First Workout Postpartum

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.

peanut butter protein shake - Aug. 30

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:

Boot Camp Style – Strength/Cardio Combo

In the Comments Below:

  1. What is your go-to after workout snack/meal?
  2. Do you prefer to workout at home or at the gym?

About Renee

My name is Renee and I am a 30 year old wife and mother to four little girls. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Fit for Motherhood is my journey through motherhood, pregnancy and life in general all while trying my best to be fit and healthy.
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8 Responses to First Workout Postpartum

  1. Yay for you that you’re getting back into your fitness routine. I know you were really looking forward to that 🙂 I definitely made some mistakes when it came to over exercising and not listening to my body after giving birth. Next time around I’ll do things much differently. I did find that adding nutritional yeast (Brewers Yeast) to my smoothies and taking Fenugreek everyday really helped my supply. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Renee says:

      It was so nice, but I have no idea how to make it a regular thing yet. 🙂

      I am definitely going take your advice on the supplements. Thank you!!

  2. Erin says:

    So glad you got to work out! I remember how excited I was to go take my first Bikram Yoga class after Octave. It was 6 weeks postpartum and I wanted to cry. I was so weak, and sad that I was not going to ever be able to feel the same way. My breasts were so massive, they were in the way of every move:) HA! I no longer have that problem and have totally regained all my strength plus some. You are amazing! Keep it up.

  3. Yay! So glad you were able to do your first postpartum workout! You’re amazing. Keep it up!

  4. Congratulations on getting back into exercising. Don’t worry muscle has memory and you will be lifting those heavier weight before you know it and you will be even more stronger. I love reading your post! keep up the good work!
    Carol

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