The Fitness Mania class made me realize how out of shape I am. Yes, my body might relatively look the same as pre-pregnancy, but boy I am physically not where I was before babies.
This class really taught me I need to listen to my body, especially while I am just starting to get back into some sort of an exercise routine.
I definitely had to modify a lot of the cardio moves, I was not able to do all the jumping and intense segments of the class. I was also unable to use the heavier weights I used pre-pregnancy. This time I used 5 and 8 pound weights. Before pregnancy I used 10 and 12 pounds weights. It was eye opening for sure. I know I need to take it slow.
After taking this class today I know I need to eat more and drink a lot of water. A few days ago Ashley wrote a wonderful article about exercise and your milk supply. So, I am going to do the things she recommends throughout the day today and as I continue to incorporate exercise more into my life. I surely don’t want my milk supply to diminish because of exercising. Thank you Ashley for this wonderful post.
Once I got home from the gym I made one of my Peanut Butter Protein Shake. This is always my favorite after snack. I love the 30 grams of protein!! I also love that it tastes like a treat.
If you don’t belong to a gym or simply can’t there easily. This is one of my favorite at home boot camp style workouts and it is free:
In the Comments Below:
What is your go-to after workout snack/meal?
- Do you prefer to workout at home or at the gym?