TWO WEEKS AGO my doctor gave me the clearance for physical activity and that was music to my ears as I have been itching to workout and move my body. Growing and delivering a baby is no joke. It's exhausting, it stretches you (physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually) in ways you didn't know were possible. Once my doctor gave me the "go ahead" this time around I knew I wanted to jump back into working out and toning up. As I mentioned in this post, I work out regularly when I am pregnant and I make sure to eat really good food that will nourish me and the baby (with a few treats along the way). So after having worked out till the day before he was born, I waited until Finn was three months old to really start working out again, and as much as I enjoyed my time resting I felt pretty "blah" for those three months. Endorphins are no joke people!
That said I know that every woman's body is different and reacts differently to pregnancy and fitness. I am just sharing my own fitness and health journey in the hopes that it might encourage other women to embrace their bodies and challenge themselves physically and to keep myself accountable to my own goals.
My current physical goals are to tighten and tone, feel strong, and eat well. My current fitness goals are: Finish BBG Pre-training, do BBG 1.0 & 2.0, walk 10km/week. At the end of the first twelve weeks I would love to be able to do the BBG workout without stopping during the circuit and to only take the 30 second break rather than the three minute break I always end up taking haha.
As my boys grow up and get more and more active I always want to be able to keep up with them, I want to model what a strong, healthy woman is for my boys, and I want to feel comfortable with my body and in my own skin.
Let's talk: What are your postpartum fitness goals? How did you find bouncing back post-pregnancy? Any tips that you found helpful?