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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Workin' on my {postpartum} fitness


I am 4.5 months postpartum and physically, I am pretty close to where I was before I got pregnant. I can fit into all of my old clothes and today I bought a dress in my old size which feels like a major win. Sorry to be vain, but it's true.

My new dress!
I wanted to share my weekly workouts in case anyone else is looking for motivation. This also helps me stay motivated and on track! I know the biggest challenge for new moms is finding time to workout, I am lucky enough to have daycare at the gym which I take advantage of a few times a week. The rest of the time I bring Henry with me or try to break a sweat during nap time. Before having Henry I made sure I was always had a full hour to work out, that's no longer an option!

I do wish that I could fit yoga and barre into my schedule but at the moment, there just isn't a spot where it works as the studios don't offer childcare and my husband doesn't get home in time for me to go to an evening class. I suppose I could go at 6 a.m. but I just can't bring myself to do that!

Monday - 5 mile run with the stroller / 3 mile walk with Molly + Henry
Tuesday - 20 mins of intervals on the elliptical / NTC 15 minute toning workout / 4 mile walk with one of my momma friends
Wednesday - 5 mile run with the stroller / 3 miles walk with Molly + Henry
Thursday - 60 minute spin class / 15 minutes of abs
Friday - 3 mile run / NTC 15 minute toning workout / 3 mile walk with Molly + Henry
Saturday - Long run (8 - 10 miles)
Sunday - Rest

My workouts vary on the week but for the most part, I try to keep them consistent. As mentioned, I would love to swap the NTC toning workouts for barre or hot yoga and I hope to find a baby friendly studio / time once the half-marathon is done.

This routine, combined with a relatively clean diet has helped me get back to "fighting weight". I like to think of my postpartum diet as more of a lifestyle change as I have really adapted intuitive eating which basically means I don't overeat. That deserves a whole separate post!

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