My first full week of workouts was exciting if anything. After six weeks of only walking (and taking care of the bambino of course) I was finally doing something different! But that was short lived as my body made it clear I wasn't quite ready to return to all the fun. So, I'm back to walking, a little yoga stretching (downward dog does wonders for an aching baby-carrying back), and maybe a little upper body strength work for now.
Monday - 25 min strength training + a little deep core work for that diastasis recti
Tuesday - 20 min late night yoga
Wednesday - 20 min a.m. run/walk + p.m. mama yoga!
Thursday - Hendricks hills for 50 min (walking the hilly loop the speed group was running repeats on while pushing the stroller) Let's just say, running UP hills is going to be serious work when the time comes.
Friday - 45 min barre strength via The Fitnessista + yoga flow while Henry napped + 1 hr walk at Dorris Ranch with the manfriend and the little guy
Saturday - 45 min stroller walk + coffee & cinnamon sugar donut at the Farmer's Market (not necessarily part of my workouts, but felt luxurious and like my pre-mama life)
Sunday - 45 min stroller walk downtown
If nothing else, it was fun to do something different for a week and I
know I'll be back to it all eventually. It's a good reminder that this
whole having a baby thing is a serious stress on the body and I've got
to give mine a little more time to heal. My plan is to take another two weeks
off and then try just run/walking very briefly and not incorporating lower body strength or much of anything that engages the pelvic floor at that
time. We'll see...
What's been your most exciting or challenging workout lately? What's on deck for your weekend?
I'm not gonna lie, I'm really looking forward to being able to hop back into a bootcamp style, challenging yoga flow, or Barre3 class in the future.
We are heading to Central Oregon to meet my parents to go camping for a night. It's going to be a fun test to see how challenging (or manageable) camping with a newborn is. I'm already packing and bringing about twice the amount of outfits I think he should need (because babies spit up and pee/poo on everything). Oh, and it's going to be in the mid 90's... #overthisheatwave