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:
Boot Camp Style – Strength/Cardio Combo
In the Comments Below:
What is your go-to after workout snack/meal?
- Do you prefer to workout at home or at the gym?
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!
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!!
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.
It felt wonderful. It is crazy how different I felt. I am ready to feel like I can do it again!!
I know it will take time. Thank you. 🙂
Yay! So glad you were able to do your first postpartum workout! You’re amazing. Keep it up!
I was the best feeling. Thank you. 🙂
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!
Thank you, it feels so good to start up again: my body missed it. 🙂 I hope you are right. Right now I feel so soft.