This last weekend I went to a local half marathon & 10K race to watch & cheer on some friends. It was both a good and a bad thing for me to do. Good because I love to watch races, and I love running period. Bad because all I wanted to do was get out there with them and RUN! I’m now at 3 weeks post partum/c-section, and technically I still have another 3 weeks to wait before I do any exercising or running.
…we’ll see about that!
I’ve been walking more and more & last week I even did a couple E.A.S.Y. workouts – one upper body and one lower body (I was sore for DAYS after doing simple body weight squats…that’s how out of shape I’ve been getting!). In all honesty, I’m going to try a few jogging intervals next week and see how it feels. I definitely wont push it, but I’m going to give it a go. I NEED IT! 3 kids is starting to bring out the crazy in me, and I need my running outlet to stay sane!!!
During this past pregnancy, and up until now, I’ve been writing down awesome workouts that I’ve come across – on blogs, instagram, etc. They are more of the hardcore ones, that I couldn’t do while pregnant, and I really can’t wait to do ALL OF THEM! (3 pages, front and back so far!).
Most of these workouts are from Achieving Balance, Blonde Ponytail, and Muncher Cruncher, with a few other workouts & random new exercises from other personal trainers, runners or bloggers out there. I’ve been itching to sweat ever since I stopped running (32 weeks preg…about 11 weeks ago). I think I will start with a fitness test, to see where I’m at with everything (pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, mile time, dead lift, etc). As much as I hate starting from scratch, I do love seeing myself progress and improve!
And we’ll end with that…and this…
[*yawn* - Baby H, 3 weeks old]