop and kicking off day one of workout fun.
Who’s with me?